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Today’s referee is Mike Dean –
|MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Mike Dean (2012-05-13)|
|3||OTHER||QPR||Clichy||C||advantage given after a push, leads to a chance for City||1|
|4||OTHER||Zabaleta||SWP||C||jumped in the back||1|
|17||OFFSIDE||QPR||C||Mackie was offside but the ball was stopped by a defender, Mackie attacked that defender and the assistant raised the flag. Excellent work! This should have happened at Arsenal-Liverpool when Liverpool scored||1|
|18||OTHER||C||collision of heads between Barton and Barry, ref stops play immediatly||1|
|18||OTHER||Barry||Barton||NC||then the ref gives a free kick????? It was Barton who came in from behind it was just a unlucky collsion||1|
|22||OTHER||Barton||Barry||NC||frontal tackle from Barton, not given||1|
|22||YELLOW||Barton||NC||always dangerous, should have been a card||2|
|22||OTHER||Barry||SWP||NC||Barry tripped SPW but the ref should have stopped play seconds earlier for the foul on Barry||1|
|23||OTHER||Barry||Cisse||C||High foot on the ankle||1|
|54||OTHER||Barton||Tevez||NC||Attempted obstruction not given||1|
|54||RED||Barton||C||Swings with his arm towards Tevez who goes down. Doesn’t matter how hard a slap in the face is a red card. Barton then goes on to disgrace himself with kicking at Aguero and headbutting Kompany. Game was dead for 3 min||3|
|54||RED||Tevez||NC||Tevez also threw a hand in the direction of Barton was shown on another replay later on so Tevez also should have walked||3|
|61||PENALTY||Onuhoa||C||Handball but the ball came from behind him and was headed against his hand, correct non decision||3|
|62||OTHER||Hill||Aguero||NC||push not given||1|
|63||OTHER||Derry||Barry||NC||advantage after trip, nothing on just possession||1|
|77||YELLOW||Bothroyd||NC||a few seconds on the field and a little pull, this is harsh||2|
|89||OTHER||Silva||QPR?||NC||not given push in the back||1|
|95||YELLOW||Aguero||C||pulled out his shirt, correct card||2|
Well Queens Park Rangers didn’t came to kick City to pieces. Apart from the one and only Joey Barton of course. It was amazing how clean the QPR players behaved themselves. I have seen other games from them this season….
The first time we have to mention him he was innocent. He clashed heads with Barry and much to my surprise the ref gave a free kick to QPR. That was a mistake ref, there was never a foul from Barry. In fact there was no foul so he should have restarted with a dropped ball.
Next again Barton who came in frontal towards Barry, that could have ended up bad but luckily there were no injuries. Ref Dean missed it. City went in 1-0 at half time and the goal was correct.
QPR scored an equalizer and then stepped up Tevez and Barton. I must say TV Director decided to show the angles that did us no favours. It was difficult to see but Barton tried to obstruct Tevez who threw his arm towards Barton who then did the same.
The problem with the ref is that as has been noticed by other reviewers, Dean is always too central in his running. And so he was at the wrong place to have a good look on the incident. His assistant informed him on what he had seen but this should have been an angle that the ref should cover. Bad placement ref Dean and this is not the first time we have to say this about him.
So only Barton got a red card and his behaviour after that justified this. But Tevez was the luckiest man on the pitch because of the bad placement (or blindness from the ref) he escaped a red card also.
City had a shout for a penalty for handball but the ball came from behind the QPR player who didn’t know that the ball came back to his hand. So clear ball to hand and correct not to give it.
Bothroyd got the softest of yellow cards for a little pull. Another bad point for the ref.
The game reached an unbelievable climax with the two late goals from City at a moment when QPR seemed to settle for every result after they knew Bolton lost at Stoke (thanks to the ref apparently)
|COMPETENCY SUMMARY – Mike Dean (2012-05-13)|
|Period 1||Called||Total||Correct %|
|Period 2||Called||Total||Correct %|
Back to Dean and his final score….. low and that in a rather easy game with not many fouls (apart from the behaviour of Barton)
|BIAS SUMMARY – Mike Dean (2012-05-13)|
|Period 1||Manchester City||%||Queens Park Rangers||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||8||72.73||3||27.27||11|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||5||100.00||0||0.00||5|
|Period 2||Manchester City||%||Queens Park Rangers||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||12||50.00||12||50.00||24|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||3||33.33||6||66.67||9|
|Totals||Manchester City||%||Queens Park Rangers||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||20||57.14||15||42.86||35|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||8||57.14||6||42.86||14|
The bias score shows an advantage in favour of QPR. Manchester united fans cannot say that City got the title handed over by the ref in this game.
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