Today’s referee is Michael Jones – Alias Smith and Jones was a western series from my child hood days, but this Jones is the man with the whistle and not with the smoking gun. But who knows one day…
|MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Michael Jones (2012-02-25)|
|8||OTHER||Petrovic||Silva||C||Tried to give advantage first but when he saw nothing was on he gave the first foul||1|
|21||OTHER||Petrovic||Silva||C||His fourth foul is a push||1|
|21||YELLOW||Petrovic||C||Should be booked by now 4 fouls in 20 minutes||2|
|22||OTHER||Hanley||Yaya||C||Tackle from behind||1|
|22||YELLOW||Hanley||C||Caught him on the ankle from behind||2|
|25||OTHER||Hoilett||Silva||C||“Blocked his leg first, then got the ball. Was a foul”||1|
|27||OTHER||Aguero||Petrovic||C||Push on defender||1|
|32||PENALTY||De Jongh||Pedersen||NC||“He makes contact with the ball with his right foot, Pedersen takes the ball with his left foot and then De Jongh clips the ankle of Pedersen with his left foot. Was a foul, not given”||3|
|46||OTHER||Hoilett||Kolarov||NC||Push not given||1|
|47||OTHER||Orr||Balotellu||C||Jumped in the back||1|
|51||OTHER||Orr||Balotellu||C||Advantage given after a kick on the ankle leading to a short and a corner for City||1|
|52||YELLOW||Orr||C||before the corner is taken the ref gives a yellow for his late tackle. Excellent refereeing!||2|
|52||GOAL||ManC||C||“The icing on the cake is that City score from the corner, correct goal”||3|
|71||OTHER||Aguero||Pedersen||C||Jumped in the back||1|
|73||OTHER||Orr||Balotellu||C||Leaning on him||1|
|77||OTHER||Balotelli||Orr||NC||Came in with his arm against the defender||1|
I don’t know what Petrovic was told before the game but it could have been something like: rough them up a bit. 4 fouls in 20 minutes. Not really bad one but I think the ref should have rewarded his efforts with a yellow card.
His team mate Hanley paid the price a few minutes later.
The only bad moment was a not given penalty for Blackburn in the first half when it was only 1-0 for City. De Jongh came in touched the ball with his right foot but Pedersen still had the ball under control of his left foot. De Jongh then clipped the right foot of Pedersen when he had just passed him. The ref was close and I think was fooled by the first contact with the ball that De Jongh made. And therefore he maybe missed the second contact when no ball was played any more.
Would it have changed the game? City was well in control over the 90 minutes and scored 2 more goals. But still a miss is a miss from the ref.
Some good refereeing proceded the second City goal. An advantage given that resulted in a shot and a corner. Then a yellow for Orr for his late tackle and then from the corner a goal was scored. That was good – you sometimes need a bit of luck as a ref so we will see if the points are also good.
|COMPETENCY SUMMARY – Michael Jones (2012-02-25)|
|Period 1||Called||Total||Correct %|
|Period 2||Called||Total||Correct %|
And yes they are. A score of 90% correct calls is really good. With the weight added it goes down to 87,50% but a very, very respectable score in this game. The big question that remains: was there any visible bias in the ref his performance?
|BIAS SUMMARY – Michael Jones (2012-02-25)|
|Period 1||Manchester City||%||Blackburn Rovers||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||12||70.59||5||29.41||17|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||2||40.00||3||60.00||5|
|Period 2||Manchester City||%||Blackburn Rovers||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||12||66.67||6||33.33||18|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||1||50.00||1||50.00||2|
|Totals||Manchester City||%||Blackburn Rovers||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||24||68.57||11||31.43||35|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||3||42.86||4||57.14||7|
And this is really amazing with only 4 wrong calls over the whole game the ref has done an excellent job. And the best part is that he managed to make 2 mistakes against each team.
So apart from the missed penalty for Blackburn a very good game from the ref and the numbers showed a very unbiased performance also.