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Untold Ref review: Fulham 2 – Man City 2

By Ref Reviewer 03

Fulham played Manchester City, the final score was 2-2 and the ref was Mark Clattenburg once again.

Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight
1 OTHER Sidwell Barry C Foul 1 1
2 OTHER Silva Dembele C Foul 1 1
3 OTHER Sidwell Aguero NC Pulled on his arm, dispossesed – not given 0 0
7 OFFSIDE Dzeko C 1 1
7 OTHER Clichy Duff C Slid in on Duff 1 1
8 OTHER Dempsey Richards C Blatant shove 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
13 OTHER Dempsey YaYa C Tripping 1 1
13 OTHER Kelly Clichy C Tripping 1 1
15 OTHER Zamora Clichy C Shoving 1 1
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
20 OFFSIDE Zamora C 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
32 OTHER Sidwell Barry C Advantage played 1 1
39 OTHER Nasri Sidwell C Tripping 1 1
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
Half time 13 15
CORRECT 68,42% 62,50%
YELLOW 0 1 0,00
RED 0 0
PENALTY 0 1 0,00
GOAL 1 1 100,00
OTHER 0 0
1 3 33,33
OFFSIDE 2 2 100,00
Second half
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 Lescott Zamora C Foul 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
57 OTHER Zamora Lescott C Foul 1 1
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
77 OTHER Dempsey Nasri C Trip 1 1
79 OTHER Sidwell Nasri C Trip/Pull 1 1
79 OTHER Sidwell Nasri C Tripping 1 1
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
90+3 OTHER Richards Ruiz C Shove 1 1
2nd half score
TOTAL 18 23
% CORRECT 72,00% 69,70%
YELLOW 1 2 50,00
RED 0 0
PENALTY 0 0
GOAL 2 3 66,67
OTHER 1 3 33,33
4 8 50,00
OFFSIDE 2 2 100,00
TOTAL SCORE
TOTAL 31 38
% CORRECT 70,45% 66,67%
YELLOW 1 3 33,33
RED 0 0
PENALTY 0 1 0,00
GOAL 3 4 75,00
OTHER 1 3 33,33
5 11 45,45
OFFSIDE 4 4 100,00
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%
Total 12

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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Important notice: All referee reviews on Untold Arsenal are written on the basis of television coverage.  It should be noted that from time to time some TV channels choose not to show an incident involving the referee (preferring for example to show a replay instead).   This can lead to our reviewer missing something that would have been spotted by the crowd.  We’re sorry this happens, but really can’t find any way around this at present.

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3 comments to Untold Ref review: Fulham 2 – Man City 2

  • Donnyfan1

    Excellent report. Have we seen an example here of the ‘help ManU by keeping down the opposition’ routine. In this case- punishing Citeh would have that effect. This needs to be watched paticularly as Arsenal at this time may no longer be viewed as a threat to ManU– and therefore be treated leniently by the officials. However, Chelsea and Citeh are very much a threat at this time.

  • Micko

    Maybe we can recruit some Chelsea & Citeh fans as ref reviewers.

  • C4

    Good idea Micko, let’s find some of their popular blogs and post links to this article, asking any refs in their midst to join the reviewers here. I’m guessing Sammy the Snake should have a good idea where to look…