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Today’s referee is Chris Foy –
|MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Chris Foy (2012-04-07)|
|21||OTHER||Bendtner||Parker||C||Could easilyhave been a yellow, tackle was a little naughty||1|
|29||OTHER||N/C||Advantage played after a silly challenge by Cattermole on Sandro, none gained so should have taken game back||1|
|29||YELLOW||Cattermole||N/C||This was a dangerous reckless challenge that was s split second away from being a leg breaker, should at least have been a yellow and a stern chat||2|
|35||OTHER||McClean||Sandro||C||Again could have been a yellow||1|
|52||YELLOW||Gallas||N/C||Foy has clearly left his yellow card in the car, again this was a reckless challenge coming down hard and late on Gardners foot with his studs||2|
|61||YELLOW||Sandro||C||A silly challenge, and a good yellow, but please Ref be consistent||2|
|66||OTHER||Gardner||Modric||N/C||Ref misses shirt being pulled back||1|
|80||OTHER||Walker||McClean||N/C||Ref misses a push in back||1|
|86||OTHER||Walker||McClean||N/C||Both went for a header bur Walker jumped at the man not the ball||1|
|87||OTHER||Kaboul||Larsson||N/C||Larsson knocks the ball past Kaboul, who impedes Larsson, no foul given||1|
|87||YELLOW||Larsson||N/C||Sorry Ref but you got this all wrong from about 3 yards and looking straight at it||2|
|87||OTHER||Parker||Larsson||N/C||Parker looses the ball and hooks his leg around Larsson, Ref does not see it||1|
|88||YELLOW||Assou||C||Ref was entitled to caution for this challenge||2|
|89||OTHER||C||Good advantage played as Colback tries to trip Bale to prevent him running at Gardner||0|
|89||YELLOW||Colback||N/C||The move broke down with a crunching but just fair tackle on Bale by Gardner, but the Ref should have gone back and cautioned Colback for the attempted trip||2|
|90||OTHER||C||Stop play for treatment to Bale and start with a drop ball, giving the ball to Sunderland who had possession||0|
|92||YELLOW||Vaughan||C||Good yellow, but again I question his consistency, there have been worse challenges unpunished||2|
This was a dour encounter, Sunderland tried to suck spurs in and hit them on the counter, and Spurs were far from their best not having the guile to open up Sunderland. Both teams were poor, giving the ball away with alarming frequency for premiership footballers. There were a couple of pen calls, one for each side, but it was desperation by both sets of players and by Sky TV who were all guilty of wishful thinking and needed something to happen, anything to bring this game to life. The Ref was right and he never gave either incident a second thought. The players, it must be said managed to beat the crowd and the watching audience into submission, producing a really drab and technically poor performance that will stay in the memory for exactly 0 seconds
Foy was slow to pull out the yellow cards, he let a few silly challenges go, the worst by Cattermole should have been cautioned and could have been a red, and Gallas too should have been cautioned. Bendtner can also consider himself lucky not to have a yellow as Foy started the game in a generous mood.
On another note, it was pleasing to see Adebayor once again fade at the business end of the season, he truly is a fair weather friend. He was awful, absolutely awful!
|COMPETENCY SUMMARY – Chris Foy (2012-04-07)|
|Period 1||Called||Total||Correct %|
|Period 2||Called||Total||Correct %|
A rather good first half but followed by a not that good second half.
|BIAS SUMMARY – Chris Foy (2012-04-07)|
|Period 1||Sunderland||%||Tottenham Hotspur||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||6||40.00||9||60.00||15|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||0||0.00||3||100.00||3|
|Period 2||Sunderland||%||Tottenham Hotspur||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||8||66.67||4||33.33||12|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||11||73.33||4||26.67||15|
|Correct For Weighted||14||51.85||13||48.15||27|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||11||61.11||7||38.89||18|
The wrong calls slightly favoured Tottenham in this game. Much to the relief of Chris Hoy I think.
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