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Ref Review : Newcastle – Arsenal

By Usama and Walter

NEWCASTLE UNITED vs. ARSENAL

COMPETITION: English Premier League

MATCH NO. 4

DATE: 29th August 2015

VENUE: St. James’ Park (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Andre Marriner
1st LINESMAN: Darren Cann
2nd LINESMAN: Marc Perry
4th OFFICIAL: Anthony Taylor

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
01:35

 

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Both players were challenging for the header, Mitrovic looked towards Koscienly and pushed Koscienly back with a slight charge of the elbow.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
02:39 Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Monreal and Sissoko were both trying to intercept the ball, Monreal kicked the ball first on the stretch, but then at the same time Sissoko was late in kicking the ball, therefore stamping the left foot of Monreal using half of his right boot.

The foul made by Sissoko should be considered as reckless because Sissoko completely disregarded the danger he posed to Monreal while going for the ball in such a manner.

LAW 12, PAGE 119

“Reckless” means that the player has acted with complete disregard to the danger to, or consequences for, his opponent.

• A player who plays in a reckless manner must be cautioned”

LAW 12, PAGE 37      

Direct Free Kick

“A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following seven offences in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force:

• kicks or attempts to kick an opponent

• trips or attempts to trip an opponent

• jumps at an opponent

• charges an opponent

• strikes or attempts to strike an opponent

• pushes an opponent

• tackles an opponent

“A direct free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following three offences:

• holds an opponent

• spits at an opponent

• handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within his own

penalty area)”

INCORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST MOUSSA SISSOKO.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

11:48 Florian Thauvin (Newcastle United) Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Chamberlain played a ball inside the Newcastle’s penalty area, Bellerin came running in at high speed inside the Newcastle’s penalty area to receive the ball and continue the attack, behind Bellerin was Thauvin trying to chase him. Bellerin came in at high speed and received the ball on his head, at the same moment Thauvin came in from behind and tripped Bellerin badly by stepping on Bellerin’s left ankle using his left foot. According to the laws mentioned below this incident should have been a clear penalty for Arsenal. The referee didn’t give a penalty

LAW 14, PAGE 45

“A penalty kick is awarded against a team that commits one of the ten offences for which a direct free kick is awarded, inside its own penalty area and while the ball is in play.

LAW 12, PAGE 37      

Direct Free Kick

“A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following seven offences in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force:

• kicks or attempts to kick an opponent

• trips or attempts to trip an opponent

• jumps at an opponent

• charges an opponent

• strikes or attempts to strike an opponent

• pushes an opponent

• tackles an opponent

“A direct free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following three offences:

• holds an opponent

• spits at an opponent

• handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within his own

penalty area)”

Along with the penalty there also should have been a yellow card against Thauvin because he broke up a promising attack from Arsenal. The referee didn’t give yellow card against Thauvin.

LAW 12, PAGE 125  

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour:

“Commits a foul for the tactical purpose of interfering with or breaking up a promising attack.”

NO PENALTY FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST FLORIAN THAUVIN,

-3 (PENALTY)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

14:30 Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle United) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Sanchez was running with the ball and Mbemba came in front and charged down Sanchez using his shoulder in a careless manner, bringing Sanchez down to the ground.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

15:27 Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United) Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Both players were challenging for the ball as touched the ground inside Arsenal’s Half. Coquelin extended his right foot and kicked the away from Mitrovic. But at the same time Mitrovic had raised his right foot, full studs up facing towards the right shin of Coquelin, he then pressed/stamped his whole foot with studs on Coquelin’s shin.

According to the Laws below, Mitrovic was not only guilty serious foul play but also of using excessive force while challenging for the ball.

LAW 12, PAGE 119

“Using excessive force” means that the player has far exceeded the necessary use of force and is in danger of injuring his opponent.

• A player who uses excessive force must be sent off”

LAW 12, PAGE 119

Serious Foul Play

“A player is guilty of serious foul play if he uses excessive force or brutality against an opponent when challenging for the ball when it is in play. A tackle that endangers the safety of an opponent must be sanctioned as serious foul play.

Any player who lunges at an opponent in challenging for the ball from the front, from the side or from behind using one or both legs, with excessive force and endangering the safety of an opponent is guilty of serious foul play.

A player who is guilty of serious foul play should be sent off and play is restarted with a direct free kick from the position where the offence occurred”.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT RED CARD AGAINST MITROVIC.

1 (FOUL)

3 (RED CARD)

17:35 Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Coquelin tried to control the ball with his hand but lost it to a Newcastle player.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR NEWCASTLE UNITED.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

 

18:14 Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle United) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Sanchez was running with the ball starting a counter attack, when he reached the Newcastle’s Half he was charged and blocked down to the ground by the Mbemba. Mbemba clearly broke up an attack from Arsenal after Sanchez had reached the final third of the ground.

LAW 12, PAGE 125  

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour:

“Commits a foul for the tactical purpose of interfering with or breaking up a promising attack.”

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST CHANCEL MBEMBA.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

19:21 Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Late trip by Colback using his left foot on Ramsey just as he turned inside the Newcastle’s Half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

25:41 Florian Thauvin (Newcastle United)

 

Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Coquelin was controlling the ball inside the Newcastle’s Half, when Thauvin came in from behind with a late full sliding and lunging tackle in with a leading left foot towards Coquelin. He struck Coquelin on the right foot. It was a reckless tackle from Thauvin. The referee gave a correct yellow card against Thauvin.

LAW 12, PAGE 119

“Reckless” means that the player has acted with complete disregard to the danger to, or consequences for, his opponent.

• A player who plays in a reckless manner must be cautioned”

Now this foul committed by Thauvin was a yellow card offence for the second time by him in this game. The first yellow card offence was a penalty foul he committed at 11:48 in which the referee did not give him the yellow card.

The yellow card given by the referee should have been his second yellow card and thus he should have been sent by the referee.

LAW 12, PAGE 40

Sending-off offences

A player, substitute or substituted player is sent off if he commits any of the following seven offences:

• serious foul play

• violent conduct

• spitting at an opponent or any other person

• denying the opposing team a goal or an obvious goalscoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own penalty area)

• denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player’s goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick

• using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures

receiving a second caution in the same match

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST FLORIAN THAUVIN.

NO RED CARD AGAINST FLORIAN THAUVIN.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

-3 (RED CARD)

27:40 Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Ramsey pulled the right hand of Colback and tripped him inside the center of the field.

CORRECT FOUL FOR NEWCASTLE UNITED.

1 (FOUL)

 

29:57 Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)

 

Cazorla received the ball inside the Arsenal’s Half and moved forward, when Anita came in and tried to trip him and caught Cazorla, But Cazorla recovered himself and continued to move forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

 

31:56 Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Ramsey received the ball, turned and moved forward inside the Newcastle’s Half, when Anita came from behind and held Ramsey down and pushed him.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

33:38 Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Anita jumped on Ramsey’s back and pushed him down inside the center of the field.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

41:04 Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Sanchez played a pass as soon as he received it inside Arsenal’s Half, but was pushed down by Sissoko. Even though Sanchez got fouled Arsenal continued to have the ball.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

 

46:20 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Sanchez made a slow sliding tackle from the side and slightly caught Colback.

CORRECT FOUL FOR NEWCASTLE UNITED.

1 (FOUL)

 

 
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 9

Number of Correct Fouls for Newcastle United – 2

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 11 [11 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Newcastle United – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 0

 

·Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 2

Number of Correct Advantages for Newcastle United – 1

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 3 [3 points]

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Newcastle United – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 3

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Newcastle United – 0

Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 3 [6 points]

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Newcastle United – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 1 [2 points]

Number of Correct Red Cards for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Red Cards for Newcastle United – 0

Total Number of Correct Red Cards – 1 [3 points]

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Newcastle United – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Red Cards – 1 [3 points]

Number of Correct Penalties for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Penalties for Newcastle United – 0

Total Number of Correct Penalties – 0

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Newcastle United – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Penalties – 1 [3points]

 

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
10:23 Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle United) Ramsey was in an offside position behind Mbemba.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR NEWCASTLE UNITED.

1 (OFFSIDE)
 
·         Number of Correct Offsides for Arsenal – 0

·         Number of Correct Offsides for Newcastle United – 1

·         Total Number of Correct Offsides – 1 [1 points]

·         Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

·         Number of Incorrect Offsides against Newcastle United – 0

·         Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
   
 
·         Number of Correct Goals for Arsenal – 0

·         Number of Correct Goals for Newcastle United – 0

·         Total Number of Correct Goals – 0

 

·         Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

·         Number of Incorrect Goals against Newcastle United – 0

·         Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

 

 

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision
00:09 Throw-in Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal)
01:10 Goal Kick Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
02:20 Throw-in Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United)
05:13 Throw-in Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
07:47 Throw-in Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
08:14 Throw-in Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) The last touch of the ball didn’t came off Colback, it was off Cazorla.

WRONG THROW-IN NEWCASTLE UNITED.

09:41 Throw-in Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United)
09:51 Throw-in Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
12:26 Goal Kick Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United)
13:42 Throw-in Francis Coquelin (Arsenal)
14:06 Throw-in Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
15:04 Throw-in Francis Coquelin (Arsenal)
17:50 Throw-in Francis Coquelin (Arsenal)
19:08 Throw-in Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United)
20:42 Throw-in Jack Colback (Newcastle United)
22:11 Throw-in Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle United)
22:25 Corner Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle United)
23:27 Throw-in Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal)
23:55 Goal Kick Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United)
25:14 Throw-in Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United)
26:57 Goal Kick Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal)
28:10 Goal Kick Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United)
29:37 Throw-in Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
30:12 Throw-in Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
31:17 Goal Kick Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
32:30 Throw-in Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United)
32:58 Goal Kick Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
34:28 Throw-in Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
34:44 Throw-in Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United)
35:58 Throw-in Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United)
36:41 Corner Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle United)
38:01 Corner Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United)
38:33 Goal Kick Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
39:12 Throw-in Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United)
39:43 Throw-in Francis Coquelin (Arsenal)
42:49 Throw-in Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal)
43:06 Goal Kick Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United)
·         Number of Incorrect Throw-ins against Arsenal – 0

·         Number of Incorrect Throw-ins against Newcastle United – 1

·         Total Number of Incorrect Throw-ins – 1 [1 point]

First Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 9+2+3+1 = 15

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Newcastle United – 2+1+1 = 4

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 15 + 4 = 19

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 9+2+6+3 = 20

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Newcastle United – 2+1+1 = 4

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 20 + 4 = 24

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 1+1+1 = 3

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Newcastle United – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 3 + 1 = 4

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 2+3+3 = 8

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Newcastle United – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 8 + 1 = 9

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + InCorrect) = 19/(19+4) = 82.6%
 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + InCorrect) = 24/(24+9) = 72.7%

 

Second Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
46:18 Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle United) Chamberlain pulled the left hand of Wijnaldum inside the center of the field.

CORRECT FOUL FOR NEWCASTLE UNITED.

1 (FOUL)

 

47:04 Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Anita tripped and pushed Sanchez from behind inside the center of the field. This was Anita’s fourth foul in the period of 20 minutes. Good decision by the referee to give yellow card against Anita for persistent fouling.

 

LAW 12, PAGE 127

Persistent Infringement

“Referees should be alert at all times to players who persistently infringe the Laws. In particular, they must be aware that, even if a player commits a number of different offences, he must still be cautioned for persistently infringing the Laws.”

 

·         CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

·         CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST ANITA.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

48:17 Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle United) Wijnaldum received the ball and started running inside Newcastle’s Half.   Cazorla came in from behind and tripped Wijnaldum inside the Newcastle’s Half. Referee gave a correct foul for Newcastle.

 

But the referee gave in to pressure from the home crowd and Newcastle’s bench and gave Cazorla a yellow card which in no way made sense. Considering the following below there was no way Cazorla should have been booked.

 

1.       This was Cazorla’s first foul of the game.

2.       The foul occurred in normal midfield play. There was no promising attack going on by Newcastle at that time.

3.       There was no dissent, anger or hostility shown by Cazorla towards the referee.

4.       There no recklessness or serious foul play shown by Cazorla towards Wijnaldum.

 

Soon after the foul was awarded Wijnaldum went towards and started appealing and shouting at the face of the referee for a yellow card to be awarded against Cazorla. Wijnaldum kept on protesting against the referee even after the referee gave a yellow card against Cazorla. Good decision by the referee to award a yellow card against Wijnaldum.

 

LAW 12, PAGE 126

Showing dissent by word or action

A player who is guilty of dissent by protesting (verbally or non-verbally) against a referee’s decision must be cautioned.”

 

·         CORRECT FOUL FOR NEWCASTLE UNITED.

·         WRONG YELLOW CARD AGAINST CAZORLA.

·         CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST WIJNALDUM.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

49:32 Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Late leg trip by Colback on Sanchez inside Arsenal’s Half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

53:35 Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Florian Thauvin (Newcastle United)

 

Thauvin received the ball inside Newcastle’s Half but Coquelin tripped him after Thauvin had made the pass. Newcastle collected the ball and continued to move forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR NEWCASTLE UNITED.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
58:43 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Monreal charged in to Thauvin from the right side and pushed him down.

CORRECT FOUL FOR NEWCASTLE UNITED.

1 (FOUL)

 

60:11 Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Walcott was running with the ball inside Arsenal’s Half and was pushed down from behind by Coloccini.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

72:14 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle United) Giroud tried to receive the long ball by holding the body of Mbemba using his arms.

CORRECT FOUL FOR NEWCASTLE UNITED.

1 (FOUL)

 

77:40 Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Just after Giroud received the ball, Coloccini came from behind and tripped him.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

79:46 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Florian Thauvin (Newcastle United) Sanchez came from the side and tried to pull Thauvin’s left arm.

CORRECT FOUL FOR NEWCASTLE UNITED.

1 (FOUL)                    
82:55 Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle United) Slight trip by Bellerin on Wijnaldum who was trying to shield the ball.

CORRECT FOUL FOR NEWCASTLE UNITED.

1 (FOUL)                    
85:53 Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Coquelin was trying to dribble in close spaces when Colback tripped him from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)             
89:55 Jack Colback (Newcastle United) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Colback tried to pull the arm of Sanchez and then pushed him down.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)             
90:43 Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) The ball was in the center of field. Both were coming in to challenge it. Coloccini made sliding tackle using his left foot and cleanly stopped the ball underneath his foot before Coquelin. Coquelin who was running in at high speed from a little farther tripped over the left foot of Coloccini after Coloccini had won the ball cleanly. The tackle from Coloccini was not a reckless one. Should not have been a foul against Newcastle and should not have been a yellow card either. Referee gave a foul and a yellow card against Newcastle.

 

·         WRONG FOUL AGAINST NEWCASTLE UNITED.

·         WRONG YELLOW CARD AGAINST COLOCCINI.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)               

 
·         Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 6

·         Number of Correct Fouls for Newcastle United – 6

·         Total Number of Correct Fouls – 12 [12points]

 

·         Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 0

·         Number of Incorrect Fouls against Newcastle United – 1

·         Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 1 [1 points]

 

·         Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 0

·         Number of Correct Advantages for Newcastle United – 1

·         Total Number of Correct Advantages – 1 [1points]

 

·         Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

·         Number of Incorrect Advantages against Newcastle United – 0

·         Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

·         Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 2

·         Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Newcastle United – 0

·         Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 2 [4points]

 

·         Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 1

·         Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Newcastle United – 1

·         Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 2 [4points]

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
54:32 Florian Thauvin (Newcastle United)

 

Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Thauvin was in an offside position when the pass was played.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

1 (OFFSIDE)

 

69:32 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) Very marginal offside by Giroud, whose shoulder was over lapping Haidara.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR NEWCASTLE UNITED.

1 (OFFSIDE)

 

73:02 Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Janmaat was a step offside behind Monreal.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

1 (OFFSIDE)

 

·         Number of Correct Offsides for Arsenal – 2

·         Number of Correct Offsides for Newcastle United – 1

·         Total Number of Correct Offsides – 3 [3 points]

·         Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

·         Number of Incorrect Offsides against Newcastle United – 0

·         Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

 

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
51:27 Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) OWN GOAL. Chamberlain took a shot from inside the Newcastle’s penalty area and it struck Coloccini before going in the net.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
·         Number of Correct Goals for Arsenal – 1

·         Number of Correct Goals for Newcastle United – 0

·         Total Number of Correct Goals – 1 [3 points]

·         Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

·         Number of Incorrect Goals against Newcastle United – 0

·         Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

 

 

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision
52:33 Goal Kick Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United)
53:08 Throw-in Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United)
55:49 Throw-in Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
57:47 Throw-in Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United)
58:19 Throw-in Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
59:24 Throw-in Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal)
59:47 Throw-in Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal)
61:48 Goal Kick Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal)
64:04 Throw-in Tim Krul (Newcastle United)
64:59 Corner Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United)  
68:09 Throw-in Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
68:38 Throw-in Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle United)
70:12 Throw-in Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal)
71:00 Goal Kick Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)
71:50 Throw-in Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United)
73:51 Throw-in Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United)
74:21 Throw-in Ayoze Perez (Newcastle United)
75:07 Corner Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United)
75:46 Corner Ayoze Perez (Newcastle United)
77:03 Throw-in Tim Krul (Newcastle United)
78:35 Throw-in Francis Coquelin (Arsenal)
79:29 Throw-in Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
80:37 Throw-in Papiss Cisse (Newcastle United)
82:40 Corner Tim Krul (Newcastle United)
87:04 Throw-in Tim Krul (Newcastle United)
88:21 Corner Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United)
91:41 Corner Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United)
92:06 Throw-in Papiss Cisse (Newcastle United)  
92:28 Throw-in Jack Colback (Newcastle United)
92:41 Throw-in Ayoze Perez (Newcastle United)
 

Other

Time Type Description & Decision Points
80:15 Ref Positioning Ayoze was controlling the ball inside the Arsenal’s Half when he tried to make pass forward, but the ball struck the chest of the referee on the way through, thereby stopping Newcastle’s attack.

POOR POSITIONING BY REFEREE AGAINST NEWCASTLE UNITED.

-1 (POSITIONING)
   
·         Number of Other Correct Decisions For Arsenal – 0

·         Number of Other Correct Decisions For Newcastle United – 1

·         Total Number of Other Correct Decisions – 1 [1 point]

·         Number of Other Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 0

·         Number of Other Incorrect Decisions against Newcastle United – 0

·         Total Number of Other Incorrect Decisions – 0

Second Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 6+2+2+1 = 11

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Newcastle United – 6+1+1 = 8

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 11 + 8 = 19

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 6+4+2+3 = 15

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Newcastle United – 6+1+1 = 8

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 15 + 8 = 23

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Newcastle United – 1+1+1 = 3

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 1 + 3 = 4

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 2

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Newcastle United – 1+2+1 = 4

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 2 + 4 = 6

 

 Second Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + InCorrect) = 19/(19+4) = 82.6%
 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + InCorrect) = 23/(23+6) = 79.3%

 

 

Full Time (1st Half + 2nd Half) Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 15+11 = 26

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Newcastle United – 4+8 = 12

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 26 + 12 = 38

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 20+15 = 35

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Newcastle United – 4+8 = 12

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 35 + 12 = 47

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 3+1 = 4

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Newcastle United – 1+3 = 4

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 4 + 4 = 8

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 8+2 = 10

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Newcastle United – 1+4 = 5

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 10 + 5 = 15

 

 Full Match Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + InCorrect) = 38/(38+8) = 82.6%
 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + InCorrect) = 47/(47+15) = 75.8%

APPENDIX

Key Decisions in the Match Points
Advantage 1
Foul 1
Incorrect Corner 1
Incorrect Goal Kick 1
Incorrect Throw-in 1
Other (Ref Positioning, Injuries, Time Wasting, etc.) 1
Offside 1
Yellow Card 2
Red Card 3
Goal 3
Penalty 3

 

NOTE: FOR ANY WRONG DECISION MADE THERE WILL BE NEGATIVE POINTS AWARDED FOR THAT SPECIFIC KIND OF EVENT.

NOTE: ANY INCORRECT OR WRONG DECISION/NON-DECISION WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED WITH A RED COLOUR.

NOTE: ANY DECISION THAT INVOLVES DOUBT IS HIGHLIGHTED AS BLUE IN COLOR.

NOTE: The word ‘FOR’ is used to show IN FAVOUR OF.

BELOW IS THE LINK FOR THE “FIFA LAWS OF THE GAME 2015/2016”. ANY LAW OF THE GAME IS DIRECTLY REFERENCED FROM THIS DOCUMENT.

http://www.fifa.com/mm/Document/FootballDevelopment/Refereeing/02/36/01/11/LawsofthegamewebEN_Neutral.pdf

 

 I think we can be happy with the way the ref did in this match. I promise not to make jokes again about mixing The Ox and Gibbs if he can keep up these kind of performances.

Newcastle came out to kick us to pieces but the ref stopped it from the start. A rare sight. Newcastle didn’t expected this and kept on kicking even after Mitrovic got send off. But soon after that and another yellow card they realised it would only get them more man send off.

Thauvin actually should have been send off for two yellow cards. But that is where the ref made his biggest mistake by missing a blatant penalty foul on Bellerin by Thauvin. A clear contact on the back of the foot of Bellerin should have resulted in a penalty and a yellow card. We predicted before the match that we would not get a penalty and it proved correct. Maybe the assistant might have intervened for this but it could be that he was unsighted because of Oxlade-Chamberlain and another defender running in the neighbourhood.

Anyway if Newcastle fans would feel hard done by looking at that decisions they sure will feel a bit different about it.

For the rest Marriner  usually did what he had to do and called the fouls in a good way. His score of + 80% correct decisions is showing this.

Most of the time Marriner also stood up against the home crowd. Apart from one moment where he gave Cazorla a yellow card for… well nothing.

This was a moment of referee game management. The crowd being on his back since the correct red card and Newcastle getting all the yellow cards then some assessors advise a ref to use the first moment to give something to the other team and fans. In this case a yellow card. If I’m not mistaken the ref after giving the yellow card had a short word with Cazorla. I wouldn’t be surprised if the ref actually told him to accept it like that. But you shouldn’t really do this I feel. He had done a great job so far, just his job and so he shouldn’t have given in to the crowd asking for cards against Arsenal players.

I really liked the way he paid Wijnaldum back for his asking a yellow card in such an aggressive way also.

Marriner  scored some good points but imagine if we hadn’t scored and would have dropped points because of the not given penalty. Then even a rather good ref performance can cost you points if they mess up on the important decisions.

Another cry for video refereeing maybe because that foul on Bellerin would have been spotted by a video referee within 3 seconds. We really should need this to be installed and the sooner the better.

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36 comments to Ref Review : Newcastle – Arsenal

  • Al

    Great work guys. Thought the ref did well apart from the missed penalty and one or two cards. Overall not that too bad. Fortunately there’s no tailgunner aka rolf to dismiss your meticulous work as fantasy 🙂 Keep up the good work.

  • Tom

    You really don’t have to go beyond this game to see how impossible the job of referees have become.

    Arsenal fans were not happy with Mariner for the penalty not given and some called for even more red cards for New Castle players, while New Castle fans were clearly outraged by some of the cards issued.

    Regarding the penalty incident. Too bad Refs don’t comment post match because it would be interesting to see why he didn’t give it.

    Was it because he was unsighted by three players or did he think the contact was incidental.

    Everyone who’ s ever had a problem with Hazard drawing penalties by initiating contact with a defender should perhaps ask if this wasn’t a similar case. On the replays from behind the play you could clearly see Bellerin’s left leg go wide to the side before Getting stepped on by Thauvin.

    I’m sure Bellerin’s didn’t do it to draw the foul but he did nonetheless.

    How “blatant ” were the penalty call and the sending off ?
    Suffice to say , the play by play commentator on Arsenal player.com didn’t even see the trip( he thought Bellerin’s was pulled back) , and he seemed genuinely surprised at the color of the card for Mitrivic when the card came out.

  • Al

    Did someone forget to lock the gates at le grove??

  • nicky

    The need for video assistance for match officials was emphasised in this game…..if only to silence the outrageous home fans, whose bigoted attitude towards Marriner was a positive disgrace.

  • Kanenas

    as usual another good review pointing out the weaknesses of the present system.

    Just something that i think u should give some thought. Since you already gave him a -2 for Thauvin’s 1st yellow card, giving him another -3 for the 2nd yellow/red is a bit harsh, maybe since the 2 combine maybe they should alltogether come to -3. Just my 2 cents.

    Cheers

  • Mick

    @Tom

    ‘Everyone who’s ever had a problem with Hazard drawing penalties by initiating contact with a defender should perhaps ask if this wasn’t a similar case. On the replays from behind the play you could clearly see Bellerin’s left leg go wide to the side before Getting stepped on by Thauvin.’

    What absolute nonsense! There is absolutely no comparison to be made with Hazards leg dangling antics. You then go on to say

    ‘I’m sure Bellerin’s didn’t do it to draw the foul but he did nonetheless.’

    Well if he didn’t do it deliberately why on earth did you even bother to bring it up. And then we have

    ‘How “blatant ” were the penalty call and the sending off?’

    To quote john McEnroe ‘You cannot be serious.’ Both were as blatant as blatant can be.
    Are you a closet Newcastle fan?

  • bjtgooner

    A good review and I agree that overall Marriner had a reasonable game – apart from missing the penalty and apart from letting Colback away with quite a few fouls.

    However, Tom, it is totally unfair of you to try to belittle Bellerin, to suggest he was trying to play for a penalty and to compare him to Hazard the cheat/diver.

    I have watched the replay several times & it looks to me as Bellerin was changing direction to position himself for a shot on goal. Bellerin was at full pace, he did not slow up to wait for contact (and then the Hazard type Academy Award dive), he was intent on scoring (or crossing), the defender could only just reach the back of Bellerin’s ankle. That must have been painful and could, in some circumstances have damaged his Achillies Tendon – do you seriously think Bellerin was letting himself in for that possible outcome?

  • GoingGoingGooner

    I really believe that with the speed and fitness levels of today’s professional players and increased numbers of substitutions that there should be 2 referees on the pitch in addition to video technology. I have not heard one good reason why this couldn’t happen. Other sports have evolved to deal with the increased professionalism of players by putting in more referees and or video technology…why not football? Because of tradition?…c’mon!!! that hasn’t stopped a lot of incremental changes including the balls we play with.

  • Tom

    Mick
    From juniors players are being instructed to position themselves between the ball and the defender. It’s something that becomes the second nature with most technical players.

    Bellerin

  • Tom

    Bjtgooner

    Belittle Bellerin?
    That’s hilarious .

    It’s simply how you play 🙂

  • bjtgooner

    @Tom

    Well – it may be how YOU played! 🙂

  • Tom

    Bjtgooner

    Most definitely !!!!!!!

  • JP

    As a Newcastle fan looking at this, I have to say you seem a little biased. The big decision of the red card was correct, though in fairness to Mitrovic he was looking at the ball so i don’t think it was with malicious intent, but it was definitely a red.

    The ‘penalty’ was clearly a penalty, so that decision was incorrect. But you can’t look at the decision to book Mbemba for stopping an attack (with a shoulder to shoulder challenge) and say that was a justified Yellow Card, then dismiss the incident in the second half when an Arsenal player actually PULLED BACK Thauvin to stop him progressing, and got away without a booking.

    Overall I’d say the majority of decisions were correct, and in your appraisal you rectify some of the decisions which were wrong. But you also have that little bit of bias in there too. To say the ref was inconsistent would be an under statement, and consistency is all we want to see really isn’t it?

    Regardless of decisions in this game, I hope Arsenal have a good season and it was actually a bit disappointing to see your lot not perform to your devastating best (though it did prevent us getting a tonking in the scoreline).

  • Mick

    @Tom
    Don’t be ridiculous, Bellerin was clean through and got took down from behind, he didn’t ‘position ‘ himself either deliberately or subconsiously because that’s what he has been taught. Hazard quite often does deliberately position himself in order to initiate contact. There is no comparison between what happened to Bellerin and the way Hazard engineers such situations.
    Are you trying to excuse Hazard by drawing such a silly comparison, as in your quote ‘I’m sure Bellerin’s didn’t do it to draw the foul but he did nonetheless.’ therefore Hazard doesn’t do it deliberately either.

  • Mick

    Furthermore Tom re your last paragraph…

    ‘Suffice to say , the play by play commentator on Arsenal player.com didn’t even see the trip( he thought Bellerin’s was pulled back) , and he seemed genuinely surprised at the color of the card for Mitrivic when the card came out.’

    Just because some people, including the ref and the Arsenal commentator and Uncle Tom Cobley and All didn’t call it correctly in real time is irrelevant. Replays showed it was blatantly a penalty and a sending off, they all got it wrong, end of story. That’s why we need the help of technology.

  • bjtgooner

    Ah!! a vision!! – a young Tom running around a football field sticking his leg out so that someone would run into it, and he would win a foul – totally within the rules. 🙂

    Wish we could see some replays on MOTD!!

  • Tom

    Bjtgooner
    🙂 🙂

  • GoingGoingGooner

    Tom, I agree the Refs have a tough time of it with players moving at the speeds they do and with some players purposely trying to trick the referee into giving the other team fouls.

    With regards Bellerin’s fall in the box, it is extremely unlikely that anyone but a Newcastle fan will see it as anything but a foul.

  • Menace

    Tom – you are absolutely right. Now get mummy to red you a story & put you to bed.

    Read the post little boy.

  • Tom

    Al
    I ignored your post since it didn’t make any sense( none of them do).
    Let’s face it, you are one of the few on here who haven’t had an original thought in like …..ever, but then on a hunch I went to Le Grove and low and behold , the first few comments were from a poster name Tom.

    Now, since I don’t go on Le Grove, let alone post there, I find it hilarious that you do and read the comments section.
    How screwed up is that ?

    You are truly a gift that keeps on giving 🙂

  • Tom

    GoingGoingGooner

    Yes,it’s a foul but my comment was in the context of the ref review of Mariner’s performance.

    If you look at replays, you can clearly see Mariner is in no position to make that call. There are three players obstructing his view.

    Also , when you say ” blatant” , do we mean upon numerous replays or in real time.

    After seeing the replays of both incidents it does become clear it was a penalty and probably a sending off, but in real time it wasn’t so obvious.

    Thus my bringing up of the reaction from Arsenal player.com announcer, who in real time didn’t think much of either challenge.

    Don’t get me wrong, wether Mittovic stomp deserved a red or just a yellow , I have no sympathy with the New Castle team who clearly set out to foul Arsenal out of their rhythm of play.

  • Tom

    Al
    A quick word of advise. Next time you see a poster on UA who holds opposing views from yours, don’t tell him to piss off.

    Because apparently after he does , you begin to miss him desperately and call for him to come back.
    And when he doesn’t , you go on anti Wenger sites to find him. You really miss Rupert. Don’t you 🙂

  • Tom

    Mick
    Yes , you and I agree about the technology as the solution , or we can just send ” I saw it in person” – Menace to all PL games as the fifth official to have a final say 🙂

  • blackfoox

    @tom

    not sure if the commentator was right wrong, but after two to three replay, he claim that the referee is in a good position, while the assistant was blocked~

  • Serge

    Walter
    Good report, but wasn’t there an incident with Gabriel wrapping his arms around a Newcastle forward?

  • bjtgooner

    @Mick

    I watched the match on BT Sport – they identified the penalty incident instantly and comfirmed within seconds on a slow mo replay.

    I agree with you about the (long overdue) introduction of technology.

    The importance of getting ref decisions right is absolutely vital and should be paramount to the argument about technology.

    It can be quite distracting (or amusing) to debate the issue with people like Tom who usualy see or choose to interperet something different to real events – but that is not important – the important point is that the refs need to get the decisions right in real time – they are not doing that and the denial of the aid of technology by the PGMO is incomprehensible.

  • Al

    Tom
    I’ve never ever visited le grove and never will. If at all I’ve ever opened that site in my browser it’d have been from clicking a link posted by a fellow contributor here, particularly at the height of copying and pasting, not a conscious action on my part. As a matter of fact the only two sites I rely on for Arsenal news are UA and arsenal.com. I’ve heard enough of that site from fellow posters here to know there’s nothing for me there. I don’t visit these Arsenal bashing sites at all, period. Occasionally, when I “want a fix” of bad news I click on the BBC, telegraph, etc websites. But I can understand you thinking I visit le stench coz you think everyone is like you; feed of negative news.

    So I’d no idea that the chief poster at that dump also happens to be, erm, Tom. Is it coincidence or just some pathetic preemptive action from you, I don’t know and don’t care. What I know is I’ll never visit that horrible site as I’ll never convince the lunatics on there to see things my way, and frankly why would I bother. I do have a problem with you though as you come here and 101% of your posts don’t agree with what everyone will be saying on here. It’s healthy to disagree but when that is the rule rather than the exception then clearly there’s a problem don’t you think. Hasn’t it dawned on you that your views and those here are just too divergent to ever meet?

    You say you ignored my post coz it didn’t make sense, but then responded to it,why? Is it because it made sense?? Just trying to follow your logic. I didn’t even bother to try and take your nonsensical post apart (in which you accuse Bellerin of diving like that cheat hazard), as that’d have resulted in me writing another article on its own. Fortunately my colleagues exposed your flawed arguments in your stupid post, making it pointless for me to try add more. Frankly I don’t like responding to your gibberish comments, as I expend a lot of energy in the process and I’d rather channel that energy to something positive. Feel free, and keep visiting from your natural habitat at le grove, to make a fool of yourself here.

  • Mick

    @bjtgooner
    Re technology

    I watch a lot of rugby and they are meticulous in using technology to not only ensure the correct decision is reached and is also openly seen to reached. The same in cricket, tennis and all other major sports. It is an embarrassment to the game when you see blatantly incorrect decisions allowed to stand and shame on the games administrators for allowing this situation to continue. It must be embarrassing for the match officials as well to know that the whole world knows they have made a mistake but there is nothing they can do about it, sometimes a mistake that has dire consequences for the wronged team.

  • Tom

    Al
    The lady doth protest too much ????

    Besides, I’ve already called Obama who personally monitors all internet activity to check on yours, and he confirmed that you do in fact visit Le Grove.

    Liar, liar pants on fire 🙂

  • Al

    Abusive comment removed

  • Tom

    Al
    Obama or me ?

  • serge

    Whoops!!

  • serge

    It’s not for me to say who visits Le Grove ( I do visit daily though), but I will anyway. I have seen someone called Tom but also another called Al. This may not be Weird Al, and Tom says it’s not him. What I can’t understand is that someone would post a long comment of denial. Le Grove isn’t so bad after all. The comments section is a bit toxic, but so is Untold’s sometimes.

  • Goonermikey

    This is an amazing piece of work. If only Mike Riley had been aware of these laws (and be honest) we’d have gone far more than 50 unbeaten.

  • Gw

    02:39 – you say the decision is wrong but don’t actually explain why.

    Yellow card was awarded to the right player as you accept so how was the foul wrong?

  • Usama Zaka

    GW,

    That was a slight typing error, it was a correct foul. Anything incorrect is highlighted red.