Today’s referee is Michael Oliver – The game with the Anfield cat as the most entertaining moment to remember but did the ref had a night to remember?
|MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Michael Oliver (2012-02-06)|
|5||OTHER||Dawson||Carrol||C||Dawson played the ball, correct non call from the ref||1|
|5||OTHER||Krancjar||Adam||C||advantage given, waited a while before giving the signal to make sure||1|
|9||OTHER||Johnson||Adebayor||NC||Push, not given||1|
|12||OTHER||C||Ref stops play as the Anfield cat enters the field||2|
|19||OTHER||Ekoto||Kuyt||C||Jumped in his back||1|
|31||OTHER||Dawson||Carrol||C||Jumped in his back||1|
|38||OTHER||Krancjar||Johnson||NC||Krancjar comes in with the arm leading, always give such a foul||1|
|38||YELLOW||Krancjar||NC||Always give a card, in this case a yellow would have been enough||2|
|38||OTHER||Kuyt||Friedel||NC||Kuyt stands in front of the goalkeeper when a corner is taken and blocks the run of Friedel. Always a foul ref||1|
|39||OTHER||Livermore?||Gerrard||C||Trip, advantage given||1|
|39||OTHER||Parker||Adam||C||Tackle from the side||1|
|50||PENALTY||Dawson||Bellamy||C||Correct non call, Dawson just put his body between ball and player||3|
|54||OTHER||Agger||Bale||C||A dive from Bale. Well spotted from the ref||1|
|54||YELLOW||Bale||C||A dive is always a yellow card and Bale also pushed Agger away when Agger confronted him for his dive||2|
|56||OTHER||Adam||Kranjcar||NC||Push in the back not given||1|
|57||OTHER||Ekoto||Kuyt||C||Assumed correct, replays shown||1|
|61||PENALTY||Dawson||Carroll||NC||Dawson clearly pushed Carroll just when he tries to jump for a header. Should have been a penalty||3|
|70||OTHER||Suarez||Parker||C||First a push and then just a kick in the stomach||1|
|70||RED||Suarez||NC||A deliberate kick in the stomach, the ball not even close should have been a red card||3|
|76||YELLOW||Skrtel||C||Pointing that you got a bit of the ball is not important with such a tackle. Deserved yellow card and close to a red one||2|
|80||YELLOW||Carroll||NC||For the umpteenth time Carroll complains by the ref and shouts at him. Ref shows some balls and give him a card and make him stop with this silly behaviour||2|
|82||OTHER||Skrtel||Friedel||C||Skrtel came in with a high foot on the keeper||1|
|91||OTHER||Skrtel||Saha||C||Blocked him with the arm||1|
All in all a very even game from the ref. But still a few missing things. A clear push from Dawson when Carroll wanted to go for a header was missed. This is maybe because the ref was not looking to where the ball could end but was looking at the ball in its flight. A stupid technical mistake maybe.
The second miss was a red card for Suarez who kicked Parker in the stomach when the ball was 1 meter higher. This was dangerous and should have been a red card. The ref settled for a yellow card.
A good moment was the Bale dive and more importantly the ref not falling for it. And a dive even in midfield is a yellow card.
|COMPETENCY SUMMARY – Michael Oliver (2012-02-06)|
|Period 1||Called||Total||Correct %|
|Period 2||Called||Total||Correct %|
The score is very even over the whole 90 minutes. A score of just under 80% is okay but in the weighted decisions you see a drop of some 10%. So he sees the fouls but has to be sure to punish it when it matters most.
|BIAS SUMMARY – Michael Oliver (2012-02-06)|
|Period 1||Liverpool||%||Tottenham Hotspur||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||13||76.47||4||23.53||17|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||3||60.00||2||40.00||5|
|Period 2||Liverpool||%||Tottenham Hotspur||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||8||40.00||12||60.00||20|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||3||33.33||6||66.67||9|
|Correct For Weighted||21||56.76||16||43.24||37|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||6||42.86||8||57.14||14|
The incorrect decisions are very much in what we could consider the 60/40 home advantage. An important miss for both teams (penalty – red card) but in a game with little history apart from a cat entering the field a rather good score for the ref in general.