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Ref Review: Arsenal – Crystal Palace: more of the same please

ARSENAL vs. CRYSTAL PALACE

  • COMPETITION: English Premier League
  • MATCH NO. 19
  • DATE: 1st January 2017
  • VENUE: Emirates Stadium (London, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Andre Marriner
1st LINESMAN: Simon Beck
2nd LINESMAN: Scott Ledger
4th OFFICIAL: Stuart Attwell

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
06:59 Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) Wilfried Zaha (Palace) Xhaka tripped Zaha from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR PALACE.

1 (FOUL)
07:18 Lucas Perez (Arsenal) Wilfried Zaha (Palace) Perez pushed Zaha in the back and it should have been a foul for Palace but was not given.

NO FOUL FOR PALACE.

-1 (FOUL)
08:00 Andros Townsend (Palace) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Monreal got first to the ball and pushed it away from Townsend, who was late and was slightly reckless in his tackle.

 

This should have been a yellow card against Townsend for being reckless but no card was given.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST TOWNSEND.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

13:41 Wilfried Zaha (Palace) Lucas Perez (Arsenal) Zaha pulled Perez slightly from behind, but Arsenal kept possession.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
13:52 Lucas Perez (Arsenal) Joel Ward (Palace) Perez went in with a sliding tackle and slightly caught Ward off balance.

CORRECT FOUL FOR PALACE.

1 (FOUL)
16:03 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) James Tomkins (Palace) Giroud pushed Tomkins from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR PALACE.

1 (FOUL)
18:37 Yohan Cabaye (Palace) Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) Cabaye tripped Iwobi from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
27:05 Jason Puncheon (Palace) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Puncheon barged in the back of Sanchez.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
28:20 Mohamed El Nenny (Arsenal) Wilfried Zaha (Palace) El Nenny slightly pulled back Zaha from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR PALACE.

1 (FOUL)
33:27 Mohamed El Nenny (Arsenal) Wilfried Zaha (Palace) El Nenny tripped Zaha from the front and it should have been a foul for Palace but was not given.

NO FOUL FOR PALACE.

-1 (FOUL)
41:48 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Wilfried Zaha (Palace) Zaha was tripped Giroud from the side.

CORRECT FOUL FOR PALACE.

1 (FOUL)
   
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 3

Number of Correct Fouls for Crystal Palace – 5

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 8 [8 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Crystal Palace – 2

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 2 [2 points]

 

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Advantages for Crystal Palace – 0

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 1 [1 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Crystal Palace – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Crystal Palace – 0

Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 0

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Crystal Palace – 0

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

 

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
25:12 Christian Benteke (Palace) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Benteke was in an offside position. Assistant Referee Scott Ledger made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

1 (OFFSIDE)
30:25 Christian Benteke (Palace) Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) Benteke was in an offside position. Assistant Referee Scott Ledger made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

1 (OFFSIDE)
32:00 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) James Tomkins (Palace) Monreal was in an offside position. Assistant Referee Simon Beck made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR PALACE.

1 (OFFSIDE)
Number of Correct Offsides for Arsenal – 2

Number of Correct Offsides for Crystal Palace – 1

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 3 [3 points]

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Crystal Palace –  0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
16:48 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Clean goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

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

Number of Correct Goals for Crystal Palace – 0

Total Number of Correct Goals – 1 [3 points]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against Crystal Palace – 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

First Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 3+1+2+1 = 7

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Crystal Palace – 5+1 = 6

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 7 + 6 = 13

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 3+1+2+3 = 9

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Crystal Palace – 5+1 = 6

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 9 + 6 = 15

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Crystal Palace – 2

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 1 + 2 = 3

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Crystal Palace – 2

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

 

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 13/(13+3) = 81.2%

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 15/(15+4) = 78.9%

 

Second Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
51:14 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Jason Puncheon (Palace) Sanchez pushed down Puncheon.

CORRECT FOUL FOR PALACE.

1 (FOUL)
56:35 Jason Puncheon (Palace) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Puncheon brought down Sanchez with a late standing tackle.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
61:13 Jason Puncheon (Palace) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Puncheon brought down Sanchez with a late standing tackle.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
65:10 Lucas Perez (Arsenal) Joel Ward (Palace) Perez pushed Ward from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR PALACE.

1 (FOUL)
71:01 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Scott Dann (Palace) Giroud pulled the shirt of Dann during Arsenal’s corner.

CORRECT FOUL FOR PALACE.

1 (FOUL)
72:10 Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Lee Chung Young (Palace) Coquelin pushed Lee from the front.

CORRECT FOUL FOR PALACE.

1 (FOUL)
74:39 Joel Ward (Palace) Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Ward made a sliding tackle on Bellerin from behind slightly got the ball but also at the same caught part of his studs on Bellerin’s ankle.

 

This should have been a yellow card against Ward for being reckless but no card was given.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST WARD.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

82:15 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Wilfried Zaha (Palace) Monreal pulled down Zaha from the shoulder in an attack breaking foul.

CORRECT FOUL FOR PALACE.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST MONREAL.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

89:11 James Tomkins (Palace) Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Tomkins was late in his sliding tackle on Ramsey and brought him down in a reckless manner.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST TOMKINS.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

   
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 4

Number of Correct Fouls for Crystal Palace – 5

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 9 [9 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Crystal Palace – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 0

 

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Crystal Palace – 1

Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 2 [4 points]

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Crystal Palace – 0

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

 

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
67:01 Christian Benteke (Palace) Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) No replay or correct angle shown. Assumed correct. Assistant Referee Simon Beck made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

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

Number of Correct Offsides for Crystal Palace – 0

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 1 [1 points]

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Crystal Palace –  0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
55:20 Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) Clean goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

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

Number of Correct Goals for Crystal Palace – 0

Total Number of Correct Goals – 1 [3 points]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against Crystal Palace – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision
67:56 Corner Mathieu Flamini (Palace) The ball last came off Flamini not Giroud.

NO CORNER FOR ARSENAL.

Number of Incorrect Corners against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Corners against Crystal Palace – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Corners – 1 [1 points]

Other

Time Type Description & Decision Points

Second Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 4+1+1+1 = 7

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Crystal Palace – 5+1 = 6

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 7 + 6 = 13

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 4+2+1+3 = 10

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 10 + 7 = 17

 

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Crystal Palace – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 2 + 0 = 2

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Crystal Palace – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 3 + 0 = 3

 

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 13/(13+2) = 86.6%

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 17/(17+3) = 85.0%

 

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 7+7 = 14

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Crystal Palace – 6+6 = 12

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 14 + 12 = 26

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 9+10 = 19

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 19 + 13 = 32

 

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Crystal Palace – 2+0 =2

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 3 + 2 = 5

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 2+3 = 5

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Crystal Palace – 2+0 = 2

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 5 + 2 = 7

 

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 26/(26+5) = 83.8%

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 32/(32+7) = 82.0%

 

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.

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

Andre Marriner was the ref for this match. And what a match he got in the end.

The game started rather slowly on the decision making front. And in the first 8 minutes the ref managed to make 2 errors one after the other. First a foul from Lucas was not punished on Zaha and then Townsend landed on the foot from Monreal. The ref gave the foul but as Townsend was a bit reckless in his tackle he should have got a yellow card.

And then all correct decisions till just after the half hour mark when Elneny tripped Zaha and nothing was given. I wonder if there is some history between Marinner and Zaha from the past where the ref was fooled by a dive or so?

Not much decisions, a perfectly good goal,  a few minor errors that gave the ref a first half score of 81.2% and 78.9% (Weighted). Good.

In the second half ref Marriner just continued what he had been doing before the half time tea. Arsenal scored another perfectly valid goal and then the match was played out, one could say. Crystal Palace not being able to raise their game made it an easy match for the ref.

Two errors in the second half only. One was when Flamini kicked the ball out for a corner but the ref gave a goalkick. As I jokingly said in the match report: maybe the ref didn’t know that Flamini is no longer an Arsenal player. And then around the 74th minute Ward placed his foot on the ball but also on the foot of Bellerin. That should have been a yellow card against Ward for being reckless. Maybe that was the moment that Bellerin got his injury?

But apart from that all his decisions were noted as correct and that gave him a score in the second half of 86.6% and 85.0% (Weighted) Very Good.

As you can expect the final score is also good. Over the whole 90 minutes he got an overall score of 83.8% and 82.0% (Weighted) Very Good

A very good performance just what everyone wants from every referee in football. No major errors made.

More of this? Alas, I think this will be the exception that confirms the rule that refs make too many mistakes.

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11 comments to Ref Review: Arsenal – Crystal Palace: more of the same please

  • Gideone

    Way to go, Mr Marriner (even if it wasn’t deliberate). 🙂

  • Andy Mack

    It certainly felt like a game where the Ref didn’t do a bad job…
    Very rare to get that feeling in PL games for the last few seasons.

  • MickHazel

    Man U given their usual offside goal against Hull tonight.

  • Gord

    I see no mention in the press of any problems with any ManU scoring tonight. Surely the press doesn’t make mistakes of this magnitude?

    Or is that spelled ManUtude? 🙂

  • Gord

    Okay, doesn’t surprise me. Sagna gets buried for calling the PGMO a source of bring the game into disrepute, and the PGMO which spends all its time bringing the game into disrepute just merrily goes on its way.

    bleech!

  • Va cong

    How many offside goals is that now gord? And when does it even out for us? As so far we have a shitloads of offside goals against!

  • para

    The fixtures this weekend suggest that this will be one of those weekends where things at the top of the table are shaken up.

    Arsenal needs to make sure of winning their game for real.

    //
    Players and Clubs need to refuse (and take a better stand against) to pay for silly rules designed solely to garner easy money from peoples emotions. Form an organisation to combat senseless rules and punishments!

    But they probably are rolling in money where a £10.000 fine is like a £100 fine to us, so they are not making the effort.

  • Rosicky@Arsenal

    Keep up the good work UA.
    It must be painful for the media and AAA who think UA is biased.
    Marriner doing a good job and UA reporting is a kick on the back of people who think UA only moan about refs.

  • Brickfields Gunners

    Am sure that we will soon be finding out the bumbling PIGMOB officials are mostly clinically , chronically or legally half blind .
    Await the full report from the Opticians & Optometrical Practitioneers Society or better knows as OOPS .
    They have helped many . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKSq64FVcI4

  • Gord

    OT: Kelly Smith retires

    > To thank you for all your unwavering support, we’re holding a celebration game on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Boreham Wood FC.

    > There will be a host of amazing players from around the world as well as past and current stars of the women’s game, to play against the new Arsenal Ladies squad for 2017!

    Arsenal Ladies losing another long time player. Not really losing, she is moving into coaching full time.