By Ref reviewer 04
Sorry about the fact that we have been a bit late with some of the reviews of the weekend before. But with the Champions League review and all the articles related to this we couldn’t come to the other reviews. And one could say: another day, another game but not another ref and this really is a coincidence….
Next in our reviews we have Bolton – Manchester United. Ref at the Reebok was Marinner.
|1||OTHER||Eagles||Evans||NC||Just felt to the floor as he felt a Bolton player||0||0|
|3||OTHER||K. Davies||Cleverly||C||Another wild lunge going through the man. Cleverly had to leave the field after this||1||1|
|3||YELLOW||K. Davies||NC||Just give a yellow ref, cut this crap out||0||0|
|13||OTHER||K. Davies||Evra||C||Another wild lunge from Davies||1||1|
|13||YELLOW||K. Davies||C||Finally should have been the second one in fact||1||2|
|14||OTHER||Reo Coker||Rooney||C||Little trip||1||1|
|15||OTHER||Klasnic||Evans||NC||Didn’t see much wrong this time||0||0|
|20||OTHER||M. Davies||Nani||C||Wild tackle to stop a counter||1||1|
|20||YELLOW||M. Davies||C||Well deserved yellow card for stopping a possible dangerous counter||1||2|
|21||OTHER||K. Davies||Evans||NC||For once not much wrong with the challenge||0||0|
|24||OTHER||K. Davies||Evans||NC||Davies is pushing but loses out and then complains to the ref. Lucky not to get another card||0||0|
|27||GOAL||MU||C||The goal is disallowed for offside. He was just a yard offside at the moment of the pass||1||3|
|34||OTHER||Cahil||Chicarito||C||Push in the back||1||1|
|39||OTHER||Chicarito||Robinson||NC||Clear jump in the back||0||0|
|54||OTHER||Young||Cahill||C||Young pushes Cahil on the head when he shields the ball. Sticking out an arm is not allowed to shield the ball like that||0||0|
|54||OTHER||Cahill||Young||C||Cahill goes in wild against Young||1||1|
|65||OTHER||Ngog||Ferdinand||C||Foul on a defender no advantage||1||1|
|2nd half score|
|Correct calls||For MU||19||79,17%|
|Total correct calls||24|
|Wrong calls||Against MU||2||28,57%|
At the end of the day a very comfortable win by MU. The ref was weak at the start of the game. K. Davies the usual himself kicked Cleverly off the field with a tackle coming from behind and didn’t get a yellow card for this. An experienced ref like Marinner should know his players and should cut it out from the first moment. By not doing this K. Davies could stay on the field later on as he tried to kick someone else off the field.
This was one of the few times the ref gave something to Bolton. Not saying that he tilted the game but it was obvious that in case of doubt MU would get the benefit in this game. But there was not much to tilt and certainly when Davies was taken off the field the game became rather easy.
But the ref got most of his important decisions right seen over the 90 minutes so credit for that. However the final score overall is lower because he did missed rather a few things, too many to my liking anyway. Almost 1 on 4 decisions was wrong.