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Referee Appointments and Results Matchweek #07 complete with video evidence

by the Referee Team

1: Details of the Match Referees and Assistants

Everton vs. Crystal Palace [1-1]

Referee – Jon Moss

1st Assistant Referee – Simon Bennett

2nd Assistant Referee – Richard West

Fourth Official – Kevin Friend

Swansea City vs. Liverpool [1-2]

Referee – Michael Oliver

1st Assistant Referee – Gary Beswick

2nd Assistant Referee – Adam Nunn

Fourth Official – Paul Tierney

Hull City vs. Chelsea [0-2]

Referee – Anthony Taylor

1st Assistant Referee – Jake Collin

2nd Assistant Referee – Ian Hussin

Fourth Official – Mike Jones

West Ham United vs. Middlesbrough [1-1]

Referee – Neil Swarbrick

1st Assistant Referee – Darren Cann

2nd Assistant Referee – Matthew Wilkes

Fourth Official – Andre Marriner

Sunderland vs. West Bromwich Albion [1-1]

Referee – Stuart Attwell

1st Assistant Referee – Stuart Burt

2nd Assistant Referee – David Bryan

Fourth Official – Martin Atkinson

Watford vs. Bournemouth [2-2]

Referee – Mike Dean

1st Assistant Referee – Simon Long

2nd Assistant Referee – Daniel Cook

Fourth Official – Graham Scott

Manchester United vs. Stoke City [1-1]

Referee – Robert Madley

1st Assistant Referee – Marc Perry

2nd Assistant Referee – Edward Smart

Fourth Official – Mike Jones

Leicester City vs. Southampton [0-0]

Referee – Martin Atkinson

1st Assistant Referee – Stephen Child

2nd Assistant Referee – Peter Kirkup

Fourth Official – Roger East

Tottenham vs. Manchester City [2-0]

Referee – Andre Marriner

1st Assistant Referee – Simon Beck

2nd Assistant Referee – Andy Garratt

Fourth Official – Jon Moss

Burnley vs. Arsenal [0-1]

Referee – Craig Pawson

1st Assistant Referee – Adrian Holmes

2nd Assistant Referee – Scott Ledger

Fourth Official – Lee Mason

2: Matchweek 7 Summary

This week there were 19 wrong Important Decisions (second yellow cards, red cards, penalties and goals).  Three second yellow cards, 8 red cards (worryingly four in one match), six penalties and two incorrect decisions on goals (one wrongly awarded and one wrongly disallowed)

Referees of the Week with no wrong Important Decisions – Martin Atkinson and Neill Swarbrick.  The prize this week goes to Martin Atkinson as he also made a correct penalty decision (Neil Swarbrick had no Important Decisions to make)

Worst Referees of the WeekJon Moss and Robert Madley who each had 4 wrong Important Decisions.  Jon Moss not sending off Benteke (second yellow) or Cleverley (straight red) and also getting two goals wrong.  Robert Madley for failing to send off United players on four occasions (Ibramimović – twice, Herera and Pogba).

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

Watford v Bournemouth – the game finished 2 – 2 but our opinion is that it should have been a win for Bournemouth as they should have been awarded a penalty.

Everton v Crystal Palace – the game finished 1 – 1 but in our opinion it should have been a win for Palace as one of the Everton goals should have been ruled out and a Palace goal that was wrongly ruled out should have stood.  One player on each team should have been sent off.

Man United v Stoke – the game finished 1 – 1 but in our opinion it should have been a win for Stoke as three United players should have been sent off.

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

  • Straight Red Cards (should be missing the next three games) – Cleverley (Everton), Ki (Swansea), Ibramimović (Man United, Ibramimović (again), Herera (Man United), Pogba (Man United), Dawson (West Brom), Vokes (Burnley)
  • Yellow cards (should be missing the next game) – Benteke (Crystal Palace), Kirchoff (Sunderland), Sterling (Man City)
  • Villain of the week – For two red card offences in one game there can only be one villain of the week Ibramimović.

5: List of Major Errors in Matchweek #07 (with links to video clips)

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1. Wrong Goal Against Palace (Min 35) – When two fouls are committed at the same time the ref should punish the heaviest foul. Dangerous play is usually punished with an indirect free kick; handball is punished by a direct free kick. So it should have been a foul against Jagielka for handball. [Ref – Jon Moss] Everton vs Palace Jagielka Handball , Everton vs Palace Jagielka Handball002 , Everton vs Palace Jagielka Handball003

2. No Goal For Palace (Min 57) –  The assistant should raise his flag if he is unsure if the Crystal Palace player touched the ball. If he touched it the goal should be disallowed. If he didn’t touch it one has to see if he interfered with the play. He didn’t stand in the line of the keeper so the keeper had a free view on the flight of the ball. For me the player that was in an offside position didn’t distract any of the Everton players. [Ref – Jon Moss] Everton vs Palace Wrong Goal , Everton vs Palace Delenay Goal002 , Everton vs Palace Delenay Goal003

3. No Second Yellow Card Against Benteke (Min 70) – Benteke was already booked for dissent in Min 52 and should have received a second yellow for a high foot recklessness. [Ref – Jon Moss] Everton vs Palace Benteke Second Yellow

4. No Red Card Against Cleverley (Min 94) –  A deliberate kick on the chilles heel of the player by using his studs, no chance of playing the ball that was meters away from Cleverly, kicking the Achilles heel can cause serious injury. [Ref – Jon Moss] Everton vs Palace Cleverley Red

5. No Penalty For Liverpool (Min 41) – Amat wrapped his arms around Lovren in a neck hold inside the penalty area. [Ref – Michael Oliver] Swansea vs Liverpool Lovren Penalty

6. No Red Card Against Ki (Min 67) – Ki stamped his studs on the foot of Mane, could have caused serious injury. [Michael Oliver] Swansea vs Liverpool Ki Red

7. No Red Card Against Ibrahimović (Min 34) – Ibrahimović deliberately struck an elbow in the chest of Shawcross, he even made sure by premeditating his actions. [Ref – Robert Madley] Man Utd vs Stoke Zlatan Red

8. No Red Card Against Herrera (Min 53) – High foot, studs showing and making firm contact on the leg of Allen. [Ref – Robert Madley] Man Utd vs Stoke Herera Red

9. No Red Card Against Ibrahimović (Min 56) – Ibrahimović struck an elbow on the head of Shawcross by swinging his arms in the air, use of excessive force. [Ref – Robert Madley] Man Utd vs Stoke Zlatan Second Red Elbow

10. No Red Card Against Pogba (Min 91) – Clear violent conduct by Pogba, grabbing Allen the neck and throwing him down in a swinging manner. [Ref – Robert Madley] Man Utd vs Stoke Pogba Red

11. No Penalty For Bournemouth (Min 78) – Prodl was clearly holding Wilson with both his hands and holding his shirt so he couldn’t jump up to try and win the ball. [Ref – Mike Dean] Watford vs Bournemouth Wilson Penalty

12. No Second Yellow Card Against Kirchhoff (Min 36) – Kirchhoff made a reckless challenge in Min 2 but was not booked. Later he was booked for dissent. [Ref – Stuart Attwell] Sunderland vs West Brom Kirchoff Yellow

13. No Red Card Against Dawson (Min 95) – Dawson charged in with jumping elbow to the face of Denayer, use of excessive force. [Ref – Stuart Attwell] Sunderland vs West Brom Dawson Yellow Red

14. No Penalty For Chelsea (Min 26) – The Hull defender made no contact with the ball and made little foul contact on the foot of Moses. [Ref – Anthony Taylor] Hull vs Chelsea Moses Penalty , Hull vs Chelsea Moses Penalty002 , Hull vs Chelsea Moses Penalty003 , Hull vs Chelsea Moses Penalty004

15. No Penalty For Chelsea (Min 77) – Davies made clear foul contact with both of Willian’s feet. [Ref – Anthony Taylor] Hull vs Chelsea Willian Penalty , Hull vs Chelsea Willian Penalty002

16. No Second Yellow Card Against Sterling (Min 66) – Sterling committed two reckless challenges one in Min 56 and the other in Min 66 but was booked only for the former. [Ref – Andre Marriner] Spurs vs Man City Sterling Second Yellow

17. No Penalty For Arsenal (Min 72) – Keane’s arms were in a stretched position and the ball hit him on the arm from a fair distance. [Ref – Craig Pawson] Burnley vs. Arsenal Keane Handball Penalty , Burnley vs. Arsenal Keane Handball Penalty002

18. No Red Card Against Vokes (Min 85) – Vokes swung an elbow in to the head of Mustafi, which led to bleeding. Clear use of excessive force. [Ref – Craig Pawson] Burnley vs Arsenal Vokes Red , Burnley vs Arsenal Vokes Red002

19. No Penalty Against Arsenal (Min 90) – Keane deliberately moved his arm towards the ball and struck it away in the box. [Ref – Craig Pawson] Burnley vs Arsenal Keane Second Handball Penalty

6: List of Major Correct Decisions on Match Day #07

1. Correct Non-Penalty For Swansea (Min 29) – No real foul contact made on Mane. [Ref – Michael Oliver] Swansea vs Liverpool Mane Penalty

2. Correct Non-Penalty For Swansea (Min 39) – Sturridge dived to the ground looking for contact in the box. [Ref – Michael Oliver] Swansea vs Liverpool Sturridge Penalty , Swansea vs Liverpool Sturridge Penalty002 , Swansea vs Liverpool Sturridge Penalty003

3. Correct Penalty For Liverpool (Min 83) – Rangel used both of his arm in a pushing contact on Firmino in the box. [Michael Oliver] Swansea vs Liverpool Firmino Penalty , Swansea vs Liverpool Firmino Penalty0002

4. Correct Non-Penalty For Southampton (Min 36) – Slimani lost control of the ball and both players went shoulder to shoulder, no foul contact involved. [Ref – Martin Atkinson] Leicester vs Saints Slimani Penalty , Leicester vs Saints Slimani Penalty002

5. Correct Non-Penalty For Stoke (Min 8) – The ball was deflected in the box from a very small distance to Pieters and his arms were in front of his body, can be deemed not deliberate. [Ref – Robert Madley] Man Utd vs Stoke Pieters Penalty

6. Correct Non-Penalty For Bournemouth (Min 16) – Arter is bringing his arm close to his body and the ball hits him on the elbow that is completely attached to the body, not a deliberate handball. [Ref – Mike Dean] Watford vs Bournemouth Amrabat Penalty

7. Correct Non-Penalty For Bournemouth (Min 47) – Francis had his arms close to his body and there was no movement of the arm towards the ball. [Ref – Mike Dean] Watford vs Bournemouth Francis Penalty , Watford vs Bournemouth Francis Penalty002

8. Correct Non-Penalty For West Bromwich (Min 51) – Evans clearly pulls his leg back, Defoe tries to make contact with Evans himself and throws himself forward making contact with another defender. [Ref – Stuart Attwell] Sunderland vs West Brom Defoe Penalty , Sunderland vs West Brom Defoe Penalty002

9. Correct Non-Penalty For Tottenham (Min 22) – No foul contact between Aguero and Vertonghen in the box. [Ref – Andre Marriner] Spurs vs Man City Aguero Penalty , Spurs vs Man City Aguero Penalty002

10. Correct Penalty For Tottenham (Min 64) – Fernandinho kicked against the knee of Alli in the box. [Ref – Andre Marriner] Spurs vs Man City Alli Penalty , Spurs vs Man City Alli Penalty002

7: Major Wrong Decisions Made by Referees

  Matchweek 7 Season to Date
Referee 2nd Yellow Red Penalties Goals Total Matches 2nd Yellow Red Penalties Goals Total Avg
Robert Madley 0 4 0 0 4 5 2 7 3 1 13 2.6
Jon Moss 1 1 0 2 4 6 6 2 4 2 14 2.33
Graham Scott 1 0 1 1 0 2 2.0
Mark Clattenburg 4 3 0 4 1 8 2.0
Mike Dean 0 0 1 0 1 6 2 4 4 2 12 2.0
Kevin Friend 3 1 3 1 0 5 1.67
Michael Oliver 0 1 1 0 2 6 4 2 2 2 10 1.67
Craig Pawson 0 1 2 0 3 5 0 3 5 0 8 1.60
Anthony Taylor 0 0 2 0 2 7 3 1 5 2 11 1.57
Roger East 3 0 1 2 1 4 1.33
Neil Swarbrick 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 2 1 5 1.25
Andre Marriner 1 0 0 0 1 5 2 2 1 1 6 1.2
Lee Mason 3 1 0 0 2 3 1.0
Stuart Attwell 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 1.0
Martin Atkinson 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 3 0 0 4 0.67
Mike Jones 3 0 0 0 1 1 0.33
Paul Tierney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

We have added an extra column this week showing the average number of wrong Important Decisions made by each referee and the  table is sorted so that the referees with the worst average are at the top of the table, the best are at the bottom.  If I were a manager I would not look forward to a visit from Mssrs. Madley, Moss, Clattenberg or Dean.  I would want to see Mason, Attwell, Atkinson or Jones.  I have ignored Graham Scott and Paul Tierney as they have each only taken charge of one game.

8: Major Correct Major Decisions Made by Referees

Matchweek 7 Season to Date
Referee 2nd Yellow Red Penalties Total Matches 2nd Yellow Red Penalties Total
Andre Marriner 0 0 2 2 5 0 1 7 8
Anthony Taylor 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 4 4
Craig Pawson 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 4
Graham Scott 1 0 0 1+1* 2
Jon Moss 0 0 0 0 6 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 1 1 6 0 0 5 5
Michael Oliver 0 0 3 3 6 0 0 7 7
Mike Dean 0 0 2 2 6 0 0 9 9
Mike Jones 3 0 0 2 2
Neil Swarbrick 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 6 6
Paul Tierney 1 0 0 3 3
Robert Madley 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 7 7
Roger East 3 0 2 4 6
Stuart Attwell 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 3+1* 4

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.

With three wrong Important Decisions against Arsenal this week it is no surprise to see Arsenal at the top of this table.  Only Stoke suffered more lifting them to equal second in the table along with Everton.  Burnley are now the only team with no wrong Important Decisions against them, just behind Sunderland and Leicester who each have one.

Team Second Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties Goals Total
Arsenal 3 2 6 1 12
Everton 3 3 1 2 9
Stoke City 2 6 1 0 9
Chelsea 2 0 5 1 8
Liverpool 0 4 3 1 8
Tottenham 2 2 2 1 7
West Ham United 2 2 2 0 7
Crystal Palace 1 1 1 2 6
Manchester City 3 1 1 1 6
West Bromwich 1 2 2 1 6
Bournemouth 1 2 2 0 5
Middlesbrough 0 3 1 1 5
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
Manchester United 1 0 1 0 2
Leicester City 0 0 1 0 1
Sunderland 0 1 0 0 1
Burnley 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.

Leading by a distance is Man United who benefitted from four decisions in their game against Stoke.  Alao flying high are Leicester, Watford and West Brom.  At the other end of the table the teams getting the least assistance from the referees are Arsenal, Bournemouth and Middlesbrough

Team Second Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties Goals Total
Manchester United 5 5 2 1 13
Leicester City 1 0 5 2 8
Watford 4 2 2 0 8
West Bromwich 2 3 2 1 8
Chelsea 4 2 1 0 7
Stoke City 1 3 2 1 7
Crystal Palace 2 3 1 0 6
Everton 0 2 1 3 6
Hull City 0 1 4 0 5
Swansea City 0 1 2 2 5
Tottenham 2 3 0 0 5
Burnley 1 1 2 0 4
Liverpool 1 0 1 2 4
Manchester City 1 2 1 0 4
Southampton 1 0 3 0 4
Sunderland 1 2 0 1 4
West Ham United 0 0 3 1 4
Middlesbrough 1 0 1 1 3
Bournemouth 0 1 1 0 2
Arsenal 0 0 0 1 1

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

In this table we look at how we think that the wrongly made decisions would have affected the points awarded to each team

NOTE – THE PLUS SIGN MEANS THESE TEAMS WERE DENIED THIS Many POINTS AND IT SHOULD BE ADDED TO THEM.

THE MINUS SIGN MEANS THAT THESE TEAMS WERE AWARDED THESE EXTRA POINTS AND IT SHOULD BE SUBTRACTED FROM THEM.

Team Week #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 Total
Arsenal 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 +2
Bournemouth 0 0 +2 0 0 0 +2 +4
Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chelsea 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 -1
Crystal Palace 0 +1 -1 -3 0 0 +2 -1
Everton +2 0 0 0 0 0 -1 +1
Hull City 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 +1
Leicester City 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1
Liverpool 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -1
Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manchester United 0 0 -2 0 0 0 -1 -3
Middlesbrough +2 0 0 +3 0 0 0 +5
Southampton +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 +2
Stoke City -1 0 0 0 0 +2 +2 +3
Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swansea City 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 +2
Tottenham -1 -2 +2 0 0 0 0 -1
Watford -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -2
West Bromwich 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
West Ham United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

12: English Premier League Table Official

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

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

Here is how we feel the League Table should look with the corrections in paragraph 11 applied.  No change to City at the top but Arsenal should be level on points and Spurs in third two points behind.  United should be level on points with Palace in 10/11 place instead of their actual position of sixth and Middlesbrough should be in 8/9 place instead of their actual position of 16.  They remain the biggest losers of the year so far.

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

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12 comments to Referee Appointments and Results Matchweek #07 complete with video evidence

  • Goonermikey

    Man U benefitting again………well I never. If it carries on like this Riley might just as well starting giving them referees from Manchester…………oh wait!

  • Va Cong

    Thank you beautifully written as usually xx

  • finsbury

    There’s been alot of hot air bluster & gibberish on the wireless box and in the funny papers attempting to defend the pgmob these past seven days. They failed to do so. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t appreciate their efforts.

    Favourite example: a collection of the finest fermenting plundits declaring mid-week upon five live that the contention that the pgMPB officials could be biased is ‘ridiculous’. They made this confident declaration when attempting and publicly failing to defend the appointment of Apprentice Taylor (now qualified to take over from Gollum et al?) for Monday’s match in the NW.

    Not once did these bold plundits comment upon the simple observation that if more then just several pgmob offcicals were allowed to officiate in these kind of matches or if even more remarkably there was just one single pgMOB offcial from that esteemed and respected roster of half a dozen from the SE of England (please refer to a demographic map of the UK in order to consider and appreciate the logical implausibility of the pgMOBs structure and practice), then there would not be anything to talk about. Nevermind video replay or other such nefarious tweentieth centuary contraptions, used in all other sports alongside stopwatches and crazy things like that.

    Then there have been the flurry of grunts comin from the Manchester Grunt and the other funny papers.
    Which, in light of the above, well, they are funny. Not exactly how the authors’ intended, but funny nevertheless.

  • Rosicky@Arsenal

    Was taking a look at the PL table to find out where are the champs of England.
    Soooo down at 13th. Will the PGmo come to there rescue?

    Generally i dont disrespect others but the way Leicester were wrongly and undesrvedly gifted the PL title i feel no shame in disrespecting them.Hope they will crash out of the CL too.

  • Gf60

    5 Major errors 1; Dangerous play is usually punished with an indirect free kick. More usually rewarded with a red card and a direct free kick surely?

  • WalterBroeckx

    GF60, “normal” dangerous play is just an indirect free kick. But if dangerous play leads to injuries, contact with the head or upper chest it is a direct free kick and a red card. So the result of the dangerous play matters a lot.

  • OlegYch

    wtf was that from pogba, moss is one hell of a muppet

  • bjtgooner

    Excellent work.

    Riley and his incompetent Bandits in Black are still at their work.

  • Gf60

    Sorry Walter but is there a definition of “”normal” dangerous play.” Can you provide some examples please? Thanks

  • Josif

    Mourinho is about to be charged for his comments on the referee. May the farce continue.

  • WalterBroeckx

    GF60, you could say when there is no contact with the opponent.

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