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Today’s referee is Lee Probert –
|MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Lee Probert (2011-10-16)|
|8||OTHER||Kaboul||Ba||NC||“Held ground, not a foul”||1|
|8||OTHER||Tiote||Bale||C||Late in challenge||1|
|9||OTHER||Modric||Jonas||NC||“Little Shove, not given”||1|
|12||OTHER||Walker||R Taylor||C||Slid in dangerously||1|
|15||OFFSIDE||Obertan||NC||“Was yard off, poor call by linesman”||1|
|17||OTHER||Obertan||Assou-Ekotto||C||“Foul, adv. Played”||1|
|21||OTHER||Tiote||VDV||NC||“Push, possession doesn’t equal advantage”||1|
|31||OTHER||Adebayor||Ba||NC||“Raised boot, not given”||1|
|39||PENALTY||S Taylor||Adebayor||C||Tripped in area||3|
|40||GOAL||VDV||C||“Spot kick, goal okay”||3|
|42||OTHER||Ba||Parker||NC||“hip check, not given”||1|
|48||OTHER||Cabaye||Livermore||C||“Little kick, trip”||1|
|54||OTHER||Modric||Jonas||C||“Little kick, trip”||1|
|56||OTHER||Walker||Jonas||C||“Grabbed, pulled arm”||1|
|58||OTHER||Obertan||Assou-Ekotto||NC||“Defender ran in front of Obertan and fell, Obertan did nothing wrong”||1|
|59||OTHER||Walker||R Taylor||C||“Ran into defender, adv. Played”||1|
|62||OTHER||Bassong||Ba||NC||“Held, not given”||1|
|67||OTHER||Cabaye||Parker||NC||“Only 5 yards from quickly taken free kick, stepped on Parker’s boot”||1|
|68||GOAL||Defoe||C||Close to offside but Defoe appeared level with last defender||3|
|75||OTHER||Parker||Ameobi||C||Trip from behind||1|
|75||YELLOW||Parker||C||1st booking of the match||2|
|78||OTHER||Tiote||Modric||C||Cynical trip to stop Modric||1|
|82||OTHER||Parker||Tiote||C||“Trip from behind, kicked away ball, Parker should be more cautious”||1|
|85||OTHER||Walker||Jonas||NC||“Shove, not given”||1|
|91||OTHER||Modric||Jonas||C||Trip from behind||1|
|93||OTHER||Defoe||Tiote||NC||“Pulled defender, not given”||1|
|95||PENALTY||C||“Livermore had arm tucked tightly to body, ref right not to give it”||3|
Lee Probert was the ref at the Tyneside and managed a very good score of 81.82%. The match was played relatively cleanly without much dirty play or dangerous tackles. Wrong calls were rather evenly distributed with 6 going against the home side Newcastle and 5 going against the visitors Tottenham and none of them were major calls, although Tottenham did create a scoring opportunity after a Kyle Walker shove that went unpunished.
Tottenham received a penalty in the first half when S. Taylor tried to poke the ball away from Adebayor who had just got a touch to it. The end result was that Taylor knocked Adebayor off stride and he fell to ground. Probert didn’t give the call right away but after about 5 seconds he pointed to the spot which was the correct decision.
There were three yellow cards in the 2nd half, all of which involved trips from behind. In addition to those bookings, Newcastle’s midfielder Cabaye possibly might have gone into the books for persistent fouling in the 2nd half, and Tottenham’s Scott Parker was treading a dangerous line when he had already been booked and then tripped Tiote from behind and then quickly kicked the ball away just after the whistle. Sending off Parker with a 2nd yellow would have been harsh especially considering the match had been played rather cleanly. It can therefore be considered that the ref was correct in not giving out further cards.
|COMPETENCY SUMMARY – Lee Probert (2011-10-16)|
|Period 1||Called||Total||Correct %|
|Period 2||Called||Total||Correct %|
A rather good score from the ref in this game.
|BIAS SUMMARY – Lee Probert (2011-10-16)|
|Period 1||Newcastle United||%||Tottenham Hotspur||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||7||30.43||16||69.57||23|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||2||33.33||4||66.67||6|
|Period 2||Newcastle United||%||Tottenham Hotspur||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||20||60.61||13||39.39||33|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||4||80.00||1||20.00||5|
|Totals||Newcastle United||%||Tottenham Hotspur||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||27||48.21||29||51.79||56|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||6||54.55||5||45.45||11|
At the end of the day, Probert put in a good unbiased performance, and Newcastle and Tottenham finished honours even with 2 goals each.
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