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Referee Appointments and Results Matchweek 06 – with video evidence

By the Referee team

1: Details of the Match Officials and Assistants

Manchester United vs. Leicester City [4-1]

Referee – Mike Dean

1st Assistant Referee – Simon Long

2nd Assistant Referee – Ian Hussin

Fourth Official – Lee Mason

Swansea City vs. Manchester City [1-3]

Referee – Neil Swarbrick

1st Assistant Referee – Scott Ledger

2nd Assistant Referee – Derek Eaton

Fourth Official – Andy Woolmer

Sunderland vs. Crystal Palace [2-3]

Referee – Anthony Taylor

1st Assistant Referee – Peter Kirkup

2nd Assistant Referee – Marc Perry

Fourth Official – Darren Bond

Stoke City vs. West Bromwich Albion [1-1]

Referee – Martin Atkinson

1st Assistant Referee – Stephen Child

2nd Assistant Referee – Adam Nunn

Fourth Official – Roger East

Middlesbrough vs. Tottenham [1-2]

Referee – Graham Scott

1st Assistant Referee – Richard West

2nd Assistant Referee – David Bryan

Fourth Official – Mike Jones

Liverpool vs. Hull City [5-1]

Referee – Andre Marriner

1st Assistant Referee – Simon Beck

2nd Assistant Referee – Andy Garratt

Fourth Official – Stuart Attwell

Bournemouth vs. Everton [1-0]

Referee – Robert Madley

1st Assistant Referee – Mick McDonough

2nd Assistant Referee – Harry Lennard

Fourth Official – Jon Moss

Arsenal vs. Chelsea [3-0]

Referee – Michael Oliver

1st Assistant Referee – Gary Beswick

2nd Assistant Referee – Stuart Burt

Fourth Official – Craig Pawson

West Ham United vs. Southampton [0-3]

Referee – Jon Moss

1st Assistant Referee – Andy Halliday

2nd Assistant Referee – Edward Smart

Fourth Official – Craig Pawson

Burnley vs. Watford [2-0]

Referee – Mike Jones

1st Assistant Referee – Mark Scholes

2nd Assistant Referee – Darren Cann

Fourth Official – Kevin Friend

2: Matchweek 6 Summary

This week there were 11 wrong Important Decisions (second yellow cards, red cards, penalties and Goals).  This is the lowest of any week so far this season.  It is also comforting to note that the number of correct decisions at 16 is significantly higher.

Referees of the week with no wrong Important Decisions for the first time this season there are 4 referees in this category, Michael Oliver, Mike Dean, Mike Jones and Neil Swarbrick  Of these, the prize this week goes to Mr Swarbrick who also got three Important Decisions right.

Andre Marriner got 4 decisions correct but also failed to send off Huddlestone for an exceptionally high and dangerous foot and so cannot be considered for referee of the week – nevertheless well done to him for the correct calls he made.

Worst Referee of the week with 3 wrong decisions is Andre Marriner

3: Games where the referee arguably affected the outcome of the game

Stoke City v West Brom – game finished 1 – 1 but we feel that it should have been a win for Stoke as first Chadli in Min 37 and later Yacob should have been sent off giving Stoke a numerical advantage for the majority of the game which they should have been able to exploit.

4: Lucky players who should have been sent off but weren’t

  • Straight red cards (should be missing the next three games) – Huddlestone (Hull),  Surman (Bournemouth), Williams (Everton), Alli (Spurs), Chadli (West Brom)
  • Second Yellow Card Cards (should be missing the next game) – Yacob (West Brom)

Villain of the week – There are three contenders Alli for a stamp on the Middlesbrough No 17, Chadli for the highest foot you are likely to see this year and Surman for his wild two footed lunge.  For me this is the most likely of the three to have caused serious injury and Mr Surman is therefore elected as villain of the week

5: List of Major Errors on Match Day #06 (with links to video clips)

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5.1. No Red Card Against Huddlestone (Min 7) – Huddlestone went in with a high foot and made contact with the studs. [Ref – Andre Marriner] Liverpool vs Hull Huddlestone Red

5.2. No Penalty For West Ham (Min 16) – Cedric fouled Zaza by kicking the heel and then charging into him. [Ref – Jon Moss] West Ham vs Saints Zaza Penalty , West Ham vs Saints Zaza Penalty002

5.3. No Penalty For West Ham (Min 72) – Bertrand threw himself at the shot and moves his arms away the body. [Ref – Jon Moss] West Ham vs Saints Bertrand Penalty , West Ham vs Saints Bertrand Penalty002

5.4. No Penalty For Bournemouth (Min 14) – Coleman throws himself in front of the ball and uses his arms to make himself wider. Deliberate attempt to stop the ball. [Ref – Robert Madley] Bournemouth vs Everton Coleman Penalty

5.5. No Red Card Against Surman (Min 84) – Surman made a lunging two footed tackle away from the ball. [Ref – Robert Madley] Bournemouth vs Everton red , Bournemouth vs Everton red

5.6. No Red Card Against Williams (Min 94) – Excessive use of the elbow in the face of Smith. Caused an open wound and severe bleeding. [Ref – Robert Madley] Bournemouth vs Everton Williams red, Bournemouth vs Everton Williams red_0003

5.7. No Red Card Against Alli (Min 28) – Alli stamped his studs on the foot of the other player. [Ref – Graham Scott] Boro vs Spurs Alli Red

5.8. No Penalty For Spurs (Min 41) – The ball came in from far and Gibson had the time to move his arm but kept it there and blocked a potential pass. [Ref – Graham Scott] Boro vs Spurs Handball Penalty , Boro vs Spurs Handball Penalty002

5.9. No Red Card Against Chadli (Min 37) – Very high foot and straight contact of studs on the head. [Ref – Martin Atkinson] Stoke vs West Brom Chadli Yellow Red

5.10. No Second Yellow Card Against Yacob (Min 67) – Yacob was booked earlier for an attack breaking foul and then committed dangerous play foul at Min 67. Should have been a second yellow card. [Ref – Martin Atkinson], Stoke vs West Brom Yacob Yellow

5.11. Wrong Goal Against Palace (Min 60) – In the build of the goal the Sunderland player played a pass to Defoe, who was in an offside position. [Ref – Anthony Taylor] Sunderland vs Palace Offside Goal

6: List of Major Correct Decisions on Match Day #06 (again with video evidence)

6.1. Correct Penalty For Liverpool (Min 29) – Use of hand to deny a goal scoring opportunity in the box. [Ref – Andre Marriner] Liverpool vs Hull Hull Penalty , Liverpool vs Hull Hull Penalty_0002

6.2. Correct Red Card Against El Mohamady (Min 29) – Use of hand to deny a goal scoring opportunity in the box. [Ref – Andre Marriner]

6.3. Correct Non-Penalty For Hull City (Min 50) – Foul occurred just outside the penalty area. [Ref – Andre Marriner] Liverpool vs Hull Firmino Penalty

6.4. Correct Penalty For Liverpool (Min 70) – Clear attempt for a tackle but just enough contact for a foul. [Ref – Andre Marriner] Liverpool vs Hull Sturridge Penalty , Liverpool vs Hull Sturridge Penalty_0003

6.5. Correct Non-Penalty For Southampton (Min 47) – Bertrand jumped cleanly and his arm landed on Kouyate’s shoulder, no foul contact. [Ref – Jon Moss] West Ham vs Saints Kouyate Penalty

6.6. Correct Non-Penalty For Southampton (Min 60) – Zaza threw himself in the defender’s path. [Ref – Jon Moss] West Ham vs Saints Zaza Romeu Penalty , West Ham vs Saints Zaza Romeu Penalty

6.7. Correct Non-Penalty For West Ham (Min 65) – No clear angle or replay shown to be reviewed. Ref’s decision stands. [Ref – Jon Moss] West Ham vs Saints Austin Penalty

6.8. Correct Non-Penalty For Man United (Min 43) – No clear angle or replay shown to be reviewed. Ref’s decision stands. [Ref – Mike Dean] Man Utd vs Leicester Slimani Penalty

6.9. Correct Non-Penalty For Watford (Min 10) – Blocked the shot with his shoulder/upper body. Arms were close to the body. [Ref – Mike Jones] Burnely vs Watford Handball Penalty

6.10. Correct Non-Penalty For Middlesbrough (Min 36) – Alli goes down deliberately to the ground without any foul contact. [Ref – Graham Scott] Boro vs Spurs Alli Penalty

6.11. Correct Non-Penalty For Middlesbrough (Min 56) – Highly doubtful decision, defender follows the path of the player and the ball without moving his leg really out towards the player. More an attempt to block a possible cross for me. So will give the decision to the ref on the field. [Ref – Graham Scott] Boro vs Spurs Son Penalty

6.12. Correct Non-Penalty For West Brom (Min 11) – The WBA player tries to play the ball but misses it but makes no real foul contact with Pieters who just goes down as the defender is very near. Pieters outstretches his own leg to make sure there is contact. [Ref – Martin Atkinson] Stoke vs West Brom Pieters Penalty, Stoke vs West Brom Pieters Penalty002 , Stoke vs West Brom Pieters Penalty003

6.13. Correct Non-Penalty For West Brom (Min 55) – Pieters throws himself and dives forward in the box. [Ref – Martin Atkinson] Stoke vs West Brom Penalty 2 , Stoke vs West Brom Penalty 20002

6.14. Correct Non-Penalty For Man City (Min 32) –  It was an obstruction foul and so should have been an indirect free kick in favor of Swansea. [Ref – Neil Swarbrick] Swansea vs Man City Van Der hoon Penalty

6.15. Correct Non-Penalty For Swansea City (Min 43) –  No foul, the defender stands still and doesn’t stick out a leg or arm against Sterling. [Ref – Neil Swarbrick] Swansea vs Man City Sterling Penalty

6.16. Correct Penalty For Man City (Min 64) – Arm raised to the face of De Bruyne and pushes him in the face is a foul and as it is in the penalty area it is a penalty. It is the pushing movement towards the face that is the foul. [Ref – Neil Swarbrick] Swansea vs Man City De Bruyne Penalty , Swansea vs Man City De Bruyne Penalty002


*Note – Decision No.11 is highly doubtful and the benefit of the doubt is given to the referee due to it being a potential penalty or not.

7: Major Wrong Decisions Made by Referees

Matchweek 6 Season to Date
Referee 2nd Yellow Red Penalties Goals Total Games 2nd Yellow Red Penalties Goals Total
Andre Marriner 0 1 0 0 1 4 1 2 1 1 5
Anthony Taylor 0 0 0 1 1 6 3 1 3 2 9
Craig Pawson 4 0 2 3 0 5
Graham Scott 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 2
Jon Moss 0 0 2 0 2 5 5 1 4 0 10
Kevin Friend 3 1 3 1 0 5
Lee Mason 3 1 0 0 2 3
Mark Clattenburg 4 3 0 4 1 8
Martin Atkinson 1 1 0 0 2 5 1 3 0 0 4
Michael Oliver 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 1 1 2 8
Mike Dean 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 4 3 2 11
Mike Jones 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1
Neil Swarbrick 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 1 5
Paul Tierney 1 0 0 0 0 0
Robert Madley 0 2 1 0 3 4 2 3 3 1 9
Roger East 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 1 4
Stuart Attwell 1 0 0 0 0 0

8: Major Correct Major Decisions Made by Referees

Matchweek 6 Season to Date
Referee 2nd Yellow Red Penalties Total Matches 2nd Yellow Red Penalties Total
Andre Marriner 0 1 3 4 4 0 1 5 6
Anthony Taylor 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 4 4
Craig Pawson 4 0 0 4 4
Graham Scott 0 0 1+1* 1+1* 1 0 0 1+1* 2
Jon Moss 0 0 3 3 5 0 1 5+1* 7
Kevin Friend 3 0 0 1 1
Lee Mason 3 0 0 1+1* 2
Mark Clattenburg 4 0 0 11+1* 12
Martin Atkinson 0 0 2 2 5 0 0 4 4
Michael Oliver 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 4
Mike Dean 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 7 7
Mike Jones 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 2 2
Neil Swarbrick 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 6 6
Paul Tierney 1 0 0 3 3
Robert Madley 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 6 6
Roger East 3 0 2 4 6
Stuart Attwell 1 0 0 2+1* 3

Note – The *(Asterisk) is used to show a decision of high doubt, with the benefit being given to the referee.

9: Major Wrong Decisions Against Teams

This table is sorted so that the teams with the most wrong decisions are at the top and those with the least are at the bottom.

Sunderland and Burnley have still to have a wrong Important Decision against them, unfortunately Arsenal are still occupying our customary position at the top of the table but it is important to note that had the referees been working to their level of performance from last year we could have expected to have 18 wrong decisions against us in 6 games so it isn’t as bad as it has been (although still not very good).  Leicester and Man United also still seem relatively untroubled by bad decisions with three between them.

Team Second Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties Goals Total
Arsenal 3 1 4 1 9
Everton 2 3 1 2 8
West Ham United 2 2 2 0 7
Chelsea 2 0 3 1 6
Liverpool 0 3 2 1 6
Manchester City 3 1 1 1 6
Tottenham 1 2 2 1 6
Middlesbrough 0 3 1 1 5
Stoke City 2 2 1 0 5
West Bromwich 0 2 2 1 5
Bournemouth 1 2 1 0 4
Hull City 1 1 1 1 4
Southampton 0 1 1 2 4
Swansea City 2 0 1 1 4
Watford 3 0 1 0 4
Crystal Palace 1 0 1 1 3
Manchester United 1 0 1 0 2
Leicester City 0 0 1 0 1
Burnley 0 0 0 0 0
Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0

10: Major Wrong Decisions in Favour of Teams

This is the converse of the table in section 9 and shows where the largesse of the PGMO has fallen.

No change at the top of this table – United and Leicester are still the chief beneficiaries of the wrong decisions with Burnley and ourselves at the foot of the table.

Team Second Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties Goals Total
Manchester United 5 1 2 1 9
Leicester City 1 0 5 2 8
Chelsea 4 2 1 0 7
Stoke City 1 3 2 1 7
Watford 4 2 1 0 7
West Bromwich 2 2 2 1 7
Crystal Palace 1 3 1 0 5
Tottenham 2 3 0 0 5
Liverpool 1 0 1 2 4
Southampton 1 0 3 0 4
West Ham United 0 0 3 1 4
Everton 0 1 1 1 3
Hull City 0 1 2 0 3
Manchester City 0 2 1 0 3
Middlesbrough 1 0 1 1 3
Sunderland 0 2 0 1 3
Swansea City 0 0 1 2 3
Bournemouth 0 1 1 0 2
Arsenal 0 0 0 1 1
Burnley 1 0 0 0 1

11: Possible Change in Points Week-by-Week Due To Wrong Major Decisions

The team that have suffered most with wrong major decisions is Middlesbrough who by our reckoning should have five points more than they currently have.  For a team who are quite likely going to be in a relegation battle again this year this could be quite significant.

Everton, like ourselves should have two additional points so the large number of wrong decisions isn’t yet having a major impact on the points table.

The two teams on the receiving end of the PGMO Largesse (in terms of positive decisions) have only benefited by a total of three points.  United should have 2 points fewer and Leicester one.

Team Week #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Total
Arsenal 0 +2 0 0 0 0 +2
Bournemouth 0 0 +2 0 0 0 0
Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chelsea 0 0 0 -1 0 0 -1
Crystal Palace 0 +1 -1 -3 0 0 -3
Everton +2 0 0 0 0 0 +2
Hull City 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +2
Leicester City 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -1
Liverpool 0 0 -1 0 0 0 -1
Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manchester United 0 0 -2 0 0 0 -2
Middlesbrough +2 0 0 +3 0 0 +5
Southampton +2 0 0 0 0 0 +2
Stoke City -1 0 0 0 0 +2 +1
Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swansea City 0 0 0 +2 0 0 +2
Tottenham -1 -2 +2 0 0 0 -1
Watford -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1
West Bromwich 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -1
West Ham United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

12: English Premier League Table Official

Rank Team Points
1 Manchester City 18
2 Tottenham 14
3 Arsenal 13
4 Liverpool 13
5 Everton 13
6 Manchester United 12
7 Crystal Palace 10
8 Chelsea 10
9 Southampton 8
10 West Bromwich 8
11 Watford 7
12 Leicester City 7
13 Burnley 7
14 Hull City 7
15 Bournemouth 7
16 Middlesbrough 5
17 Swansea City 4
18 West Ham 3
19 Stoke City 2
20 Sunderland 1

English Premier League Table Adjusted to Change in Points due to Major Wrong Decisions.

Rank Team Total Change in Points Points
1 Manchester City 0 18
2 Arsenal +2 15
3 Everton +2 15
4 Tottenham -1 13
5 Liverpool -1 12
6 Manchester United -2 10
7 Middlesbrough +5 10
8 Southampton +2 10
9 Chelsea -1 9
10 Hull City +2 9
11 Bournemouth 0 7
12 Burnley 0 7
13 Crystal Palace -3 7
14 West Bromwich -1 7
15 Leicester City -1 6
16 Swansea City +2 6
17 Watford -1 6
18 Stoke City +1 3
19 West Ham United 0 3
20 Sunderland 0 1
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15 comments to Referee Appointments and Results Matchweek 06 – with video evidence

  • Usama Zaka

    Slight error above, Worst Referee of the week with 3 wrong decisions is Robert Madley, not Andre Marriner.

  • bjtgooner

    Another excellent report – well done guys.

    As for the incompetents in black – surely no one can now argue against the introduction of video technology.

  • MickHazel

    In the ‘ Possible Change in Points Week-by-Week Due To Wrong Major Decisions’ table you show Bournemouth with +2 on week 3 but 0 on total so the ‘adjusted league table’ is therefore wrong for Bournemouth as a result. They should be on 9 points not 7 should they not?

  • Usama Zaka

    Thanks Mick for pointing it out, this was probably a last min transposition error.

    Yes they should have a +2. Will be correctly with a remark in the next week report

  • Mandy Dodd

    Interesting.
    Seems Spurs players do not get red cards

  • MickHazel

    Mandy Dodd
    They (Spurs that is) managed to go all last season without picking up a red I believe. They should at least have had one against us, Dier I think it was, for a foul on Giroud..

  • Mandy Dodd

    Mick, think Dier, Dele, walker, rose, dembele wanyama, as well as verthongen and alderwerield have got away with rather a lot, as did Mason when he was there. Pack a team with thug Mfs. What can it mean? Surely they don’t want a bunch of fouling hoofball merchants to win it two years running…….or do they?
    Wenger, just keep saying you are interested in the England job, might get some decisions!

  • para

    “Liverpool vs Hull” 1st link.

    I see two players with legs raised going for the ball, and anyone of them. Now, who gets the card? The one who avoids injury? Or The one who gets injured? And what if both get injured?

    Should not both get a card for “too high” a foot?
    Or is it because the last kick before the incident happened to be from the liverpool player, meaning he had the ball before the incident?

    Looking at it a few times, i see that the liverpool player tries to retract his foot after ball contact but the hull player follows through.

    So the ref would have to go through all these calculations before making a decision, makes me realise that it is the rules that cause the refs such headaches and wrong decicions, at least a good part of them.

    Thanks for the report, it is great to go through all the info. 🙂

    Shows though that appearances can be false, it looks like Arsenal is still being hard done by even though it appears we are getting a few favourable decisions.

  • para

    Mandy Dodd
    🙂
    Its all a plot to destroy Arsenal’s football by arming their bitter and long standing rivals,(who else was foolish enough to take the challenge?) with thug players, players who have no other way than to plough through all opposition that causes them any problems. The FA, media and others sit back and smile at a job well done, and that they approached the right manager and team for the job. This is “power” they think sipping gently on their expensive drink.
    🙂

  • AJ

    The problem with this analysis is that it is the refereeing review teams interpretation of an incident, not fact.

    Case in point was Huddlestone’s lack of a red card. It was a 50-50 loose ball and as a result both player went for it. Henderson got there 1st and as a result of Huddlestone’s raised foot, definitely a foul and maybe a yellow. A red would have been VERY VERY HARSH. Even though I never mind if ex Spuds players get sent off, but still….

    This analysis is extremely good, painstaking and detailed but we need to be careful that this is just an opinion/interpretation

    @Arsenal fans need to keep their feet on the ground and support our team that the performances and results continue. COYG

  • Dawie

    I would place the incident at 6.10 (Boro vs Spurs – Alli) in the contentious list as well. The Boro player has his arm on Alli’s back and pushes him, but it is obvious that Alli is looking for the foul to get a penalty. Spurs followers in South Africa are still upset that they lost to Newcastle and North London was not white at the end of the season. It looks like PIGMOB has decided Spurs is the team of the season, as per Leicester for 2015/6….. Something else that has baffles me is how Pool has received so many pens so far. Maybe PIGMOB loves them and Spurs for 2016/7…

  • Usama Zaka

    Dawie,

    At first we thought the same for 6.10 but then we slowed it down. Just before the motion of Stuani’s hand, you can see Alli already on his way down.

  • Dawie

    Usama, Thank you for that. I can see that Alli is looking for the contact to go down and that is why I say that Spurs is the filthiest team in the league. They will do anything to win as they are taught by their damager(he is certainly not a manager). When you see their over-the-top tackles, always trying to con the ref and general play, it is no wonder that they had the game against Chelsea last season. I am still waiting for any of their supporters to try and explain that away. But I guess that will have to wait…. 🙂

  • Goonermikey

    The Mike Riley, pro-Man U bias is yet again glaringly obvious to see from the wrong decisions for and against……………..

  • ithi

    Great stuff. For next week, can you add two columns to the “Correct/Incorrect decisions” tables under the Season To Date section:

    1. % of all Decisions
    2. Average / Game

    These are easily calculated from the numbers you already include, but showing them would help in comparing officials since all have different numbers of games and decisions to make.