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Ref Review: Arsenal – Tottenham: 25 fouls and one yellow card

ARSENAL vs. TOTTENHAM

COMPETITION: English Premier League

MATCH NO. 11

DATE: 6th November 2016

VENUE: Emirates Stadium (London, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Mark Clattenburg
1st LINESMAN: Jake Collin
2nd LINESMAN: Simon Bennett
4th OFFICIAL: Andre Marriner

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
00:48 Assistant Referee Jake Collin had called an offside and Spurs managed to maintain possession.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR SPURS.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
01:38 Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Danny Rose (Spurs) Bellerin made pushing foul contact on Rose.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SPURS.

1 (FOUL)
05:03 Kevin Wimmer (Spurs) Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Wimmer made a late reckless challenge on Coquelin inside the center of the field.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST WIMMER.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

06:28 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Harry Kane (Spurs) Koscienly made a slight pulling contact on Kane but Spurs maintained possession.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR SPURS.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
10:02 Harry Kane (Spurs) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Kane tripped Koscienly from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
10:15 Jan Vertonghen (Spurs) Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Xhaka lobbed a long pass for Walcott just outside the box when Vertonghen stretched out his right arm and fouled Walcott to the side of him. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but was not given.

 

This also should have been a yellow card against Vertonghen committing an attack breaking foul but no card was given.

 

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST VERTONGHEN.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

10:44 Moussa Dembele (Spurs) Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Dembele made a slight tripping contact from behind on Coquelin.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
15:07 Jan Vertonghen (Spurs) Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Walcott was in control of the ball when Vertonghen came from behind and tripped him with his knee and pulled him down with left arm.

 

This should have been a foul for Arsenal but was not given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
26:42 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Kyle Walker (Spurs) Sanchez was pulling Walker from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SPURS.

1 (FOUL)
34:20 Jan Vertonghen (Spurs) Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) Xhaka and Vertonghen both had hold of each other’s shirt in the box. Xhaka had hold from behind and Vertonghen had hold from the front.

CORRECT NON-PENALTY FOR SPURS.

3 (NON-PENALTY)
35:24 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Christian Eriksen (Spurs) Eriksen was trying to receive the ball to continue Spurs’ promising attack when Monreal came from behind and tripped him. This should have been a foul for Spurs but was not given.

 

This also should have been a yellow card against Monreal for committing an attack breaking foul.

 

NO FOUL FOR SPURS.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST MONREAL.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

36:00 Victor Wanyama (Spurs) Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Walcott was in control of the ball when Wanyama charged in from behind and pressed his elbow and forearm against the back the of Walcott’s head. The referee correctly gave the foul.

 

But this also should have been a yellow card against Wanyama for committing a reckless foul on Walcott but was not given.

 

It was not a red card foul as Wanyama did used excessive force with his arms but was reckless in the manner he made it.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST WANYAMA.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

37:19 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Harry Kane (Spurs) Koscienly jumped for the header by putting his arm on Kane’s shoulder and causing him to fail his jump.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SPURS.

1 (FOUL)
41:19 Moussa Dembele (Spurs) Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Bellerin was running forward on the counter attack and had just the passed the ball forward when Dembele came in late and took out Bellerin with a late tackle. The referee correctly gave the foul.

 

But this also should have been a yellow card against Dembele for committing a late attack breaking foul, but no card was given. 

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST DEMBELE.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

43:28 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Eric Dier (Spurs) Sanchez and Dier looked to challenge for the header.  Both players jumped cleanly with no foul contact on each other. But the referee called a foul against Sanchez. This should not have been a foul against Arsenal.

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
43:46 Victor Wanyama (Spurs) Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Walcott was looking to chase after a loose ball in play and Wanyama was chasing him from behind. Wanyama came in from behind and struck Walcott in the face with a pressing of his forearm. The referee correctly gave a foul.

 

But this also should have been a yellow card against Wanyama for committing a reckless foul, by hitting his forearm against the face of Walcott with the ball being nowhere in playing distance.

 

This should have been his second yellow card which means that by now he should have been sent off.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST WANYAMA.

NO RED CARD AGAINST WANYAMA.

1 (FOUL)

 

 

45:25 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Kyle Walker (Spurs) Monreal came in with a foot from behind Walker and made clean contact with the ball. But Monreal committed potential dangerous play and an indirect free kick was correctly given.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SPURS.

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

Number of Correct Fouls for Tottenham – 4

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 10 [10 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 3

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Tottenham – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 4 [4 points]

 

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Advantages for Tottenham – 2

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 2 [2 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Tottenham – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Tottenham – 0

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

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 4

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Tottenham – 1

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

 

Number of Correct Red Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Red Cards for Tottenham – 0

Total Number of Correct Red Cards – 0

 

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Tottenham – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Red Cards – 1 [3 points]

Number of Correct Penalties for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Penalties for Tottenham – 1

Total Number of Correct Penalties – 1 [3 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Tottenham – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Penalties – 0

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
00:48 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Eric Dier (Spurs) Sanchez was in an offside position. Assistant Referee Jake Collin made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR SPURS.

1 (OFFSIDE)
09:45 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Eric Dier (Spurs) Ozil was in an offside position. Assistant Referee Jake Collin made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR SPURS.

1 (OFFSIDE)
13:46 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Eric Dier (Spurs) No correct angle or replay shown. Assumed correct. Assistant Referee Jake Collin made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR SPURS.

1 (OFFSIDE)
19:14 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Kevin Wimmer (Spurs) Sanchez was in an offside position. Assistant Referee Jake Collin made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR SPURS.

1 (OFFSIDE)
21:40 Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Eric Dier (Spurs) Walcott was in an offside position. Assistant Referee Jake Collin made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR SPURS.

1 (OFFSIDE)
34:31 Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Eric Dier (Spurs) Walcott was in an offside position. Assistant Referee Jake Collin made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR SPURS.

1 (OFFSIDE)
40:16 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Kevin Wimmer (Spurs) No correct angle or replay shown. Assumed correct. Assistant Referee Jake Collin made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR SPURS.

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

Number of Correct Offsides for Tottenham – 7

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 7 [7 points]

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Tottenham –  0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
41:52 Kevin Wimmer (Spurs) OWN GOAL Clean own goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

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

Number of Correct Goals for Tottenham – 0

Total Number of Correct Goals – 1 [3 points]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against Tottenham – 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
46:08 Head Injury Mustafi and Coquelin collided badly, with Mustafi going down holding his face inside the center of the field. The referee looked 3-4 times back and forth towards Mustafi holding his head, and also looked to have communicated with his assistant by a motion of hand towards his ear piece. Meanwhile Spurs had possession of the ball inside the Arsenal’s half on the left wing. Not really a promising attack situation but they had control of the attack.

 

Now the rule for the stoppage of play for serious injuries gives power to the opinion of the referee. The referee did stop the play and later it was evident that Mustafi was badly bleeding from his nose.

 

Rule 05.6 Page 128-129

“The referee… …stops the match if, in his opinion, a player is seriously injured and ensures that the player is removed from the field of play…”

 

CORRECT DECISION TO STOP PLAY FOR A BLEEDING HEAD INJURY ON MUSTAFI.

3 (STOP PLAY)
Number of Other Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 1

Number of Other Correct Decisions for Tottenham – 0

Total Number of Other Correct Decisions – 1 [3 points]

First Half Referee Report

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Tottenham – 4+2+1+7 = 14

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 9 + 14 = 23

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 6+2+3+3 = 14

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Tottenham – 4+2+3+7 = 16

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 14 + 16 = 30

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 3+4+1 = 8

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 8 + 2 = 10

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 3+8+3 = 14

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

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

 

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 23/(23+10) = 69.6%

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 30/(30+17) = 63.8%

 

Second Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
45:52 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Heung Min Son (Spurs) Koscienly made a tripping foul by mistiming his standing tackle on Son.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SPURS.

1 (FOUL)
46:29 Kyle Walker (Spurs) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Walker pushed Monreal while turning.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
46:57 Kevin Wimmer (Spurs) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Sanchez jumped for the ball in the air when Wimmer ran in from behind in to Sanchez’s jump and made foul contact, thus making Sanchez fall down. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but was not given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)

 

47:47 Moussa Dembele (Spurs) Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Dembele charged in to Walcott from behind and brought him down.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

49:55 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Moussa Dembele (Spurs) Dembele made a run forward towards Arsenal’s penalty box. In the process of the run he pulled and held Coquelin out of the away by pulling his shirt. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but was not given.

 

A second or two later Dembele went down just inside the box after Koscienly attempted to tackle the ball and missed it.

 

Furthermore about this penalty incident is discussed below.

 

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT PENALTY FOR SPURS.

-1 (FOUL)

3 (PENALTY)

54:24 Moussa Dembele (Spurs) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Dembele pushed Ozil in the back from behind. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but was not given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)

 

55:00 Victor Wanyama (Spurs) Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Wanyama jumped in the back of Bellerin.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
56:10 Jan Vertonghen (Spurs) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Vertonghen was pulling Ozil from behind when pass the ball.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
67:39 Kyle Walker (Spurs) Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) Walker was holding Iwobi’s upper body and left arm.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
68:24 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Harry Kane (Spurs) Kane was on the counter attack when Koscienly came chasing from behind made a sliding tackle from the right side, cleanly kicking the ball out of the way with his right foot. Kane went down on the follow through of clean sliding tackle.

 

This should not have been a foul against Arsenal but was given and Koscienly was also wrongly given a yellow card.

 

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

WRONG YELLOW CARD AGAINST KOSCIENLY.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

70:40 Victor Wanyama (Spurs) Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) Wanyama tripped Chamberlain with a mistimed standing tackle.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
72:30 Eric Dier (Spurs) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Dier charged in from the side and brought down Sanchez. After the foul was called he deliberately picked up the ball away from Arsenal ran behind to his position with it. Clear act of delay of restart of play.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST DIER.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

75:33 Victor Wanyama (Spurs) Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) Wanyama tried to pull Xhaka from his left sleeve. But Arsenal played on.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

 

76:34 Vincent Janssen (Spurs) Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Janssen held and pushed Bellerin slightly from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
81:18 Kieran Trippier (Spurs) Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) Tripper went for the ball in the path of Xhaka and missed it and obstructed the path of Xhaka. Xhaka had to jump away from Trippier’s incoming collision.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

81:45 Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) Vincent Janssen (Spurs) Janssen was being held by Chamberlain near the corner flag in Spurs’ half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SPURS.

1 (FOUL)
82:32 Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) Danny Rose (Spurs) Rose misses the ball, sticks out his arm to stop The Ox from going forward and thus commits a foul. When The Ox then slightly pulls the outstretched arm from Rose Clattenburg gives the foul. 

 

First foul should have bene punished and that was the arm from Rose stopping the run of The Ox.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)

-1 (FOUL)

83:04 Jan Vertonghen (Spurs) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) During Spurs’ set piece inside Arsenal’s half Vertonghen deliberately pushed Koscienly from behind and took him out of the play to defend the set piece which went on to hit the post. This should have been a foul Arsenal but was not given.

Vertonghen Foul Koscinely002

Vertonghen Foul Koscinely003

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)

 

83:13 Vincent Janssen (Spurs) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Janssen tripped Giroud from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
83:56 Vincent Janssen (Spurs)   Janssen controlled the ball with his hand while shielding.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
84:22 Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) Danny Rose (Spurs) Chamberlain made a mistimed standing tackle and brought down Rose inside Spurs’ half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SPURS.

1 (FOUL)
85:19 Vincent Janssen (Spurs) Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Janssen pushed Mustafi from behind.

 

This should also should have been a yellow card against Janssen for persistent fouling. He committed 4 fouls in a matter of 10 minutes. But no card was given.

 

Janssen 1st foul

Janssen 2nd foul

Janssen 3rd foul

Janssen 4th foul

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST JANSSEN FOR PERSISTENT FOUL.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

86:05 Heung Min Son (Spurs) Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Son tripped Ramsey from behind but Arsenal maintained possession.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
89:23 Victor Wanyama (Spurs) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Just as Sanchez passed the ball, Wanyama charged in from the side and brought down Sanchez. Wanyama went in again with a raised arm which Sanchez managed to avoid. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but was not given.

 

This also should have been a yellow card against Wanyama for persistent fouling for committing his 4th non-cautionable foul and 6th in total. Thus this should have been his third yellow card of the game and should have been sent off for the second time in this game.

 

Wanyama 1st foul

Wanyama 2nd foul

Wanyama 2nd foul002

Wanyama 3rd foul

Wanyama 4th foul

 

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL. NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST WANYAMA FOR PERSISTENT FOULING.

NO RED CARD AGAINST WANYAMA.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

-3 (RED CARD)

90:44 Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Vincent Janssen (Spurs) Mustafi fouled Janssen with arms being around Janssen in a holding kind of manner.

 

After the foul Mustafi showed clear dissent against the referee. This should have been a yellow card against Mustafi but was not given.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR SPURS.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST MUSTAFI.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

92:42 Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Vincent Janssen (Spurs) Bellerin tried to pull Janssen’s shirt from behind. This should have been a foul for Spurs but was not given.

NO FOUL FOR SPURS.

-1 (FOUL)
         
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 11

Number of Correct Fouls for Tottenham – 4

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 15 [15 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 8

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Tottenham – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 9 [9 points]

 

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 3

Number of Correct Advantages for Tottenham – 0

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 3 [3 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Tottenham – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Tottenham – 0

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

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 3

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Tottenham – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 4 [8 points]

 

Number of Correct Red Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Red Cards for Tottenham – 0

Total Number of Correct Red Cards – 0

 

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Tottenham – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Red Cards – 1 [3 points]

Number of Correct Penalties for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Penalties for Tottenham – 1

Total Number of Correct Penalties – 1 [3 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Tottenham – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Penalties – 0

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
93:43 Kieran Trippier (Spurs) Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Trippier was not in an offside position. Assistant Referee Jake Collin made the wrong call.

WRONG OFFSIDE AGAINST SPURS.

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

Number of Correct Offsides for Tottenham – 0

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Tottenham –  1

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides –  1 [1 points]

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
50:36 Harry Kane (Spurs) Clean goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR SPURS.

3 (GOAL)
Number of Correct Goals for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Goals for Tottenham – 1

Total Number of Correct Goals – 1 [3 points]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against Tottenham – 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 – 11+3+1 = 15

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Tottenham – 4+1+1 = 6

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 15 + 6 = 21

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 11+3+2 = 16

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Tottenham – 4+3+3 = 10

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 16 + 10 = 26

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 8+3+1 = 12

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Tottenham – 1+1+1 =3

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 12 + 3 = 15

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 8+6+3 = 17

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Tottenham – 1+2+1 = 4

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 17 + 4 = 21

 

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 21/(21+15) = 58.3%

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 26/(26+21) = 55.3%

 

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 9+15 = 24

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Tottenham – 14+6 = 20

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 24 + 20 = 44

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 14+16 = 30

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Tottenham – 16+10 = 26

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 30 + 26 = 56

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 8+12 = 20

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Tottenham – 2+3 =5

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 20 + 5 = 25

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 14+17 = 31

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Tottenham – 3+4 = 7

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 31 + 7 = 38

 

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 44/(44+25) = 63.7%

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 56/(56+38) = 59.5%

 

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.

NOTE: All the Laws Of The Game used are referenced directly from the following link. “LAWS OF THE GAME 2016-2017”

http://static-3eb8.kxcdn.com/documents/60/Laws%20of%20the%20Game_16-17_Digital_Eng.pdf

Well Mr. Clattenburg sure had a busy day. But that is something you can expect when you do a derby between local rivals. But alas for Mr. Clattenburg we found a lot of wrong or not given decisions in this match. And again alas… the bias indicator showing a big bias against one of the teams. Since Arsenal is in the thick and competing at the top the days of fair refereeing we noticed at the beginning of the season seems to have been thrown out of the window. The week before by Atkinson and now with Clattenburg. If November goes wrong we migth expect normal refereeing again from somewhere December till we are back in the title race I tink.

So where did it all go wrong for Mr. Clattenburg.  Not for the first time we noticed a kind blindness towards some Tottenham player from the part of Mr. Clattenburg. We all remember the Chelsea match in which he allowed all kind of violent actions and he seemed to continue that line. Well for one team.

Vertonghen is one of such players who can get away with a lot before he gets punished. Bringing Walcott down just outside the penalty area when the latter was trying to chase a long ball was the opening bit of a bad afternoon for the ref. A bit later another foul from the same player on Theo was again ignored.  And the yellow card as it could have been a promising attack without the foul. But at the other end he didn’t give a foul from Monreal on Eriksen for which the Spanish defender should have been booked.

Enter Victor Elbow also known as Wanyama. A first elbow against the back of the head was called… but no yellow card. And as he was let off the hook Wanyama thought that he could do it over again some 10 minutes later and yes again the foul was given but no card. Can Clattenburg please explain to me when smashing the arm against the back of the head is not a yellow card? It catches the player unaware from behind and can cause serious injury. Ticks all the boxes for a yellow card in my part of the world. But the PGMO part of the world has its own set of rules certainly for Arsenal players.

The Arsenal goal was a valid goal. The reason is that non of the Arsenal players charged in to Wimmer who headed the ball in his own goal. If an Arsenal player coming in from an offside position would have jumped against Wimmer then we have a different situation. But now they just jumped in behind him with a fair amount of distance between Wimmer and themselves.

The first half score for the ref was 69.6% and weighted it was 63.8%. Very much below average going to bad.

On to the second half. The ref continued to be blinded for fouls from one side. And the bad part was that some similar fouls were treated in a different way depending on the team making the foul.  One that we could see very well in the penalty incident.

Arsenal players being tripped all over the field were left of the hook for more than once. But Dembele being tripped in the penalty area resulted in the correct foul. Yes Koscielny tripped Dembele. Of course Dembele was looking for a leg to run against it and go down. Kos provided him the chance and he took it. The same could be said about Clattenburg.  Before we go to the rest of the penalty incident we have to go to the final minutes. Rose missed a control, stuck out his arm to prevent Oxlade from running away with the ball and when Oxlande slightly pulled the arm of Rose to get him out of the way… he was penalised. Fine you could say. But….

But going back to the penalty incident we saw that Dembele was holding the shirt of Coquelin and was keeping him on a distance and even unbalancing him by pulling the shirt on his arm. Now if he wouldn’t have punished Oxlade for a similar foul then I would not make much of it but this was another example on using different sticks to measure things. And that is something I really don’t like.

Another foul that made me feel bad was the Koscielny -Kane incident on a counter from Tottenham. I remember half a dozen instances in the past when on similar occasions he refused to give penalties in favour of Arsenal indicating that the defender got the slightest of touches on the ball. But then now again when Koscielny clearly slides the ball away he now doesn’t apply the same interpretation and even gives him a yellow card.

Is it a coincidence? Well the more evidence we find I must say that alas it doesn’t look that way.  And I speak of evidence over many, many years. Alas, another one bites the dust.

The second half score was only 58.3% and when weighted we only got 55.3%. A bad result.

Over the whole 90 minutes he managed a score of 63.7% and weighted 59.5%. A very poor overall score.

There were two major correct decisions. 1 non-penalty for Spurs. 1 correct penalty for Spurs even though one can argue with the foul on Coquelin seconds before.

There were two wrong major decisions. Wanyama should have been sent off for a second yellow card on Min 44 and Min 90.
One more thing we would like to point out. In any normal match we review the somewhat average number of fouls that opposition commits (both correctly given and not given) is between 8-16.
The numbers below will show you much foul play Tottenham were doing.
Total fouls Spurs committed (Correctly given) – 17
Total fouls Spurs committed (Not given) – 8
Total foul Spurs committed – 25 !!!
And only 1 yellow card was given against them for the fouls. (The other one was Dier yellow for time wasting and delay). 1 yellow card for 25 fouls…. unbelievable.

 

29 comments to Ref Review: Arsenal – Tottenham: 25 fouls and one yellow card

  • Usama Zaka

    Anyone whose wondering why everything is red from the 2nd half and onwards… its probably a glitch within Word Press.

  • Gord

    Thanks for the report guys.

    I think the colouring in the second half is a little haywire, some things that are described as correct, are coloured red.

  • Gord

    Sorry for non refreshing my screen, before I report colouring. 🙂

  • Florian

    You guys have been lenient with Clattenburg. I’m not a professional ref, so I’m just applying the principle of cause and effect, but if it were me, re the Dembele penalty, he (Dembele) would have never gotten into that position had the ref correctly penalized him for the shirt pull on Coquelin. But that’s just my interpretation.

  • Usama Zaka

    Florian,

    I agree with you, but even if we consider it correct (to keep away bias accusations) it does not changes the fact that 2 points were robbed of us thanks to the ref allowing the “Elbow Maniac” Wanyama to foul freely.

    One more thing, its from Burnley-Palace Week 11 game. Ref Taylor gives the foul for similar incident as Dembele-Coq.

    https://gfycat.com/HealthyJaggedLacewing

  • Mandy Dodd

    I was at the game, Spurs tactics were clear, and the antics of the ref gave them added confidence to deploy them.
    Not sure if it was shown on tv, but one of their defenders….Verthongen?? also stuck out an arm and stopped a ball in his own area.
    Constant rotational fouling breaking up our play, our boys were getting clearly frustrated at times. Glad to see them backing theo up when Wanyama caught him, think we need more of that.
    The ref was in a real hurry to give them that pen…maybe he wrongly believed we had scored an offside goal or something? in his haste, he would have paid little attention to any Spurs players shirt pulling. How many more soft pens are Spurs going to be given before even the slowest of refs realise they are persistantly wrapping their feet around defenders?
    What do Dier, Wanyama, Alli, Dembele, Sissoko, Verthongen actually have to do to see red ….at least during the game?

    Does anyone have any theories as to why Spurs get away with so much? The media darling effect? (although a clear second to Liverpool this year) Does Poch coach them at subtle fouling? Just poor refereeing…or a wider agenda?

    Three dodgy ref performances in our last 3 league games, and dont even get me started on the ref in Bulgaria. Old Trafford next, and it is November….lovely….

  • Usama Zaka

    Mandy Dodd,

    If Vertonghen did that so then I am afraid, that the media and broadcasters can easily brush under the carpet even during live casting and us TV viewers are on the mercy of that.

  • Usama Zaka

    Mandy Dodd,

    You mentioned of the ref in Bulgaria against us. It was Bas Nijhuis (Netherlands) and yes he was very poor.

    One more thing I would like to talk is that there is not a single referee from Belgium in the UEFA CL. Not one. Belgium not only is a big international team, they also have a big and highly competitive football structure and certainly much better than the likes of Hungary, Romania, Norway, Scotland, and Serbia. Of these 5 nations there are a total of 6 refs in UEFA Elite List currently in the CL and that includes that absolute mess of a ref Viktor Kassai.

    The last ref from Belgium that I have seen in the CL was Frank de Bleeckere (the prince charles lookalike… sort of) and I think he is currently the head of refs in Belgium.

  • Gord

    That bastion of “great reporting” (Daily Star) has an article out 15 minutes ago, that says that Santi Cazorla will not be fit for ManU. The Google snippet then goes on to mention that he was hurt against Razgrad. I thought he was hurt in the EPL, because of one of those wonderful PGMO worms.

  • Mandy Dodd

    Think it was Verthongen Usama, believe it was Bellerin who put it into the box, said Spurs defender , while crouched on the ground in his own area stuck out an arm stopping it going any further….right in front of us in the North bank, that section of the crowd went mad, but not surprised the media let it go.the ref may not have seen it, but the linesman certainly should have.
    Wonder which game they are saving up Anthony Taylor for?

  • omgarsenal

    Speaking of evidence, here is an article that shows the origins of English football’s malaise: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-one-mans-bad-math-helped-ruin-decades-of-english-soccer/

  • Pete

    I recall an incident where Koscielny had his shirt pulled in the penalty area at a set piece which looked a clear cut penalty – but you haven’t mentioned?

  • timo

    in UCL I get nervous when we get kassai, Rizzoli and cakir. Do they have issues with us? I don’t know. 25 spurs fouls shows an average of 2.5 per outfield player; only one yellow card!!!!! looks funny because a big % belong to a few in the midfielders and defenders. it makes it clear that there were habitual offenders unpunished. if a player gets a yellow card he plays more cautiously. My feeling is that cards not given be it yellow or red equals missed points.

  • bjtgooner

    I think Pete is right, Kos did have his shirt pulled, in fact (from memory) that pillar of sporting unrighteousness, Vertongen, did his best to remove it.

    Otherwise – an excellent report.

    Spurs have been a vicious team for some time & seem to be getting worse under Poch – as if he knows the PGMO will let him get away with cheating and that the media will cover the whole thing up.

  • Mandy Dodd

    Interesting bjt, agree Spurs get away with rather a lot. this game reminded me of the infamous Costa Gabriel game at Stamford Bridge…almost as if the Spurs players knew they would get away with pretty much whatever they attempted. Yet we were at home this time, unlike the Costa fiasco.
    Wanyama is a card avoiding phenomenon , like some of his colleagues….almost as if the media have influence on the pgmol….heaven forbid.
    The FA no longer need to try to attract Wenger as England manager…..not that it would ever happen, normal PGMOL service resumed……as we have seen in recent games and will doubtless see this weekend

  • John L.

    Rose is also a consistently dirty player, who gets away with repeated deliberate fouling.

  • Menace

    Why do PiGMOb favour spurs? Simples they are all from the same pot. Just that spuds are not as far north as the rest of the swine. We must be thankful that we got a point & minimal contact injuries.

    I never really understood the dislike Arsenal fans have for the spuds but I am beginning to get the drift. HD & high res TV has begun to show clarity.

    I am sure channel 4 could do with an Untold view of corrupt interpretation of Laws of the Game by PGMO. It would draw huge revenue from SpecSavers among others. Titled ‘How not to play the Ball’ – a blind insight of refereeing decisions in the EPL.

  • markyb

    Both of their full backs have the full set of dark arts qualifications. Both like a snide foul and a dive.

  • finsbury

    JohnL

    Rose is also like some of his teammates Alli in particular as a habitual and consistent diver.

    To be fair and reasonable: Tottenham are a bunch of diving cloggers. and people wonder how England lost to Iceland…

  • finsbury

    Rosicky appreciated Rose’s skill as a footballer 😉

  • Rich

    Mandy Dodd

    Really not sure why Spurs are doing so well with refs of late. We’ve seen with Liverpool, Leicester and Spurs in last few years that when an unexpected challenger makes a strong run they seem to become popular with refs and media alike.

    Also think Poch has studied the British game and English refs well, and understood very physical play, fair and foul, is generally well received. Think Utd and Chelsea.

    Some English darlings have no doubt helped as well. Didn’t work for us as, with possible exception of Wilshere, our English contingent are all squeaky clean players, and, crucially, play for us.

    Finally, maybe a bit of the dislike for us equates to some goodwill for our neighbors.

    I can’t really remember how they fared in times gone by, other than that they were poorly treated in Utd games.

    As for Wanyama, I’d guess he’s put in 15-20 * fouls on us in his last three games, with 5-8 bookable offences.

    Think he picked up one booking in that time. Koeman knew, Poch knows, Wanyama knows : playing against us a midfielder has special licence to commit more fouls than usual.

    * Hard to even keep track of how many fouls he actually made as, in that match at St Mary’s last year, he was pushing players or having a little kick at them from behind every time they released the ball- not enough to send a player to the floor, but enough to be extremely annoying, especially when stronger fouls are thrown in, and something a ref should deal with.

    It’s one of the asymmetries we have to deal with: Lamela’s of this world would tend to throw themselves over at that contact, and a ref might issue a card if you did it a couple of times (think Palace players jumping over with light contact from Coquelin). Whereas Wanyama could do it to us 10 times without a single free kick being awarded.

    We just have to overcome all that crap as it won’t change.

  • Norman14

    The way forward would be to get some evidence of “foul play” by the officials in front of an MP who understands the game. Perhaps not Jeremy Corbin as he would immediately be labelled as “biased” by the Zionist loving English media out there.

    Lobbying government is a very long and often disappointing process, and I think supporters of ONE club might not achieve much. However, the enquiry into “Corruption in Sport” is ongoing, and the committee that questioned the FA Chairman, “Governance in Football”, would be the one vehicle upon which we could probably climb.

    As mentioned, putting a submission together would be extremely time consuming and I wouldn’t expect anybody in full time employment/business to be able to tackle it.

  • Gord

    Eurosprot is running an article about the Arsenal/ManU derby. It salts the discussion by stating that there have been 14 red cards (dismissals) in the Wenger era.

    Going through Wikipedia, I count 7 dismissals. Six of them are second yellow cards, only Fletcher was a straight red. And that is looking at EPL, FA, LC and UEFACL. Where are these other 7?

    1997/98
    _Yellow:
    __Platt, Wright vs PNeville, Scholes
    __GNeville, Sheringham vs Adams, Anelka, Dixon

    1998/99 FA
    _Red:
    __Vivas Ars)
    __Keane(ManU)

    2003/04
    _Yellow:
    __Keane, van Nistelrooy, Ronaldo, Fortune vs Toure, Keown, Viera(2)
    __Clichy vs Scholes

    2003/04 FA
    _Yellow
    __Pires, Lehman, Toure, Lauren vs Scholes

    2008/09
    _Yellow
    __Gallas, Sagna, Clichy vs Evra, Carrick
    __van Persie, Arshavin, Fabregas, Song

    2008/09 UEFACL
    _Yellow
    __Tevez
    __Nasri, Adebayor, Eboue (Red Fletcher)

    2009/10
    _Yellow
    __Evra, Rooney, Brown vs Song, Gallas, van Persie, Almunia, Eboue, Sagna
    __Song

    2010/11
    _Yellow
    __Chamakh, Ashavin, Clichy, Song
    __Song vs Rooney, Park, Fabio

    2010/11 FA
    _Yellow
    __Scholes

    2011/12
    _Yellow
    __Young, Evans vs Arshavin, Jenkinson(2), Djourou
    __Ramsey, van Persie, Koscielny, Rosicky, Song vs Rafael, Evra

    2012/13
    _Yellow
    __van Persie, Young, Cleverley, Rooney, Anderson vs Wilshere(2), Arshavin, Arteta
    __Walcott, Sagna, Chamberlain vs Jones, Rafael, van Persie, Evans, Valencia

    2013/14
    _Yellow
    __Jones, Rooney vs Sagna, Flamini, Wilshere
    __Sagna vs Valencia, Young

    2014/15
    _Yellow
    __Cazorla, Giroud vs Wilson

    2014/15 FA
    _Yellow
    __Herrera, Fellaini, Young, Rojo, DiMaria(2), Januzaj vs Bellerin, Ramsey

    2015/16
    _Yellow
    __Young, Darmian, Rooney
    __Varela, Carrick, Herrera, Januzaj vs Ozil, Ramsey, Elneny

  • MickHazel

    Pete
    Re Kos having his shirt pulled, in the first half I think.
    You are correct and it was Vertonghen who was pulling it so blatantly I am surprised his shirt didn’t rip, even the BT commentators remarked on it and joked the shirt pulling ‘clampdown’ seems to have died a death. Absolute stonewall penalty, why no mention?

  • Mandy Dodd

    Sadly, think you are probably right on all counts Rich.
    The crap probably will still keep coming, at least while Mr Wenger remains, seems he upsets the English football establishment, despite they want him to manage England

  • Rich

    Gord, I looked into the stats a while back for our Utd games. Concentrated on league only and it seems a lot of our dismissals against them were in cup games. Bit of a laborious task for me putting these stats together as i was clicking on season by season then our games vs Utd. Think they are fairly accurate, although 1 or 2 (unconverted) pens may have been missed (prob for Utd!)

    The surprise for me is that there weren’t more pens and reds in Utd’s favour. Reds and especially pens are, however, ridiculously and appallingly low in our favour. This defies sense/chance/probability/whatever when you consider the ultra competitive nature of 40 or so games, and that’s even if you deny Utd were a team who pushed rules to the edge/ dirty bastards.

    2015-16

    No pens, no reds

    2014-15

    No pen, no reds

    2013-14

    No pen, no reds

    2012-13

    1 red (2 yellows) Arsenal

    1 pen Utd

    2011-12

    1 red Arsenal (2 yellows)

    1 pen Utd
    1 pen Arsenal (8-2 game. missed?) *

    2010-11

    No pens, no reds

    2009-10

    1 pen utd

    2008-9

    no pens, no reds

    2007-8

    1 pen Utd

    no reds

    2006-7

    no pens, no reds

    2005-6

    no pens, no reds

    2004-5

    1 pen Utd

    1 red Utd (Silvestre)

    2003-4

    1 pen Utd

    1 red Arsenal (+ retrospective bans) Viera

    2002-3

    1 red arsenal (Campbell)

    2001-2

    No pens, no reds

    2000-2001

    No pens, no reds

    1999-2000

    No pens, no reds

    —————————
    1998-9

    1 red Utd (Nicky Butt 51)

    97-98

    No pens, no reds

    ————————————————-

    96-97

    No pens, no reds

    ———————————————

    Pre-Wenger

    95-96

    No pens, no reds

    ———————

    No good records for earlier

    94-95

    6 pens utd
    1 pen arsenal
    2 reds utd
    4 reds arsenal.

    DO NOT EXPECT A PEN, folks. The stats say they are almost an impossibility for us in this fixture.

  • Rich

    Gord, here’s an article from Mail showing our reds against them. Many in cups as i thought and the 4 reds in league tallies with what I found.

    14 might be the total between the two clubs. 9 for us, 5 them?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2557514/99-Red-Buffoons-As-Arsenal-prepare-visit-bitter-rivals-United-feisty-fixture-100th-sending-Wenger.html

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