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Ref Review : Arsenal – Sunderland

By Walter Broeckx

  • ARSENAL vs. SUNDERLAND
  • COMPETITION: English Premier League
  • MATCH NO. 15
  • DATE: 5th December 2015

VENUE: Emirates Stadium (London, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Robert Madley
1st LINESMAN: Marc Perry
2nd LINESMAN: Peter Kirkup
4th OFFICIAL: Jeremy Simpson

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
02:33 Patrick Van Aanholt (Sunderland) Joel Campbell (Arsenal) Just as Campbell received the pass inside the Sunderland’s half Van Aanholt came from the side and tripped Campbell.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
08:11 Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal) Ola Toivonen (Sunderland) Slightly late attempt for a tackle by Flamini on Toivonen inside the Arsenal’s half, clipping Toivonen in the process.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SUNDERLAND.

1 (FOUL)
14:34 Sebastian Coates (Sunderland) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Koscienly was running forward with the ball inside the Arsenal’s half when Coates came forward and tripped him, but Arsenal recovered the ball in the process and moved forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

 

15:30 Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Flamini clearance out of the tackle accidentally hit the arm of Ramsey. But Ramsey’s arm already in a stretched position.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SUNDERLAND.

1 (FOUL)
16:43 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) Both players were in the position to challenge for the header. Koscienly came from behind and had his hands touching the back of Fletcher, with Fletcher then jumping forward indicating a push from behind. This should not have been a foul and the play should have carried on. But the referee gave a foul.

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
21:14 Ola Toivonen (Sunderland) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Toivonen tripped Ozil from the front inside the Sunderland’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
23:16 Ola Toivonen (Sunderland) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Toivonen tripped Koscienly from the front inside the Arsenal’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
25:16 Yann M’Vila (Sunderland) Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) Chamberlain was making a run forward when M’Vila pushed him from back making Chamberlain go unstable.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
30:06 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) John O’Shea (Sunderland) Giroud jumped in the back of O’Shea.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
38:28 Younes Kaboul (Sunderland) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Just as Giroud received the through ball from Ramsey, he quickly turned past Kaboul inside the box, but just as Giroud turned Kaboul pushed him from the side making Giroud fall inside the penalty area. This should have been a penalty for Arsenal but was not given.

NO PENALTY FOR ARSENAL.

-3 (PENALTY)
40:16 Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal) Watmore tripped Flamini inside the Arsenal’s half but Arsenal recovered the ball and kept moving forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

 

41:17 ???? (Sunderland) ???? (Arsenal) No live footage or replay was shown, assumed correct.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
44:00 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) Just as Watmore passed the ball from the left wing, Koscienly made a late stretching tackle with his half of studs showing on Watmore’s right foot. This was reckless attempt of a tackle from Koscienly.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SUNDERLAND.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST KOSCIENLY.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

   
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 6

Number of Correct Fouls for Sunderland – 3

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 9 [9 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Sunderland – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 1 [1 points]

 

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 2

Number of Correct Advantages for Sunderland – 0

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 2 [2 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Sunderland – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Sunderland – 1

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

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Sunderland – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 0

Number of Correct Penalties for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Penalties for Sunderland – 0

Total Number of Correct Penalties – 0

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Sunderland – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Penalties – 1 [3 points]

 

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
   

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
32:56 Joel Campbell (Arsenal) Campbell scored a clean goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
44:54 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)

OWN GOAL

Giroud scored an own goal from the free kick.

CORRECT GOAL FOR SUNDERLAND.

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

Number of Correct Goals for Sunderland – 1

Total Number of Correct Goals – 2 [6 points]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against Sunderland – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision
 
 

Other

Time Type Description & Decision Points
01:55 Head Injury Ramsey’s arm collided with Borini’s head after Ramsey had headed the ball cleanly. Borini fell down holding his head.

CORRECT INJURY STOPPAGE FOR SUNDERLAND.

1 (HEAD INJURY)
Number of Other Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 0

Number of Other Correct Decisions for Sunderland – 1

Total Number of Other Correct Decisions – 1 [1 points]

First Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 6+2+1 = 9

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Sunderland – 3+1+1+1 = 6

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 9 + 6 = 15

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 6+2+3 = 11

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Sunderland – 3+2+3+1 = 9

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 11 + 9 = 20

 

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Sunderland – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 2 + 0 = 2

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Sunderland – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 4 + 0 = 4

 

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 15/(15+2) = 88.2%

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 20/(20+4) = 83.3%

 

Second Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
48:46 Yann M’Vila (Sunderland) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Just as Ozil passed the ball forward inside the center of the field M’Vila tripped him from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
64:02 Yann M’Vila (Sunderland) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Ozil was tripped by M’Vila inside the Sunderland’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
68:54 Joel Campbell (Arsenal) Yann M’Vila (Sunderland) Campbell pushed M’Vila twice from behind inside the center of the field.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SUNDERLAND.

1 (FOUL)
76:46 John O’Shea (Sunderland) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) O’Shea blocked the run of Ozil inside the Arsenal’s half, without winning the ball.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
78:58 De Andre Yedlin (Sunderland) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Just as Ozil received the ball he out smarted Yedlin and dribbled past him, but then Yedlin pushed and tripped Ozil from behind deliberately dispossessing without getting the ball and stopping the buildup of a counter attack.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST YEDLIN.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

80:02 Adam Johnson (Sunderland) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) The ball was in the air and Monreal tried to head it when Johnson raised his foot high up and slightly caught Monreal on the upper body.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

82:48 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) Koscienly jumped in the back of Watmore while trying win the header.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SUNDERLAND.

1 (FOUL)

 

84:53 Adam Johnson (Sunderland) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Johnson charged in the back of Ozil on the left wing.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
   
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 6

Number of Correct Fouls for Sunderland – 2

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 8 [8 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Sunderland – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Sunderland – 0

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

 

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Sunderland – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 0

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
54:16 Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Younes Kaboul (Sunderland) Ramsey was in offside position.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR SUNDERLAND.

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

Number of Correct Offsides for Sunderland – 1

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 1 [1 points]

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Sunderland – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
62:06 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Giroud scored a header from Ramsey’s cross.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
92:36 Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Ramsey scored from inside the box.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

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

Number of Correct Goals for Sunderland – 0

Total Number of Correct Goals – 2 [6 points]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against Sunderland – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision
 
 

Other

Time Type Description & Decision Points
   
   

Second Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 6+1+2 = 9

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Sunderland – 2+1 = 3

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 9 + 3 = 12

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 6+2+6 = 14

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Sunderland – 2+1 = 3

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 14 + 3 = 17

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Sunderland – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 0

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Sunderland – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 0

 

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 12/(12+0) = 100%

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 17/(17+0) = 100%

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 9+9 = 18

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Sunderland – 6+3 = 9

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 18 + 9 = 27

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 11+14 = 25

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Sunderland – 9+3 = 12

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 25 + 12 = 37

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 2+0 = 2

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Sunderland – 0+0 = 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 2 + 0 = 2

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 4+0 = 4

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Sunderland – 0+0 = 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 4 + 0 = 4

 

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 27/(27+2) = 93.1%

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 37/(37+4) = 90.2%

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 COLOUR.

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

Well what can you say about such a report apart from: WELL DONE MR. MADLEY!!!!!!

In the first half he gave a foul against Koscielny that wasn’t a foul at all. And he refused to give a penalty against Kaboul who brought Giroud down in the penalty area. And that were all the wrong decisions in the whole 90 minutes!

Amazing! If we would get such a report each and every match then I would ask Usama if it really is worth the trouble to keep on doing the reviews. Alas this is the exception to what we usually get in our reviews.

Now one could say that he made two errors and both were against Arsenal but I will not blame him for having a 100% bias against Arsenal. If you only make make two errors in 90 minutes it is or a 50/50 bias score or 100%. In this case it was 100% but well one can’t blame him and say he is biased against Arsenal based on two decisions.

As this is a report with hardly any errors we will note this down as a Riley score. And hope that we get many more. But looking back at the other reviews this seems to be the exception to the usual lower scores we find.

More of this for the rest of the season please….

Some more anniversaries

  • 27 December 1926: Cardiff City 2 Arsenal 0.  League debut for Horace Cope and Harold Peel – two Chapman signings who made only modest impacts. It was also the last match for James Ramsay who move to Kilmarnock on 30 December.
  • 27 December 1930:  Arsenal 7 Blackpool 1  With hatricks for Jack and Bain, and a goal from Bastin it was the fourth game of the season with five or more goals by Arsenal. It was also George Male’s first game for the first team.  Arsenal went on to score 5+ five more times.

Untold Arsenal

4 comments to Ref Review : Arsenal – Sunderland

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    By far the best referee performance this season. Thank you Mr Madley!

  • bjtgooner

    I fear that after this performance Mr Madley will be relegated to the 4th division! 🙂

  • para

    Or not get an Arsenal game again.

  • Florian

    Mr. Madley obviously hasn’t been listening to the instructions. I’m afraid we’ll never see such a good performance from him again, as he aspires to climb the ladder of seniority and push for his FIFA badge.

    Btw, shouldn’t have Fletcher received a yellow card for simulation? Just saying 🙂