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Today’s referee is Howard Webb – How was his score at the end of the day?
|MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Howard Webb (2012-01-22)|
|9||OTHER||Parker||Nasri||NC||Kicked him on the ankle||1|
|10||YELLOW||Clichy||C||Prevens a quick throw in by blocking the ball with his hands. Ref had no option but to book him||2|
|17||OTHER||Savic||Defoe||NC||Held him by his arm, not given||1|
|26||OTHER||Parker||Dzeko||C||came in a bit late||1|
|35||YELLOW||Lescott||NC||A promising attack and if he wouldn’t have been fouled he could have been in a dangerous position. Ref only speaks to him||2|
|39||YELLOW||VDVaart||NC||Vdvaart shows openly and strong how unhappy he is with the decision. No card for dissent? Wealk from the ref||2|
|42||OTHER||Walker||Aguaro||NC||Held him by his arm, not given||1|
|48||PENALTY||Kaboul||C||A cross from 1 meter out hits the arm of the defender who held his arm in front of his body. Correct no penalty given||3|
|50||OTHER||Defoe||Savic||C||Pulled the defender by the shirt||1|
|52||OTHER||Parker||Aguero||C||Held him by the arm and finaly tripped him||1|
|52||YELLOW||Parker||C||Continuing fouling, correct card||2|
|52||PENALTY||Essou ekoto||Savic||NC||The defeneder was holing Savic by his arm so he couldn’t jump to win the header and the ball was played in his direction.||3|
|72||OTHER||Milner||C||Handball assumed correct||1|
|75||OTHER||Lescott||Kaboul||NC||Lescott swings his elbow in the face of Kaboul and he had to make an effort to make this swing||1|
|75||RED||Lescott||NC||Facing your opponent and then swingin in the elbow should be a red card, nothing given||3|
|82||OTHER||Barry||Parker||C||Blocked him with the arm||1|
|82||YELLOW||Barry||NC||Protest loud and agressive, ref lets it go||2|
|83||OTHER||Balotelli||Parker||NC||Balotelli kicks Parker who had blocked a shot on the head||1|
|83||RED||Balotelli||NC||Should have been a red card for a deliberate stamp on the head of an opponent||3|
|87||OFFSIDE||Manc||C||Keeper claims the ball and throws it out quickly to a free player, ref signals to put the flag down||1|
|94||PENALTY||King||Balotellu||C||clamps his legs around Balotelli||3|
|94||YELLOW||King||NC||A possible goal scoring chance, there was cover so a yellow card would have been enough but refs forgets is||2|
|94||GOAL||Manc||C||correct goal, but the man who scored should not have been on te field||3|
Some talking points and I leave the not given red card against Balotelli was handled by the FA and rightly so. He hacked back with his heel on the head of Parker and this is not done.
City should have had another player sent off as Lescott went in against Kaboul in the second half and threw an elbow on the chin of the Tottenham player. As both players were facing each other Lescott knew that Kaboul was there and there was no need to move in with the arm like that and the ball had been played out of the danger zone by Lescott. Again Webb didn’t see it and neither did the FA. Maybe the fact that Lescott is English will have something to do with it?
|COMPETENCY SUMMARY – Howard Webb (2012-01-22)|
|Period 1||Called||Total||Correct %|
|Period 2||Called||Total||Correct %|
The score from the ref is rather high but this mostly goes down to the fact that 5 goals were scored and that they were correct.
|BIAS SUMMARY – Howard Webb (2012-01-22)|
|Period 1||Manchester City||%||Tottenham Hotspur||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||4||40.00||6||60.00||10|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||6||66.67||3||33.33||9|
|Period 2||Manchester City||%||Tottenham Hotspur||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||21||56.76||16||43.24||37|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||5||33.33||10||66.67||15|
|Totals||Manchester City||%||Tottenham Hotspur||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||25||53.19||22||46.81||47|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||11||45.83||13||54.17||24|
If we look at the final wrong decisions it was as if the ref gave both teams one half the benefit of the doubt. In the first half the decisions went against City but in the second half they went against Tottenham. At the end of the day the wrong calls were even out.
But Tottenham will feel hard done by the fact that the player on who the penalty foul was done should have been in the dressing room by then. To make things worse the same player converted the penalty. And despite Harry saying he never complains about the refs and his decisions I think he did. But in this case I can’t blame him.