by the Referee review team
In the next round we have drawn Reading. More details on that in a moment, but first following on from the article after our game with PSG in the Champions League, here is a quick review of some of the incidents that occurred in the game against Nottingham Forest (each with supporting video evidence).
Paul Tierney was the referee for this game. He is 35 years old from Lancashire and one of the referees added to the Select Group for the start of this season.
Incident 1 – Minute 7
The Forest player went in a slightly higher foot on Perez. Nothing serious, but was careless. Should have been a foul.
Incident 2 – Minute 16
Very late sliding tackle on Xhaka. Correctly booked.
Incident 3 – Minute 20
Serious leg breaking foul play. Full face of the shoe with studs hitting El Nenny on the leg. Clear red card.
Incident 4 – Minute 36 (I think)
Both players raise their foot, Holding was late and missed the ball and slightly contacted Kasami. Slightly dangerous and attack breaking foul. Correctly booked.
Incident 5 – Min 45+2
Another poor challenge should have been a yellow card.
Incident 6 – Minute 47 (I think)
Reckless kick by Lansbury on Jeff. Could easily have been another booking.
Incident 7 – Min 59
Akpom in the box taking a shot from a side angle when Mancienne pushed him with both hands. Clear penalty, correctly given.
Non-Playing Incident 8 – Min 54
Also here is the burger man that approached Arsene Wenger. Arsene certainly not interested. Our Physio takes him away but where were the stewards or Police? Entering the field is now a criminal offence and this gentleman no matter what his motivation was should be banned from football grounds for a long time.
It was a good performance from Arsenal who were well deserving of the result. Well done lads.
A final word about Henri Lansbury who was one of our youth players who we released a few years ago.
I always liked him when I saw him play for Arsenal and I was sorry that we let him go and have followed his career since then. He seemed to be making a good name for himself at Championship level and has settled down well in Nottingham.
But I really don’t understand his attitude in this game though. He seemed to be on a mission to single handedly take out as many of our current players as possible. He should have had one straight red card and at least 2 yellow cards as well. Poor from Mr Tierney to allow him to get away with so many rotten challenges.
Now onto the next round… while last year in the third round we had a derby match against Tottenham, this time both a London derby and a Manchester derby came out in the fourth round. Plus Liverpool got a home tie with Tottenham. As a result there were two ties without a PL club in them, and we got Reading at the Emirates.
- West Ham United v Chelsea
- Manchester United v Manchester City
- Arsenal v Reading
- Liverpool v Tottenham
- Bristol City v Hull
- Leeds United v Norwich City
- Newcastle United v Preston NE
- Southampton v Sunderland
Ties to be played week commencing 24 October
Reading are eighth in the championship at present (compared to Forest who are 13th).
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Reading have had one battering so far losing 4-1 to Newcastle, and throughout have scored zero, one or two goals in each game.
In September they have beaten Ipswich 2-1, drawn 0-0 with Birmingham, beaten Barnsley away 2-1 and beaten Brighton away by the same score this week in the league cup – a notable achievement since they played more than half the match with ten men.
Their average crowd is 15,887, making the ground around two thirds full for home matches, so they will need a fair number of these people to want to make the trip to London, if they are going to fill up their allocation in the Clock End. Arsenal will presumably do their usual deal and make the tickets available at highly discounted prices.
If that is the case Arsenal will this season not only offer fans the lowest away ticket prices in the league, but also the lowest home ticket prices in the league cup.
- Ref Review: Hull – Arsenal. An extraordinary performance by the referee.
- How the summer spending has affected the league so far, and the missing factor in the analysis.
- Arsène Wenger assaulted by burger as headless chickens take over, and the “618” win through.
Anniversary of the day
22 September 1897: Woolwich Arsenal were playing Loughborough in a United League game when the game was abandoned with 8½ minutes remaining – probably due to failing light. Regulations in the United League were not as strict as those in the Football League and it was agreed that the remaining minutes be played on 22 December 1897 following the Football League fixture between the two clubs. Ten of the eleven players that played in the first fixture played in the second fixture, with Paddy Farrell playing in place of Frank McAvoy making Farrell Arsenal’s first substitute in a league match.