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Match Review: Mike Dean – Manchester City Vs Arsenal (1 – 1) [23/09/2012]

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Match Review: Mike Dean – Manchester City Vs Arsenal (1 – 1) [23/09/2012]

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Today’s referee is Mike Dean

MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Mike Dean (2012-09-23)
Period 1
Min Type From On C/NC Reviewer Comment Weight
0 THROW IN ARS C Mikel Arteta concedes a throw in. 1
2 THROW IN ARS C Aaron Ramsey concedes a throw in. 1
3 THROW IN ARS C Vito Mannone concedes a throw in. 1
3 THROW IN ARS C Gervais Yao Kouassi concedes a throw in. 1
6 THROW IN ARS C Kieran Gibbs concedes a throw in. 1
7 GOAL KICK MNC C Scott Sinclair concedes a goal kick. 1
8 FOUL ARS MNC C Not a lot in this but I go with the ref 1
9 FREE KICK MNC C Pablo Zabaleta takes a direct free kick. 1
9 OFFSIDE MNC C Scott Sinclair comes from behind the last defender to retrieve a pass 1
11 FOUL MNC ARS C Vincent Kompany goes in to back of Ramsey 1
11 FREE KICK ARS C Mikel Arteta takes a direct free kick. 1
12 FOUL MNC C Edin Dzeko Commits a Handball foul. 1
13 FREE KICK ARS C Vito Mannone takes a direct free kick. 1
13 CORNER ARS C Laurent Koscielny concedes a corner kick. 1
14 THROW IN ARS C Aaron Ramsey concedes a throw in. 1
16 FOUL MNC ARS C Francisco Javier Garc?a Fern?ndez Commits a Regular foul. 1
16 FREE KICK ARS C Per Mertesacker takes a direct free kick. 1
16 THROW IN MNC C Scott Sinclair concedes a throw in. 1
19 FOUL MNC ARS C David Silva Commits a Regular foul. 1
19 FREE KICK ARS C Per Mertesacker takes a direct free kick. 1
20 FREE KICK MNC C Gnégnéri Yaya Touré takes a direct free kick. 1
22 THROW IN ARS C Per Mertesacker concedes a throw in. 1
24 GOAL KICK ARS C Lukas Podolski concedes a goal kick. 1
24 FOUL ARS C Lukas Podolski Commits a Regular foul. 1
24 FREE KICK MNC C Francisco Javier Garc?a Fern?ndez takes a direct free kick. 1
24 CORNER ARS C Aaron Ramsey concedes a corner kick. 1
25 FOUL MNC ARS C Pablo Zabaleta Commits a Professional foul breaking up the game 1
25 FREE KICK ARS C Mikel Arteta takes a direct free kick. 1
27 THROW IN ARS C Santiago Cazorla concedes a throw in. 1
27 THROW IN MNC C Scott Sinclair concedes a throw in. 1
29 THROW IN MNC C Vincent Kompany concedes a throw in. 1
30 CORNER MNC C Pablo Zabaleta concedes a corner kick. 1
31 FOUL MNC ARS C YaYa fouls Arteta 1
31 ADVANTAGE ARS MNC C Ref indicates an advantage to Arteta by tapping him on shoulder to say I saw it, play on 3
31 FOUL MNC ARS C Zabaletta fouls Podolski 1
31 ADVANTAGE ARS MNC C Ref gives a good advantage to Podolski 3
31 FOUL MNC ARS C Vincent Kompany Brings attack to an end 1
33 FREE KICK ARS C Santiago Cazorla takes a direct free kick. 1
34 GOAL KICK MNC C Scott Sinclair concedes a goal kick. 1
35 THROW IN MNC C Gnégnéri Yaya Touré concedes a throw in. 1
36 GOAL KICK ARS C Gervais Yao Kouassi concedes a goal kick. 1
37 THROW IN MNC C Joleon Lescott concedes a throw in. 1
37 FOUL MNC ARS C David Silva Commits a Regular foul. 1
37 FREE KICK ARS C Mikel Arteta takes a direct free kick. 1
38 CORNER ARS C Kieran Gibbs concedes a corner kick. 1
39 GOAL MNC C Joleon Lescott scores a goal for Manchester City. 1
41 CORNER ARS C Vito Mannone concedes a corner kick. 1
42 THROW IN ARS C Santiago Cazorla concedes a throw in. 1
42 THROW IN ARS C Laurent Koscielny concedes a throw in. 1
43 GOAL KICK ARS C Santiago Cazorla concedes a goal kick. 1
43 FOUL MNC ARS C Sergio Agüero Backs into Mertersacker 1
43 FREE KICK ARS C Per Mertesacker takes a direct free kick. 1
45 THROW IN MNC C Vincent Kompany concedes a throw in. 1
Period 2
Min Type From On C/NC Reviewer Comment Weight
45 OFFSIDE ARS C Gervais Yao Kouassi comes from behind the last defender to play the ball 1
45 THROW IN MNC C Pablo Zabaleta concedes a throw in. 1
46 GOAL KICK MNC C Gnégnéri Yaya Touré concedes a goal kick. 1
46 THROW IN MNC C Francisco Javier Garc?a Fern?ndez concedes a throw in. 1
46 CORNER MNC C Joleon Lescott concedes a corner kick. 1
48 FOUL ARS MNC C Mikel Arteta Commits a Regular foul. 1
49 GOAL KICK MNC C Sergio Agüero concedes a goal kick. 1
50 CORNER ARS C Kieran Gibbs concedes a corner kick. Koscielny made contact with Aguero just before he took his shot. Aguero stayed on his feet and took his shot. If he would have gone down the ref should have awarded a penalty 1
51 THROW IN MNC C David Silva concedes a throw in. 1
52 THROW IN MNC C Edin Dzeko concedes a throw in. 1
53 CORNER ARS C Kieran Gibbs concedes a corner kick. Koscielny slipped and touched the leg of Aguero. Aguero stayed on his feet and took his shot that went out to a corner. If Aguero would have gone down it would have been a trip and a penalty. 1
54 GOAL KICK MNC C Vincent Kompany concedes a goal kick. 1
54 CORNER ARS C Laurent Koscielny concedes a corner kick. 1
56 FOUL ARS MNC C Lukas Podolski Leaves his foot in 1
56 YELLOW ARS NC This was a reckless challenge with intent 3
56 FREE KICK MNC C Vincent Kompany takes a direct free kick. 1
57 GOAL KICK MNC C Sergio Agüero concedes a goal kick. 1
58 THROW IN MNC C Vincent Kompany concedes a throw in. 1
59 THROW IN ARS C Santiago Cazorla concedes a throw in. 1
59 ADVANTAGE ARS MNC C Dzeko pulls Jenkinson back. Could easily be a card 3
60 THROW IN MNC C Gaël Clichy concedes a throw in. 1
61 FOUL ARS MNC C Carl Jenkinson Makes sure Silva does not squeeze past 1
61 FREE KICK MNC C David Silva takes a direct free kick. 1
63 FOUL MNC ARS NC Zabaletta kicks Gervinhos ankles forcing him to concede a throw 3
63 THROW IN ARS NC Zabaletta kicks Gervinhos ankles forcing him to concede a throw 1
63 FREE KICK ARS NC Should have been a free kick to Arsenal 3
64 GOAL KICK MNC C Sergio Agüero concedes a goal kick. 1
64 FOUL MNC ARS C Vincent Kompany Commits a Regular foul. 1
64 FREE KICK ARS C Mikel Arteta takes a direct free kick. 1
65 THROW IN MNC C Pablo Zabaleta concedes a throw in. 1
66 GOAL KICK ARS C Gervais Yao Kouassi concedes a goal kick. 1
68 GOAL KICK MNC C Gnégnéri Yaya Touré concedes a goal kick. 1
69 THROW IN MNC C Francisco Javier Garc?a Fern?ndez concedes a throw in. 1
70 THROW IN ARS C Laurent Koscielny concedes a throw in. 1
70 GOAL KICK MNC C Gaël Clichy concedes a goal kick. 1
72 GOAL KICK MNC C Gnégnéri Yaya Touré concedes a goal kick. 1
72 GOAL KICK MNC C Vincent Kompany concedes a goal kick. 1
73 THROW IN MNC C Pablo Zabaleta concedes a throw in. 1
73 FOUL MNC ARS C Francisco Javier Garc?a Fern?ndez Commits a Regular foul. 1
73 FREE KICK ARS C Santiago Cazorla takes a direct free kick. 1
73 CORNER MNC C Francisco Javier Garc?a Fern?ndez concedes a corner kick. 1
74 OFFSIDE ARS NC Mertersacker was just offside 2
74 FOUL ARS MNC C Going with the Ref but very little in it 1
75 FREE KICK MNC C Joe Hart takes a direct free kick. 1
75 THROW IN MNC C Joe Hart concedes a throw in. 1
76 THROW IN ARS C Mikel Arteta concedes a throw in. 1
76 THROW IN ARS C Theo Walcott concedes a throw in. 1
76 THROW IN MNC C David Silva concedes a throw in. 1
79 THROW IN MNC C Jack Rodwell concedes a throw in. 1
79 CORNER ARS C Vito Mannone concedes a corner kick. 1
81 CORNER MNC C Joe Hart concedes a corner kick. 1
81 GOAL ARS C Laurent Koscielny scores a goal for Arsenal. 1
83 CORNER ARS C Per Mertesacker concedes a corner kick. 1
84 THROW IN ARS C Olivier Giroud concedes a throw in. 1
85 THROW IN MNC C Pablo Zabaleta concedes a throw in. 1
86 GOAL KICK ARS C Olivier Giroud concedes a goal kick. 1
87 FOUL ARS MNC C Aaron Ramsey Commits a Regular foul. 1
87 FREE KICK MNC C Vincent Kompany takes a direct free kick. 1
88 THROW IN MNC C Joe Hart concedes a throw in. 1
89 THROW IN MNC C Pablo Zabaleta concedes a throw in. 1
90 FOUL ARS MNC NC Arteta jumps into Rodwell, then Jack Rodwell jumps into Arteta because he feels he is owed a foul? He was right 3
90 FOUL MNC ARS NC Arteta jumps into Rodwell, then Jack Rodwell jumps into Arteta because he feels he is owed a foul? He was right 3
91 FREE KICK MNC ARS NC Arteta jumps into Rodwell, should have been a city free kick to City. 3
91 FREE KICK ARS NC Arteta jumps into Rodwell, should have been a city free kick to City. 3
91 FOUL MNC ARS C Francisco Javier Garc?a Fern?ndez Commits a Regular foul. 1
91 FREE KICK ARS C 1
92 FOUL THROW MNC C foul Throw from Balotelli 1

Let us have a look at his competence numbers in this game

COMPETENCY SUMMARY – Mike Dean (2012-09-23)
Period 1 Called Total Correct %
ADVANTAGE 2 2 100.00
CORNER 5 5 100.00
FOUL 12 12 100.00
FREE KICK 11 11 100.00
GOAL 1 1 100.00
GOAL KICK 5 5 100.00
OFFSIDE 1 1 100.00
THROW IN 16 16 100.00
TOTAL 53 53 100.00
WEIGHTED 57 57 100.00
Period 2 Called Total Correct %
ADVANTAGE 1 1 100.00
CORNER 8 8 100.00
FOUL 8 11 72.73
FOUL THROW 1 1 100.00
FREE KICK 7 10 70.00
GOAL 1 1 100.00
GOAL KICK 11 11 100.00
OFFSIDE 1 2 50.00
THROW IN 20 21 95.24
YELLOW 0 1 0.00
TOTAL 58 67 86.57
WEIGHTED 60 84 71.43
Totals Called Total Correct %
ADVANTAGE 3 3 100.00
CORNER 13 13 100.00
FOUL 20 23 86.96
FOUL THROW 1 1 100.00
FREE KICK 18 21 85.71
GOAL 2 2 100.00
GOAL KICK 16 16 100.00
OFFSIDE 2 3 66.67
THROW IN 36 37 97.30
YELLOW 0 1 0.00
TOTAL 111 120 92.50
WEIGHTED 117 141 82.98

Let us see if it evens out in this game and have a look at the bias numbers

BIAS SUMMARY – Mike Dean (2012-09-23)
Period 1 Manchester City % Arsenal % Total
Correct For 23 43.40 30 56.60 53
Correct For Weighted 23 40.35 34 59.65 57
Incorrect Against 0 0.00 0 0.00 0
Incorrect Against Weighted 0 0.00 0 0.00 0
Fouls Commited 10 83.33 2 16.67 12
Fouls Penalised 10 100.00 2 100.00 12
Period 2 Manchester City % Arsenal % Total
Correct For 22 37.93 36 62.07 58
Correct For Weighted 22 36.67 38 63.33 60
Incorrect Against 6 66.67 3 33.33 9
Incorrect Against Weighted 17 70.83 7 29.17 24
Fouls Commited 5 45.45 6 54.55 11
Fouls Penalised 3 60.00 5 83.33 8
Totals Manchester City % Arsenal % Total
Correct For 45 40.54 66 59.46 111
Correct For Weighted 45 38.46 72 61.54 117
Incorrect Against 6 66.67 3 33.33 9
Incorrect Against Weighted 17 70.83 7 29.17 24
Fouls Commited 15 65.22 8 34.78 23
Fouls Penalised 13 86.67 7 87.50 20

Please leave a comment!

What a review! Our reviewer couldn’t spot a single mistake from Dean in the first half. And so he got a 100% score. Of course not all decisions can be checked completely but even if we couldn’t see all and every decision this was a great first half.

He couldn’t keep this up in the second half and started missing a few things. But even then still a respectable score and a good final score overall.

But look at his bias result!!!! He actually made more mistakes in favour of Arsenal in this game. This is the very first time in so many games that we covered Dean and this is a historical moment as he never ever before made more mistakes in favour of Arsenal.

In the days before this game I wrote on this blog: Will Dean do a Dowd? Meaning would he turn in to a decent ref this season for Arsenal? The season is still early and he only did one game but I wonder… I really wonder.

19 comments to Match Review: Mike Dean – Manchester City Vs Arsenal (1 – 1) [23/09/2012]

  • Matt Clarke

    Wow!

    Good to see that good refereeing can be done.

    My take on this is: well done Ref Reviews!

  • CB

    Or does the Man U biased PGMOL like Citeh even less than Arsenal?

  • walter

    CB,
    I think we will find the answer on this in the next games from Dean when he does Arsenal

  • Stuart

    Is this going up on http://www.refereedecisions.co.uk also Walter?

  • Nekuhan

    CB, Walter, yes The Red Nose thinks that M.Shity is a bigger danger then Arsenal. We shall see in the next matches. If the referees can put such games it means they are biased not incompetent. Now, why are they biased … We all know the reasons and causes, but no proofs and evidences … as they say in the Courts. But your work is giving referees the material to think about. Keep up the good work. All my congratulations. Have a nice day to all of you.

  • WalterBroeckx

    Stuart of course it will

  • Allan

    The incident in the 90th/91st minute between Arteta and Rodwell. How does this count as 4 incorrect decisions.

  • WalterBroeckx

    We will check this in the database Allen

  • mark

    Watching the game with an eye on the ref, I felt that he did a fair job. So my one time view was confirmed by the more detailed review. Maybe because he knows he is being reviewed Dean is trying to be better? I hope so!

  • Tee Song

    The interpretation of the possible Aguero penalty bothers me. It says that Koscielny touches Aguero’s leg and Aguero stayed on his feet and took his shot. It then states further that if Aguero had gone down, it would have been a penalty. It seems to me a foul is a foul, whether a player goes down or not. Aguero was clearly thrown off balance by the contact and while he did manage to get a shot away he had obviously been affected by the trip. The statement “If Aguero would have gone down it would have been a trip and a penalty” basically encourages players to go down, whether or not the contact has enough force to cause them to fall. Again, to me contact which throws a player off balance enough to affect his shot is a foul, even if it wasn’t enough force to cause him to fall. Diving is a problem in professional football and if that is the proper interpretation of the rules, it’s little wonder that players are going down with little or no contact.

  • Reviewer02

    @allan. It is not 4 decisions. It is 2 decisions and 2 free kicks. One missed by Arteta on Rodwell. Then one wrongly given straight after to Arteta for a foul by Rodwell.

  • Reviewer02

    @Tee Song. I had that conversation and lost to the consensus view amongst the other reviewers. We are now 6 including non Arsenal supporters

  • Stuart

    I agree with Tee Song,
    A foul is surely not based on the severity of the reaction but rather on the actual incident itself.

    Maybe the comment about not going to ground shouldn’t be there as it is misleading.

  • I was about to reply to Allen but the reviewer beat me to it – a desicion given the wrong way is worse than an incorrect or missed call i.e. it has a double hit – and that is what you are seeing in the report.

  • Allan

    @Reviewer02 and DogFace,
    Sorry but back to the Arteta/Rodwell incident.
    If there was 1 incident and 1 free kick I can see this as 2 Incorrect Calls but in the review it is down as 4 incorrect calls.
    I am bringing this up again so that I can better understand the stats.
    I have followed the reviews for a long time and have nothing but admiration for the job being done.
    Well done everyone and keep up the good work.

  • WalterBroeckx

    Allan,
    The reason why a foul is split up in 2 decisions is because of the fact that when the ref blows for a foul he in fact makes 2 decisions.
    The first is punishing the foul itself
    The second is : how to restart the game
    (could be a third for a card but leave that one out for now)

    Now for an outsider it might look as the same decision but it is not. It are two separate decisions. Because the ref could blow the foul but could give the wrong free kick. (e.g. just inside or outside the penalty box. If the ref gives the foul he should get a point for awarding the foul. But if he put the ball outside the penalty area and if this is wrong he starts the game with a free kick and it should have been a penalty. And so that second decision could be wrong.

    So in this case the ref got 4 lines because there were 2 fouls and should be 2 free kick decisions also.

  • Reviewer02

    @Allan

    let me talk you through the sequence

    Arteta fouls Rodwell – Ref gives nothing
    Should be a free kick to Man City
    Rodwell gets up and fouls Arteta – ref gives foul
    Ref was correct in awarding a foul but.

    In my opinion the 2 fouls were related, being part of the same sequence, so the foul by Rodwell would not have happened had the ref given the first decision.

    I know it is possible to argue that all decisions and events are consequences of what happened before ,and usually play moves on to another phase, which for us reviewers is a blessing, but on this occassion they were so related i could not seperate them, so recorded all effectively as one event

  • Reviewer02

    PS

    I have just finished Webbs last EPL game,Newcastle V man Utd. look out for it on refereedecisions, it is a blinder!!

  • Allan

    @Walter and Reviewer02
    Thanks again for the attention to this point.
    I think the main thing that confused me here was the fact that this was seen as 2 incidents therefore 4 incorrect decisions were noted.
    I think the big debating point of the 2 incidents is whether you consider Rodwell is justified in his decision to jump into Arteta. Usually, retaliation is punished no matter what has gone before.
    Again I am not criticising the review, I am just very interested to understand the thought processes behind the findings. It just illustrates what a difficult task you are undertaking.
    Thanks again for your attention.