Today’s referee is Anthoyny Taylor –
|MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Anthoyny Taylor (2012-03-18)|
|5||OTHER||Stearman||Chicarito||N/C||Was a reckless challenge, he missed the ball, but somehow came away with it.||1|
|6||OTHER||Jarvis||Rafael||N/C||Blocked a run off the ball||1|
|18||OTHER||Bassong||Chicarito||N/C||A nudge in the back before ball arrives||1|
|20||GOAL||Evans||C||There was a question mark over wether it should have been a corner, or a throw in the build up, but TV was inconclusive, so we go with the ref.||3|
|23||YELLOW||Zubar||C||An easy yellow for a reckless challenge||2|
|33||OTHER||Zubar||C||Foul throw, foot over the line||1|
|37||OTHER||Jarvis||Valencia||N/C||Nudge from a throw||1|
|38||RED||Zubar||C||He gave the Ref no choice||3|
|44||OTHER||Chicarito||Stearman||N/C||He blocked him off the ball to allow a Wellbeck shot, missed by ref||1|
|45||FOUL||Fletcher||Evans||C||I could not see it, but TV was inconclusive, so I go with the Ref||1|
|51||FOUL||Foley||Rooney||N/C||Blimey, first time this season a foul is missed on the Messiah, what next, Refs getting over 90%||1|
|58||OFFSIDE||Chicarito||N/C||He was just off. But assistant missed it||1|
|66||YELLOW||Wellbeck||N/C||I don?t get it, his first foul, it was inoccuous, he had covering defenders, I cannot explain this caution.||2|
|85||YELLOW||Johnsson||N/C||He hit Wellbeck with his trailing leg, deliberately, a foul much worse than the challenge Wellbeck was cautioned for. Please be consistent , or we do not have a sport!||4|
The Referee Anthony Taylor from Greater Manchester, yes you read it right, GREATER MANCHESTER! (Note to PGMOL, does the London FA not have a training programme, if not sort it please) really had an easy day. Wolves were so poor that in the second half I thought the Ref was pitying them. I know I have reffed games when I have just wanted the game to end, just to take one team out of its misery. Perhaps we could introduce throwing in the towel as in boxing.
About the game, the first Man Utd goal could have been from a corner that should have been a throw, Wolves felt so, it looked suspiciously like a throw, but the TV angle was inconclusive, so I go with the Ref.
The decision to send of Zubar was an easy one, he tried to hurt Rooney with the first of his two yellows, the second challenge was just silly and Zubar let his team down, handing the game to Man Utd.
Two more contentious points, the decision to Yellow Wellbeck I felt was tokenism, it was a non-challenge with covering defenders, and his first foul of the game.
20 minutes later Johnsson made a much worse challenge with his trailing leg, it was reckless and could have caused injury. If Wellbecks challenge was a worthy yellow, why not this. Consistency please Ref!
All in all, this game was only ever going to go one way, Wolves were the masters of their own downfall, a poor team playing with no confidence, let down by one of their own players. The Wolves crowd though were magnificent.
|COMPETENCY SUMMARY – Anthoyny Taylor (2012-03-18)|
|Period 1||Called||Total||Correct %|
|Period 2||Called||Total||Correct %|
A bit of an up and down performance from the ref it seemed.
|BIAS SUMMARY – Anthoyny Taylor (2012-03-18)|
|Period 1||Wolverhampton Wanderers||%||Manchester United||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||7||28.00||18||72.00||25|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||1||20.00||4||80.00||5|
|Period 2||Wolverhampton Wanderers||%||Manchester United||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||7||43.75||9||56.25||16|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||1||12.50||7||87.50||8|
|Totals||Wolverhampton Wanderers||%||Manchester United||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||14||34.15||27||65.85||41|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||2||15.38||11||84.62||13|
And surprise surprise for the first time in as long as I can remember more wrong calls against United than in their favour.