By Ref Reviewer 03
Fulham played Manchester City, the final score was 2-2 and the ref was Mark Clattenburg once again.
|3||OTHER||Sidwell||Aguero||NC||Pulled on his arm, dispossesed – not given||0||0|
|7||OTHER||Clichy||Duff||C||Slid in on Duff||1||1|
|9||OTHER||NC||Throw-in wrongly awarded to Fulham. Nasri was even slightly fouled in possession, ball last went off a fulham player.||0||0|
|18||GOAL||C||Aguero just barely onside. Arms and hands don’t count for offside, legs and feet do||1||3|
|19||OTHER||Richards||Dembele||C||Played the opponent, not the ball||1||1|
|28||PENALTY||Dembele||Dzeko||NC||Dembele strongly took hold of Dzeko’s shirt in the area from a corner – not given||0||0|
|39||YELLOW||Nasri||NC||Nasri’s trip looked as if it may have been intentional to break up a scoring chance||0||0|
|42||OTHER||NC||Throw-in wrongly awarded to Man City.||0||0|
|43||OTHER||Duff||Aguero||NC||Shoving – not given||0||0|
|46||GOAL||C||Aguero – goal okay||1||3|
|48||OFFSIDE||Duff||C||Very close call, can’t judge from angle, assumed correct.||1||1|
|48||OFFSIDE||Aguero||C||Linesman correct – goal disallowed||1||1|
|49||OTHER||Murphy||Aguero||NC||Pushed Aguero to win ball – not given||0||0|
|49||OTHER||Barry||Murphy||C||Obstruction – waited first to see if advantage developed||1||1|
|50||OTHER||Richards||C||Hand ball – arms extended from the body||1||1|
|55||OTHER||Richards||C||Improper throw-in – seemed okay but quite possibly lifted a foot – assumed correct||1||1|
|55||GOAL||C||Zamora – goal okay||1||3|
|59||OTHER||Barry||Dembele||C||Barry went through Dembele to win the ball||1||1|
|59||YELLOW||Barry||C||This was dangerous play – yellow card||1||2|
|67||OTHER||Sidwell||Dzeko||C||Foul from behind||1||1|
|70||OTHER||Sidwell||Dzeko||NC||Blatant trip from behind just outside the area overlooked by ref||0||0|
|70||OTHER||Ya Ya||Dembele||C||Slight trip||1||1|
|74||OTHER||Kelly||Dzeko||NC||Kicked Dzeko’s leg so he couldn’t play the ball – not given||0||0|
|75||GOAL||Murphy||NC||Fulham went and scored right after the ignored foul on Dzeko – goal should not have stood||0||0|
|85||OTHER||Sidwell||Zabableta||NC||Lunged in dangerously studs up to win the ball – ref played advantage but should have stopped play to book Sidwell||0||0|
|85||YELLOW||Sidwell||NC||Yellow not given for above, ref should also consider persistant fouling by Sidwell||0||0|
|86||OTHER||Sidwell||Tevez||C||Slid in from behind got ball and player – advantage played||1||1|
|88||OTHER||Hangeland||Richards||NC||Looked like normal jostling for the ball||0||0|
|2nd half score|
|Correct calls||For Fulham||15||45,45%|
|For Man City||18||54,55%|
|Total correct calls||33|
|Wrong calls||Against Fulham||2||16,67%|
|Against Man City||10||83,33%|
The ref was Mark Clattenburg and as you can see he didn’t rate well on the day. He ended up with a final score of just above 70% in right calls, only getting roughly half of the major decisions correct. Wrong calls were heavily in favour of Fulham by a 10 to 2 margin, and Steve Sidwell was especially lucky not to have been booked in this match.
Manchester City had a penalty shout in the 28th minute when Dembele grabbed Dzeko’s jersey in the penalty area. Perhaps it was a bit away from where the ball went, but it seemed fairly blatant and right in front of the ref.
But the most controversial decision on the day was an ignored foul on Dzeko by Stephen Kelly. The Fulham defender came in from behind on Dzeko, kicked his leg as he was about to play the ball and gave a shove in the back. Clattenburg ignored the foul and Fulham equalised immediately afterwards with a strike by Danny Murphy.
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