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Ref Review Arsenal – WBA

ARSENAL vs. WEST BROMWICH ALBION

  • COMPETITION: English Premier League
  • MATCH NO. 34
  • DATE: 21st April 2016
  • VENUE: Emirates Stadium (London, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Jon Moss
1st LINESMAN: Andy Halliday
2nd LINESMAN: Simon Bennett
4th OFFICIAL: Lee Mason

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
02:40 Saido Berahino (WBA) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Slight pull and tug back by Berahino on Koscienly.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

05:28 Sandro (WBA) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Sanchez turned quickly inside the WBA’s half when Sandro tripped him, but Sanchez gained his balance attacked forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

 

07:56 Craig Dawson (WBA) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Mistimed forward tackle by Dawson on Ozil made him fall down.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

17:11 James McClean (WBA) Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Trip by McClean on Bellerin inside the Arsenal’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
20:05 Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Sandro (WBA) Ramsey tripped Sandro from behind inside the center of the field.

CORRECT FOUL FOR WBA.

1 (FOUL)

 

24:20 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Saido Berahino (WBA) Koscienly raised his foot high and made slightly contact with Berahino’s right shoulder.

CORRECT FOUL FOR WBA.

1 (FOUL)

 

26:10 James McClean (WBA) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Mistimed tackle from McClean tripped Monreal. But Arsenal attacked forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

 

26:11 Sandro (WBA) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) A late trip from behind by Sandro on Giroud.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

27:14 Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Ramsey’s right arm was already in a stretched position inside the WBA’s half when a lobbed pass hit it.

CORRECT FOUL FOR WBA.

1 (FOUL)

 

29:35 James Chester (WBA) Mohamed El Nenny (Arsenal) El Nenny turned quickly when Chester tripped him.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

31:39 Claudio Yacob (WBA) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Ozil was moving forward when Yacob slightly pulled and tugged him back. Arsenal appeared to have gained possession of the ball. The referee correctly played an advantage.

 

Arsenal lost the ball at the same moment when the referee correctly turned the advantage in to a foul.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

1 (FOUL)

 

36:20 Claudio Yacob (WBA)

 

Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) A mistimed leaning tackle from behind caught Ramsey on the right foot while tripping him down outside the box.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

38:39 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Sandro (WBA) Slight trip from Sanchez on Sandro inside the center of the field

CORRECT FOUL FOR WBA.

1 (FOUL)

 

39:41 Saido Berahino (WBA) Petr Cech (Arsenal) Berahino was blocking Cech on the Corner but Cech caught the ball safely and was ready for a counter attack.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

 

40:38 Gareth McAuley (WBA) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) McAuley had grabbed and held on to Giroud using both of his hands and then dragged him down inside the WBA’s half. This was a clear act of attack preventing foul.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST MCAULEY.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

44:43 Claudio Yacob (WBA)

 

Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Just after Ozil passed the ball forward Yacob tripped him. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but was not given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)

 

44:51 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Claudio Yacob (WBA)

 

To challenge the bouncing ball Ozil jumped high up with a leaning leg towards Yacob. This was a clear reckless and dangerous act from Ozil. The referee correctly called a foul.

 

But this also should have been a yellow card against Ozil for being reckless in his challenge. But no card was given.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR WBA.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST OZIL.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

46:00 James Chester (WBA) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Chester pulled and tugged Ozil back slightly.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 9

Number of Correct Fouls for WBA – 5

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 14 [14 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Fouls against WBA – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 1 [1 points]

 

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 4

Number of Correct Advantages for WBA – 0

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 4 [4 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against WBA – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for WBA – 0

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

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against WBA – 1

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

 

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
28:53 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Johnny Evans (WBA) Ozil was in an offside position. Assistant Ref Andy Halliday made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR WBA.

1 (OFFSIDE)
39:58 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Claudio Yacob (WBA) Giroud was in an offside position. Assistant Ref Andy Halliday made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR WBA.

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

Number of Correct Offsides for WBA – 2

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 2 [2 points]

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against WBA – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
05:30 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Clean goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
37:20 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Clean goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

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

Number of Correct Goals for WBA – 0

Total Number of Correct Goals – 2 [6 points]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against WBA – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision
 


First Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 9+4+1+2 = 16

Total Number of Correct Decisions for WBA – 5+2 = 7

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 16 + 7 = 23

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 9+4+2+6 = 21

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for WBA – 5+2 = 7

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 21 + 7 = 28

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against WBA – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 1 + 1 = 2

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

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

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 1 + 2 = 3

 

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 23/(23+2) = 92.0%

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) =  28/(28+3) = 90.3%

 

Second Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
45:10 Saido Berahino (WBA) Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Berahino pushed Ramsey in the back.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

47:32 James Chester (WBA)   Chester handled the long ball inside the centre of the field. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but no foul was given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)

 

49:03 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Saido Berahino (WBA) Berahino was chasing the ball near Koscienly when he slipped and lost his balance. The referee wrongly gave a foul by judging it as a foul by Koscienly. Koscienly no attempt to get near the player or make a tackle. This should not have been a foul against Arsenal.

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)

 

53:42 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Stéphane Sessègnon (WBA) Trip from behind by Monreal on Sessègnon inside the WBA penalty box.

CORRECT FOUL FOR WBA.

1 (FOUL)

 

54:17 Saido Berahino (WBA) Mohamed El Nenny (Arsenal) Berahino charged in to the back of El Nenny while chasing the ball. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but was not given.

 

This also should have been a yellow card against Berahino for committing his 4th foul of the game. This was persistent fouling from Berahino. But no yellow card was given.

 

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST BERAHINO.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

55:18 Salomon Rondon (WBA) Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Rondon pulled and tugged Ramsey from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

55:58 Claudio Yacob (WBA) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)

 

Yacob slightly tripped Sanchez but Sanchez kept playing. The referee correctly played an advantage.

 

But at the same moment Sanchez lost the ball. The referee failed to turn the advantage in to a foul.

 

This also should have been a yellow card against Yacob for committing his 4th foul of the game. This was persistent fouling from Yacob. But no yellow card was given.

 

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST YACOB.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

56:59 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Saido Berahino (WBA) Obstruction from Monreal on Berahino by getting his path without the ball in playing distance.

CORRECT FOUL FOR WBA.

1 (FOUL)

 

c59:02 Salomon Rondon (WBA) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Rondon tripped Monreal from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

61:53 Claudio Yacob (WBA) Mohamed El Nenny (Arsenal) Yacob slightly tripped El Nenny from behind just outside the penalty area. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but was not given.

 

This also should have been a yellow card against Yacob for committing his 5th foul of the game. This was persistent fouling from Yacob. But no yellow card was given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST YACOB.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

63:52 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) James McClean (WBA) Giroud jumped in the back of McClean.

CORRECT FOUL FOR WBA.

1 (FOUL)

 

72:01 Saido Berahino (WBA) Petr Cech (Arsenal) During the corner Berahino charged back into Cech and blocked Cech coming forward to save the ball. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but no foul was given.

 

This also should have been a yellow card against Berahino for committing his 5th foul of the game. This was persistent fouling from Berahino. But no yellow card was given.

 

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST BERAHINO.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

72:06 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Craig Dawson (WBA) Sanchez pushed Dawson in the back.

CORRECT FOUL FOR WBA.

1 (FOUL)

 

77:51 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Salomon Rondon (WBA) Koscienly tripped Rondon from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR WBA.

1 (FOUL)

 

79:45 Craig Gardner (WBA) Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) Gardner charged carelessly in to Iwobi but Arsenal kept attacking forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

 

80:22 Johnny Evans (WBA) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Evans tripped Sanchez from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

83:30 Claudio Yacob (WBA) Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Yacob charged in to Ramsey from behind and tripped him down. The referee correctly called a foul.

 

This also should have been a yellow card against Yacob for committing his 6th foul of the game. This was persistent fouling from Yacob. But no yellow card was given.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST YACOB.

NO RED CARD AGAINST YACOB.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

89:02 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Stéphane Sessègnon (WBA) Monreal attempted a standing tackle but missed the ball and made no foul contact with Sessègnon. Sessègnon lost his balance and fell down. The referee then gave a foul against Arsenal. This should not have been a foul against Arsenal.

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)

 

90:35 Joel Campbell (Arsenal) Craig Dawson (WBA) Campbell tripped down Dawson.

CORRECT FOUL FOR WBA.

1 (FOUL)

 

 
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 5

Number of Correct Fouls for WBA – 6

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 11 [11 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 7

Number of Incorrect Fouls against WBA – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 7 [7 points]

 

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 2

Number of Correct Advantages for WBA – 0

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 2 [2 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against WBA – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for WBA – 0

Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 0

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 5

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against WBA – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 5 [10 points]

 

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
68:24 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) ???? (WBA) Giroud was in an offside position. Assistant Ref Simon Bennett failed to make the correct call.

NO OFFSIDE FOR WBA.

-1 (OFFSIDE)
90:02 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Jonas Olsson (WBA) Giroud was not in an offside position. Assistant Ref Simon Bennett made the wrong call.

NO OFFSIDE FOR WBA.

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

Number of Correct Offsides for WBA – 0

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against WBA – 2

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 2 [2 points]

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
   


Second Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 5+2 = 7

Total Number of Correct Decisions for WBA – 6

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 7 + 6 = 13

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 5+2 = 7

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for WBA – 6

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 7 + 6 = 13

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 7+5 = 12

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against WBA – 2

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 12 + 2 = 14

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 7+10 = 17

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 17 + 2 = 19

 

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 13/(13+14) = 48.1%

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) =  13/(13+19) = 40.6%

 

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 16+7 = 23

Total Number of Correct Decisions for WBA – 7+6 = 13

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 23 + 13 = 36

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 21+7 =28

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for WBA – 7+6 = 13

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 28 + 13 = 41

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 1+12 = 13

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against WBA – 1+2 =3

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 13 + 3 = 16

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 1+17 = 18

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against WBA – 2+2 = 4

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 18 + 4 = 22

 

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 36/(36+16) = 69.2%

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) =  41/(41+22) = 65.0%

 

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.

Two different refs in this match when you look at the numbers.

A very good display by the ref in the first half with hardly any mistakes. So his score at the end of the first half was 92.0% and 90.3% (Weighted) Excellent. Only 2 wrong decisions and both teams suffering in equal way of the decisions. One of the decisions should have seen Özil getting booked when he went in against Yacob in a frustrated way because Moss not calling a foul on him seconds before.

I don’t know what was put in the ref’s tea at half time but this was a completely different performance.

Suddenly all floodgates went open and WBA could foul as much as they wanted and Moss only gave half of the fouls. He made it all a bit murky when Beraninho just slipped and gave a foul against Koscielny who was near but didn’t do much that might look like  a foul.

After not giving a card against Özil in the first half he then didn’t give anything against Yacob and Beraninho for persistent fouling in the match and certainly in the second half.

There were a few incidents where Arsenal shouted for a penalty but looking back at the incidents we couldn’t really find 100% evidence that a foul was made (a few more replays from different angles would have been helpful) so we gave the ref the benefit of the doubt.

But with all those missed fouls the score of the ref went down to a dramatically score in the second half of only 48.1% and 40.6% (Weighted).  Disastrous and very inconsistent.

The overall score over the whole 90 minutes was  69.2% and 65.0% (Weighted). So we could say a marginally average performance.

The good thing is that there were no major errors in this match. His first half was near perfect due to correct calls on on nearly all the fouls.

The score for the ref wasn’t helped also with linesman Simon Bennett making two wrong off-sides decisions that involved Giroud. One against Arsenal and one against West Brom.

Overall it was merely an average performance by the referee. This match shows that how refereeing can change in either halves.

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5 comments to Ref Review Arsenal – WBA

  • Goonermikey

    “Overall it was merely an average performance by the referee”. That’s brilliant in my book, I’d settle for 38 “merely average” games next season without hesitation!!

  • Usama Zaka

    Goonermikey,

    Sadly that’s true. The refereeing this season has been so poor that when a ref gets above 65%-70% we celebrate 🙂 haha.

    And this was one of the rare games this season where the ref did not make any major errors. So yeah, more of this please.

  • Rantetta

    It’s always the wrong kind of tea at half time for the refs, but I’d question their breakfasts as well.

    Just kick as much as you like and I’ll judge how obvious the foul was, before ignoring it. I’ll try and play advantage (if I think it’ll lead to a dead end), and then I won’t have to book you.

    If you’re being over-run, just jump on or charge thier attacking players, then I’ll give a foul against them. (I’ve been practising this for some time).
    (Note how I ignored the most obvious 2 handed push of Alexis into the concrete pit. C’mon, as Sanchez dizzily sauntered back onto the field, I had a smile for him and patted his bottom. What more do you want?).

    Well done Yacob and Berahino. How very skilful you truly are.

    Karma gonna get ya!

  • Rantetta

    “Their” spelling leaves something to be desired, innit?

  • bjtgooner

    Another very fine and accurate review. Thanks guys.

    The problem at half time might have been phone call related rather than something in the beverage!