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Referee Review: Arsenal – Everton : the dead sparrow review

By Usama and Walter

ARSENAL vs. EVERTON

COMPETITION: English Premier League

MATCH NO. 10

DATE: 24th October 2015

VENUE: Emirates Stadium (London, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Lee Mason
1st LINESMAN: Simon Beck  
2nd LINESMAN: Andy Garratt
4th OFFICIAL: Anthony Taylor

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
06:09 Phil Jagielka (Everton) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) While challenging for the ball in the air Jagielka was clearly pulling Giroud back by holding his left arm. This should have been a foul for Arsenal. The referee gave no foul.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
08:08 James McCarthy (Everton) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Just as Ozil turned on the left wing, McCarthy’s attempt for a tackle tripped Ozil.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
10:16 Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) Romelu Lukaku (Everton) While challenging for header, Gabriel came from behind and clearly jumped in the back of Lukaku throwing him down. This should have been a foul for Everton but was not given.

NO FOUL FOR EVERTON.

-1 (FOUL)
13:08 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) James McCarthy (Everton) The ball was in the air just outside the Everton’s penalty area. McCarthy jumped to head the ball. Ozil was late to arrive and ducked himself trying to avoid the getting in landing of McCarthy. McCarthy successfully headed the ball and then slightly collided with Ozil. The referee gave against Arsenal. This should not have been a foul as there was no foul intent or foul contact made by Ozil.

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
14:06 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) John Stones (Everton) Giroud and Stones were challenging for a long ball inside the Everton’s half. Giroud jumped first and headed the ball cleanly before Stones. After Giroud’s header he fell down at Stones. The referee gave a foul against Arsenal. This should not have been a foul because Giroud won the header cleanly without any foul contact to Stones before heading the ball.

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
17:43 Aaron Lennon (Everton) Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Coquelin jumped to head the ball inside the Arsenal’s penalty area when Lennon pushed him in the air.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

22:20 Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) Brendon Galloway (Everton) Chamberlain pushed Galloway in the back.

CORRECT FOUL FOR EVERTON.

1 (FOUL)

 

24:31 Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Brendon Galloway (Everton) Both Galloway and Coquelin were moving towards the ball. Coquelin attempted a sliding tackle but Galloway reached the first and kicked it away. Coquelin’s sliding tackle missed Galloway but as Galloway was coming in fast he collided with Coquelin’s body after Coquelin’s follow through. The referee correctly gave a foul as Coquelin obstructed Galloway.

But then the referee also gave Coquelin a yellow card. The following list below show’s that the foul was not worthy of the yellow card.

1. This was Coquelin’s first foul of the match.

2. Coquelin’s tackle was not reckless, because the contact made by of a follow through obstruction.

3. Coquelin did not stopped any promising attack by Everton, because it was an open ball in the field.

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT 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 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 125

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour

There are different circumstances when a player must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour, e.g. if a player:

• Commits in a reckless manner one of the seven offences that incur a direct free kick

• Commits a foul for the tactical purpose of interfering with or breaking up a promising attack

• Holds an opponent for the tactical purpose of pulling the opponent away from the ball or preventing the opponent from getting to the ball

CORRECT FOUL FOR EVERTON.

WRONG YELLOW CARD AGAINST COQUELIN.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

29:24 Ross Barkley (Everton) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Barkley kept on pulling Koscienly from behind inside the Arsenal’s penalty area.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

31:29 Aaron Lennon (Everton) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Ozil passed to Sanchez inside the Everton’s half and Sanchez tried to dash through the Everton’s midfield, when Lennon looked at Sanchez and clearly turned his back and blocked the run of Sanchez.

Lennon clearly and intentionally interfered the run of Sanchez, this should have been a yellow card against Lennon but was not given.

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 125

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour

There are different circumstances when a player must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour, e.g. if a player:

• Commits in a reckless manner one of the seven offences that incur a direct free kick

• Commits a foul for the tactical purpose of interfering with or breaking up a promising attack

• Holds an opponent for the tactical purpose of pulling the opponent away from the ball or preventing the opponent from getting to the ball

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAISNT LENNON.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

36:49 Seamus Coleman (Everton) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Sanchez made a quick turn on the left wing when Coleman’s attempt for a tackle tripped him.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
41:12 John Stones (Everton) Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Coquelin made a quick turn inside the center of the field when Stone’s attempt for a tackle tripped him.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
44:38 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Seamus Coleman (Everton) Mistimed tackle by Sanchez tripped Coleman.

CORRECT FOUL FOR EVERTON.

1 (FOUL)
45:29 Gerard Deulofeu (Everton)   Deulofeu was in control of the ball running forward towards the Arsenal’s box. He dribbled past Monreal when very slightly touched Deulofeu. Deulofeu then suddenly dived to the ground in a theatrical manner shouting for a foul, when there was no foul contact at all. This should have been yellow card against Deulofeu for simulation but no yellow card was given against Deulofeu

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 125

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour

There are different circumstances when a player must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour, e.g. if a player:

• Attempts to deceive the referee by feigning injury or pretending to have been fouled (simulation)

 

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST DEULOFEU.

-2 (YELLOW CARD)
   
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 6

Number of Correct Fouls for Everton – 3

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 9 [9 points]

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 3

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Everton – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 4 [4 points]

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Everton – 0

Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 0

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 3

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Everton – 0

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

 

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
35:36 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Giroud scored from a pass by Ozil.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
37:23 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Koscienly scored from a free kick by Cazorla.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
43:11 Ross Barkley (Arsenal) Barkley scored from a deflected shot of Gabriel.

CORRECT GOAL FOR EVERTON.

3 (GOAL)
Number of Correct Goals for Arsenal – 2

Number of Correct Goals for Everton – 1

Total Number of Correct Goals – 3 [9 points]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against Everton – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision
00:22 Throw-in Phil Jagielka (Everton)
01:26 Goal Kick Gerard Deulofeu (Everton)
03:17 Throw-in James McCarthy (Everton)
03:53 Goal Kick Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
05:18 Throw-in Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
05:42 Goal Kick Seamus Coleman (Everton)
06:31 Corner Brendon Galloway (Everton)
07:04 Goal Kick Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)
07:44 Throw-in Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal)
09:19 Corner Brendon Galloway (Everton)
09:53 Goal Kick Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal)
11:21 Goal Kick Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal)
12:27 Corner Phil Jagielka (Everton)
14:44 Throw-in Phil Jagielka (Everton)
15:18 Throw-in Gerard Deulofeu (Everton)
15:29 Throw-in Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
17:37 Throw-in Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
21:15 Corner Phil Jagielka (Everton)
21:44 Goal Kick Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal)
23:06 Throw-in John Stones (Everton)
23:25 Throw-in Gerard Deulofeu (Everton)
24:04 Throw-in Seamus Coleman (Everton)
25:30 Throw-in Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)  
25:55 Throw-in Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)  
26:09 Throw-in Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal)
26:51 Corner Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal)
27:19 Goal Kick John Stones (Everton)
28:01 Goal Kick Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
28:46 Throw-in Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
29:15 Throw-in Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
32:11 Goal Kick Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
32:46 Goal Kick Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
33:15 Throw-in Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
34:58 Throw-in Phil Jagielka (Everton)
38:32 Goal Kick Brendon Galloway (Everton)
40:31 Goal Kick Gerard Deulofeu (Everton)
41:58 Goal Kick Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
42:18 Throw-in Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal)
44:07 Throw-in Brendon Galloway (Everton)
44:24 Throw-in Gerard Deulofeu (Everton)
46:20 Corner Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal)
46:49 Corner Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
 

Other

Time Type Description & Decision Points
   

First Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 6+2 = 8

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Everton – 3+1 = 4

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 8 + 4 = 12

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 6+6 = 12

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Everton – 3+3 = 6

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 12 + 6 = 18

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 3+3 = 6

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Everton – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 6 + 1 = 7

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 3+6 = 9

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Everton – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 9 + 1 = 10

 

 

 First Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 12/(12+7) = 63.1%
 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 18/(18+10) = 64.2%

 

Second Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
46:13 James McCarthy (Everton) Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Coquelin dribbled past McCarthy and passed the ball forward when McCarthy pushed him down. Arsenal maintained possession and moved forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
59:35 Ross Barkley (Everton) Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Barkley pushed Coquelin from the side inside the Arsenal’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
62:39 Aaron Lennon (Everton) Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) Lennon tripped Cazorla from inside the Arsenal’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
65:06 Ross Barkley (Everton) Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) A trip and shoulder pull from behind by Barkley on Coquelin.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
65:32 Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Aaron Lennon (Everton) Push in the back by Coquelin but Lennon and Everton kept moving forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR EVERTON.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
65:53 Gareth Barry (Everton) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Ozil out maneuvered Barry and left him behind when Barry clearly and deliberately pulled Ozil’s shirt to the extent of removing it and prevented Ozil from gaining possession of the ball.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 125

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour

There are different circumstances when a player must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour, e.g. if a player:

• Commits in a reckless manner one of the seven offences that incur a direct free kick

• Commits a foul for the tactical purpose of interfering with or breaking up a promising attack

• Holds an opponent for the tactical purpose of pulling the opponent away from the ball or preventing the opponent from getting to the ball

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAISNT BARRY.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

68:48 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Ross Barkley (Everton) Barkley was in control of the ball when Giroud tried tackle to him and mistimed tackle tripping Barkley to the ground. The referee correctly awarded a foul.

 

But then the referee also gave Giroud a yellow card. The following list below show’s that the foul was not worthy of the yellow card.

 

1. This was Giroud’s first foul of the match.

2. Giroud’s tackle was not reckless, because the contact made was of a normal mistimed tackle.

3. Giroud did not stopped any promising attack by Everton, because it was an open ball in the field.

4. Giroud did not committed any tactical foul by deliberate interference.

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT 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 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 125

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour

There are different circumstances when a player must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour, e.g. if a player:

• Commits in a reckless manner one of the seven offences that incur a direct free kick

• Commits a foul for the tactical purpose of interfering with or breaking up a promising attack

• Holds an opponent for the tactical purpose of pulling the opponent away from the ball or preventing the opponent from getting to the ball

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR EVERTON.

WRONG YELLOW CARD AGAINST GIROUD.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

71:06 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Romelu Lukaku (Everton) Lukaku was running on the right wing on the counter attack when Koscienly came in late sliding with studs up and slightly came in contact with Lukaku. This slowed down Lukaku, but Lukaku did not fall down and kept attacking. The referee correctly played the advantage.

 

But this tackle was reckless by Koscienly and it also slowed down Everton’s counter attack. This should have been a yellow card against Koscienly. But the referee did not give it.

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour

There are different circumstances when a player must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour, e.g. if a player:

• Commits in a reckless manner one of the seven offences that incur a direct free kick

• Commits a foul for the tactical purpose of interfering with or breaking up a promising attack

• Holds an opponent for the tactical purpose of pulling the opponent away from the ball or preventing the opponent from getting to the ball

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR EVERTON.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST KOSCIENLY.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

76:32 Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) Ross Barkley (Everton) Cazorla and Barkley were looking to reach for the ball inside the Everton’s half. Barkley reached first but at the same time Cazorla cleanly tackled ball away first from Barkley with his right leg. After having the ball being tackled away Barkley lost his balance and fell down. This should not have been a foul because Cazorla cleanly tackled the ball first. But the referee gave foul against Arsenal.

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
76:56 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Gerard Deulofeu (Everton) Deulofeu and Monreal were running after the ball inside the Arsenal’s half. Deulofeu got to the ball first and Monreal at the same time tried to run from behind of Deulofeu in to the penalty box for defensive work. Suddenly Deulofeu lost his balance and went down to the ground after hobbling for a few times. There no foul contact by Monreal on Deulofeu. This should not have been a foul but the referee gave a foul.

 

Also as there was no foul contact by Monreal, it was an act of simulation by Deulofeu for the second time this match. He should have been given a second yellow card and sent off, but was not.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 125

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour

There are different circumstances when a player must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour, e.g. if a player:

• Attempts to deceive the referee by feigning injury or pretending to have been fouled (simulation)

 

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

NO SECOND YELLOW CARD AGAINST DEULOFEU FOR DIVING.

NO RED CARD AGAISNT DEULOFEU.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

-3 (RED CARD)

78:13 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Ross Barkley (Everton) Giroud made a slow late attempt for a tackle outside the Arsenal’s penalty area, to dispossess Barkley but instead contacted Barkley and made him lose his balance and the ball. This should have been a foul for Everton, but was not given by the referee.

NO FOUL FOR EVERTON.

-1 (FOUL)
81:21 Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal) Ross Barkley (Everton) A slow sliding tackle by Flamini on Barkley inside the Everton’s half, tripping Barkley in the process.

CORRECT FOUL FOR EVERTON.

1 (FOUL)
81:50 Kevin Mirallas (Everton) Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Bellerin was running with the ball and ran straight in to the Everton’s penalty area with Mirallas behind. First Mirallas clearly pulled back Bellerin’s right arm. Then Mirallas raised his hands in the air. And finally Mirallas used both of his hands to push Bellerin in the back. This should have been a penalty for Arsenal but was not given by the referee.

 

LAW 14 THE PENALTY KICK 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 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT 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)

 

NO PENALTY FOR ARSENAL.

-3 (PENALTY)
86:23 Gareth Barry (Everton) Coquelin made a quick lobbed pass from a short range but Barry raised his hands to stop the ball from hitting his face.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
88:06 James McCarthy (Everton) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) No replay or live footage was shown except for the referee decision. Assumed correct.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
89:51 Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) John Stones (Everton) A push in the back by Cazorla on Stones.

CORRECT FOUL FOR EVERTON.

1 (FOUL)
90:28 Kevin Mirallas (Everton) Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) A push in the back by Mirallas on Gibbs.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
93:22 Gareth Barry (Everton) Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) Gibbs got the ball and was going to run just outside the box to continue the Arsenal’s attack, when Barry came in very late and tripped Gibbs badly breaking up a promising attack by Arsenal.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT SECOND YELLOW CARD AGAINST BARRY.

CORRECT RED CARD AGAINST BARRY.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

3 (RED CARD)

   
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 8

Number of Correct Fouls for Everton – 3

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 11 [11 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 2

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Everton – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 3 [3 points]

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Advantages for Everton – 2

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 3 [3 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Everton – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 2

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Everton – 0

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

 

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 2

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Everton – 1

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

Number of Correct Red Cards for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Red Cards for Everton – 0

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

 

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Everton – 0

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

Number of Correct Penalties for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Penalties for Everton – 0

Total Number of Correct Penalties – 0

 

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Everton – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Penalties – 1 [3 points]

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
55:36 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) James McCarthy (Everton) Giroud’s body and shoulder was slightly behind McCarthy. Should have been an offside for Everton.

NO OFFSIDE FOR EVERTON.

-1 (OFFSIDE)
70:15 Romelu Lukaku (Everton) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Lukaku was in an offside position.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

1 (OFFSIDE)
75:43 Kevin Mirallas (Everton) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Mirallas was in an offside position.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

1 (OFFSIDE)
85:20 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) John Stones (Everton) Sanchez was clearly in an offside position but was not given offside.

NO OFFSIDE FOR EVERTON.

-1 (OFFSIDE)
 
Number of Correct Offsides for Arsenal – 2

Number of Correct Offsides for Everton – 0

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 2 [2 points]

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Everton – 2

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 2 [2 points]


Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision
45:29 Throw-in Phil Jagielka (Everton)
45:58 Throw-in Romelu Lukaku (Everton)
46:46 Corner Tim Howard (Everton)
47:40 Throw-in Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
47:54 Throw-in Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal)
48:33 Goal Kick Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal)
51:23 Throw-in Ross Barkley (Everton)
52:44 Corner Tim Howard (Everton)
53:35 Throw-in Gerard Deulofeu (Everton)
55:01 Throw-in Romelu Lukaku (Everton)  
56:23 Throw-in James McCarthy (Everton)
56:54 Goal Kick Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
57:24 Throw-in Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
58:41 Throw-in Seamus Coleman (Everton)
63:55 Goal Kick Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
64:49 Throw-in Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton)
70:35 Throw-in Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
71:09 Corner Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal)
72:33 Throw-in Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
73:47 Goal Kick Brendon Galloway (Everton)
74:32 Throw-in Brendon Galloway (Everton)
76:13 Throw-in Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton)
77:52 Corner Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal)
78:23 Goal Kick Romelu Lukaku (Everton)
79:08 Throw-in Gerard Deulofeu (Everton)
79:54 Throw-in Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal)
81:52 Corner Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton) The ball last came off Funes Mori not Flamini.

NO CORNER FOR ARSENAL.

82:36 Throw-in Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal)
83:04 Throw-in Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
84:46 Goal Kick Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal)
87:23 Throw-in Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
89:19 Goal Kick Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
91:07 Goal Kick Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal)
91:19 Throw-in Tim Howard (Arsenal)
91:45 Throw-in Brendon Galloway (Everton)
Number of Incorrect Corners against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Corners against Everton – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 1

Other

Time Type Description & Decision Points
   
   

Second Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 8+1+2+1+2 = 14

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Everton – 3+2 = 5

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 14 + 5 = 19

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 8+1+2+3+2 = 16

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Everton – 3+2 = 5

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 16 + 5 = 21

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 2+2+1+1+1 = 7

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Everton – 1+1+2 = 4

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 7 + 4 = 11

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 2+4+3+3+1 = 13

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Everton – 1+2+2 = 5

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 13 + 5 = 18

 

 

 Second Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 19/(19+11) = 63.3%
 Second Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 21/(21+18) = 53.8%

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 8+14 = 22

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Everton – 4+5= 9

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 22 + 9 = 31

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 12+16 = 28

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Everton – 6+5 = 11

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 28 + 11 = 39

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 6+7 = 13

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Everton – 1+4 = 5

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 13 + 5 = 18

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 9+13 = 22

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Everton – 1+5 = 6

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 22 + 6 = 28

 

 Full Match Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 31/(31+18) = 63.2%
 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 39(39+28) = 58.2%

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 FAVOR 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

 The visit of Lee Mason and Everton at the same time is something that has been dangerous in the past. You never know what will happen with him and he was in the picture a few years ago when Dogface wrote a pre-match ref review that even got us to the BBC.

It looked that Mason didn’t have his best day. And by saying this I don’t mean that he made a mess of it against Arsenal. No, both teams had to suffer from a few errors. More than a few in fact.

Giving fouls where no foul was made, giving nothing when fouls were made. It all was a mix up from start to finish. And both assistants didn’t give him much help either. Or at least one didn’t.

After a few wrong calls he then gave Coquelin a yellow card for a foul that wasn’t as bad as it looked. Coquelin tried to block a possible deep ball but got turned by the Everton player and then the Everton player was brought down more by the head of Coquelin who was on the floor. He couldn’t cut it off, couldn’t he?  Lennong on the other had deliberately stepped in the way of Alexis in order to block him off the ball. The card stayed in the pocket and so happened with  Delofeu who didn’t get a card when he dived in to the ground after having passed Monreal. Mason saw the dive and waved play on but if he player dives in order to gain an advantage it is called cheating and should get a yellow card. No matter where this is happening on the field. A dive is cheating and is a yellow card.

The first half score was only 63.1% and if we put weight on it he got a score of 64.2%. Imagine if there wouldn’t have been 3 valid goals… then it would be below the 50% mark.

In the second half we saw a light yellow card for Giroud but then when Koscielny made a late tackle that missed Lukaku and the ref played an advantage he didn’t pull out the yellow card when the ball was out of play. Koscielny should have been booked for that tackle. Like I said it was not all and everything against Arsenal.

Again lots of mistakes and also a few in favour of Arsenal. A few offside decisions going our way from which we almost scored a third goal. We took note of this.

Arsenal should have gotten a penalty when Mirallas first pulled Bellerin on the arm when the young Spanjard went past him in the penalty area and then pushed him in the back. Bellerin tried too long to stay on his feet and gave Mason the chance to give nothing when he finally went down. But a foul is a foul and it should have been given. In that phase he made a complete mess of it as the ball ran to an Everton player who kicked the ball in to a corner and then the ref gave a goal kick. That completely wrong.

The score in the second half was 63.3% and when we put weight on it, it goes down to 53.8%.

The final score over the whole match was 63.2% and with weight it went down to 58.2%.

But credit where it is due:  the bias numbers were one of the lowest I can remember from this season. Only 72% of the wrong decisions went against Arsenal.  That is what they call in my mother language being happy with a dead sparrow…. But hey getting closer to the 50% bias score as it should be. I wonder if this will keep on going in that direction in the next reviews…

Anniversaries

9 November 1907: The first ever London derby in the first division ended Chelsea 2 Woolwich Arsenal 1, in front of 65,000 – the largest crowd Woolwich Arsenal had appeared in front of.

9 November 1925: William Harper joined from Hibs for £4000 – a world record fee for a keeper.  He only stayed for a couple of seasons before going to the USA, but then did return for a second stint as Chapman continuede his endless quest to find the perfect keeper.

 

6 comments to Referee Review: Arsenal – Everton : the dead sparrow review

  • Goéland

    Thanks again for these reviews, Usama and Walter. Glad to see all the annotations about mistakes in favour of Arsenal, which should help reassure the people who accuse you of overt partiality and selective blindness (if only…).

  • Al

    We questioned the appointment as it didn’t really make sense, and this performance from Mason proves it. The man was under pressure, and even though these are typical PIGMOB representatives figures, this shows it.

    Off topic
    Been hearing comments such as Tottenham players were disappointed not to take all 3 points bla bla bla, from various media sources…., certainly not from the match I watched. How many times did we see their players waste time? Several times. They’d kick the ball away after each whistle, took ages with their goal kicks. throw ins, etc, exactly the opposite to what Arsenal were doing (even in his haste Flamini even threw the ball into touch in the 92nd minute, while trying to find Giroud, and Tottenham took about 30 seconds to take the resultant throw in). Does that sound like a team that was disappointed with a draw, clearly wasting time like that? I don’t recall hearing the crowd whistling to Cech to take his goal kick quick.

    We had 55% possession to their 45%, and were even on shots on target, but they’re supposed to have battered us. Battered us with 45% possession?? Wonder what those that work in the media take us for….

  • Kenneth Widmerpool

    Are you guys passing this on to the club? I will tell them if you want.Brilliant analysis as ever.
    Thanks lads.

  • Josif

    Excellent job, lads.

    A slight wind of change in the air? Nah, more of a breeze but still an improvement.

    PGMO – only place where moving from being biased to just incompetent means improvement.

  • Rantetta

    “Only 72% of the wrong decisions went against Arsenal”.

    That tickled me. Excellent report once again. Thanks.

  • bjtgooner

    Another excellent & very detailed report – very much appreciate the effort and time you guys put into this.

    Mason really is incompetent & made many basic mistakes – and while his bias was “only” 72% – an improvement compared to most of his colleagues, he still tilted the field against Arsenal & made the win much more difficult.