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Ref Review: Arsenal – Man City: a decent display from Andre Marriner

There are clips included in the report for every wrong decision and every major decision in red bold text

ARSENAL vs. MANCHESTER CITY

  • COMPETITION: English Premier League
  • MATCH NO. 28
  • DATE: 2nd April 2017
  • VENUE: Emirates Stadium (London, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Andre Marriner
1st LINESMAN: Simon Beck
2nd LINESMAN: Richard West
4th OFFICIAL: Craig Pawson

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Notes Points
00:26 David Silva (Man City) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Push. 1 (FOUL)
01:10 Jesus Navas (Man City) Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) Mistimed tackle, careless. 1 (FOUL)
03:39 Jesus Navas (Man City) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Push. 1 (ADVANTAGE)
07:45 Jesus Navas (Man City) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Foul correctly given.

 

Should have been a Red card, went over the ball studs to the shin, possible leg breaker.

02. Navas Red

02. Navas Red002

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

-3 (RED CARD)

13:53 Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) David Silva (Man City) Foul correctly given.

 

Should not have been a yellow card, as there was no reckless contact or nature of foul, was careless at best.

03. Coquelin Yellow

03. Coquelin Yellow002

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

15:01 Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) Push, careless. 1 (FOUL)
17:07 Raheem Sterling (Man City) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Pull. 1 (ADVANTAGE)
19:46 Raheem Sterling (Man City) Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Pull. 1 (FOUL)
25:47 Fernandinho (Man City) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Mistimed tackle. 1 (FOUL)
27:01 Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Fernandinho (Man City) Should have been a foul and Yellow card as he didn’t go over the ball (but for me personal worthy of a red card but the instructions have been slightly changed during the season)

05. Walcott Yellow Red

05. Walcott Yellow Red002

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

28:34 Fernandinho (Man City) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Tackled the ball cleanly without a foul contact.

06. Sanchez Penalty

06. Sanchez Penalty002

06. Sanchez Penalty003

3 (NON-PENALTY)
31:44 Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) Nicolas Otamendi (Man City) Yellow card, made contact from behind with the foot. 1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

33:54 Raheem Sterling (Man City) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Trip. 1 (FOUL)
35:44 Leroy Sane (Man City) Use of arm to control the ball. 1 (FOUL)
44:29 Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) Use of arm to control the ball. 1 (FOUL)
44:58 Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Sergio Aguero (Man City) Trip. 1 (FOUL)
45:54 Leroy Sane (Man City) Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Trip. 1 (FOUL)

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Notes Points
02:25 Sergio Aguero (Man City) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) By Assistant Ref Richard West. 1 (OFFSIDE)
11:50 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Jesus Navas (Man City) By Assistant Ref Simon Beck. 1 (OFFSIDE)
30:42 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Jesus Navas (Man City) By Assistant Ref Simon Beck. 1 (OFFSIDE)
33:17 Leroy Sane (Man City) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) By Assistant Ref Richard West. 1 (OFFSIDE)

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Notes Points
04:22 Leroy Sane (Man City) Clean goal. 3 (GOAL)
39:11 Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Clean goal. 3 (GOAL)
41:21 Sergio Aguero (Man City) Clean goal. 3 (GOAL)

First Half Referee Report

Incorrect Decisions Against Arsenal

Yellow Cards = 1

Red Cards = 1

Incorrect Decisions Against Man City

Fouls = 1

Yellow Cards = 2

 

Number of Correct Decisions

Fouls = 13

Advantages = 2

Yellow Cards = 1

Offsides = 4

Goals = 3

Penalties = 1

Total = 24

Number of Incorrect Decisions

Fouls = 1

Yellow Cards = 3

Red Cards = 1

Total = 5

Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted)

Fouls = 13

Advantages = 2

Yellow Cards = 2

Offsides = 4

Goals = 9

Penalties = 3

Total = 33

Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted)

Fouls = 1

Yellow Cards = 6

Red Cards = 3

Total = 10

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 24/(24+5) = 82.7%

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 33/(33+10) = 76.7%

 

Second Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Notes Points
46:40 Fernandinho (Man City) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Deliberate attack breaking foul. 1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

54:31 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) David Silva (Man City) Trip. 1 (FOUL)
56:14 Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Leroy Sane (Man City) Pull. 1 (ADVANTAGE)
57:09 Nicolas Otamendi (Man City) David Ospina (Arsenal) Careless jump on Ospina. 1 (FOUL)

 

60:01 Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Leroy Sane (Man City) Deliberate attack breaking foul. 1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

61:23 John Stones (Man City) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Mistimed tackle. 1 (FOUL)
80:36 Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) Push. 1 (FOUL)
89:56 Fernandinho (Man City) Shkodran (Arsenal) Trip. 1 (FOUL)
92:00 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) The ball made contact with the arm but it is difficult to judge if he was trying to protect his head with his arm as the foot of Navas caught him on the elbow and so the ref could judge this as accidental, he looks to be trying to move his arm out of the way as he opens up his arm to make the ball go past his arm when it drops. Just touching the arm is not enough to call it a penalty, the only thing that is in favour of a penalty is the fact that his arm is not in a natural position and then makes contact

11. Monreal Handball Penalty

11. Monreal Handball Penalty002

3 (NON-PENALTY)

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Notes Points
47:24 Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) ??? (Man City) By Assistant Referee Richard West. 1 (OFFSIDE)
69:56 Sergio Aguero (Man City) Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) By Assistant Referee Simon Beck. 1 (OFFSIDE
70:46 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) John Stones (Man City) By Assistant Referee Richard West.

10. Offside Monreal

-1 (OFFSIDE)
81:11 Leroy Sane (Man City) Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) By Assistant Referee Simon Beck. 1 (OFFSIDE)
83:14 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Nicolas Otamendi (Man City) By Assistant Referee Richard West. 1 (OFFSIDE)
85:52 Leroy Sane (Man City) Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) By Assistant Referee Simon Beck. 1 (OFFSIDE)

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Notes Points
52:51 Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Clean goal. 3 (GOAL)

Second Half Referee Report

Incorrect Decisions Against Arsenal

Offsides = 1

Incorrect Decisions Against Man City

Nil

 

Number of Correct Decisions

Fouls = 7

Advantages = 1

Yellow Cards = 2

Offsides = 5

Goals = 1

Penalties = 1

Total = 17

Number of Incorrect Decisions

Offsides = 1

Total = 1

Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted)

Fouls = 7

Advantages = 1

Yellow Cards = 4

Offsides = 5

Goals = 3

Penalties = 3

Total = 23

Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted)

Offsides = 1

Total = 1

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 17/(17+1) = 94.4%

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 23/(23+1) = 95.8%

 

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

Incorrect Decisions Against Arsenal

Yellow Cards = 1

Red Cards = 1

Offsides = 1

Total = 3

Incorrect Decisions Against Man City

Fouls = 1

Yellow Cards = 2

Total = 3

 

Number of Correct Decisions

Fouls = 20

Advantages = 3

Yellow Cards = 3

Offsides = 9

Goals = 4

Penalties = 2

Total = 41

Number of Incorrect Decisions

Fouls = 1

Yellow Cards = 3

Red Cards = 1

Offsides = 1

Total = 6

Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted)

Fouls = 20

Advantages = 3

Yellow Cards = 6

Offsides = 9

Goals = 12

Penalties = 6

Total = 56

Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted)

Fouls = 1

Yellow Cards = 6

Red Cards = 3

Offsides = 1

Total = 11

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 41/(41+6) = 87.2%

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 56/(56+11) = 83.5%

 

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

 

Andre Marriner was the ref for this match.

Man City with the early goal that was completely in order when we look at the laws of the game.

Jesus Navas seemed completely worked up for this match as he committed 3 fouls within the first 8 minutes. The third foul was a real terrible one as he went in over the ball and his studs made contact with the shin of Monreal just under the knee. Luckily Monreal could remove his foot from the turf as otherwise this could have been a terrible injury. This had to be a red card but the ref let it go with only a yellow card. One could imagine this match might have been different with Man City having to play with 10 man for more than 80 minutes.

Then Walcott then made a rash tackle and ended on the foot of Fernandinho. The ref didn’t even give the foul and the yellow card was also not given. That was another big mistake from the ref. Alexis went down under a challenge from Fernandinho but replays show the Brazilian played the ball and then there was a little contact with Alexis but no foul contact.

But apart from the two incidents where the cards stayed in the pocket the ref did a good job.

First half socre:  82.7% and 76.7% (Weighted) Good

In the second half the ref managed to even improve his score. Correct yellow cards against Fernandinho and Mustafi for attack breaking fouls and a good spot when Otamendi fouled Ospina by jumping in his back when he tried to claim a cross.

The only error came from one of the assistants when he judged Monreal in an offside position when he was at least level with the last City defender.  One very important decision came in extra time. A ball bounced up from Monreal who tried to head it away, Navas who had tried to make the cross kicked at the ball and Monrael tried to use his head. When the ball fell down the ball slightly touched the arm of Monreal. This is a decision that is completely open to the refs interpretation.

The arm was in a unnatural position so there was a case for a penalty. The movement of the arm seemed to indicate that he wanted to avoid contact with the ball so that indicates Monreal touching the ball was accidental and not deliberate. The trajectory of the ball was full of twist and that can also point in the fact that it was difficult to speak about a deliberate handball. Navas kicking against the elbow of Monreal could also indicate that the contact was more or less forced upon him.

In the end the ref gave no penalty. If had given it, it would have been harsh but he could have done so. Whatever his decision would have been it can be defended and there are arguments for and against. So we gave the ref the decision but we also would have done if he had given a penalty.

  • Second half score:  94.4% and 95.8% (Weighted) Excellent.
  • Overall score:  87.2% and 83.5% (Weighted) Very Good.

And what made his match excellent for me was that he only made 6 errors and it was nicely spread between the two teams: 3 each.

  • 1 wrong major decision (Navas red card not given)
  • 1 correct major decision of the non-penalty for Man City.
  • 1 correct but doubtful decision of the non-penalty for Arsenal.

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23 comments to Ref Review: Arsenal – Man City: a decent display from Andre Marriner

  • mm

    If the referee had had a good game, there would be no need for this “assessment “. You seem to be trying to convince yourself as much as us that City weren’t robbed. It’s not working

  • Leon

    Agree with all of this apart from the infamous “sun in eyes” offside given against Monreal. He looked a yard off to me. I thought so on the day, and your video proves it surely?

  • Norman14

    I saw Mike Riley on Sky this morning and he was talking.

    Well, his lips were moving anyway!

  • Goonermikey

    I don’t very often disagree with UA but I’m with Leon (on this occasion only). Monreal looks well offside……………….

  • Sb

    Unsurprisingly, the monreal handball/penalty is explained away or should i say reinterpreted and the ref is given the benefit of the doubt, despite it been clear to see that monreal stretches out his arm to make contact with the ball(despite a late and feeble attempt to withdraw the arm). Why do i feel if it had happened against the team in red some people here would have been frothing at the mouth. Ref review bias, incompetence or ref review type3 fixing? 😄😄😄

  • Nitram

    mm

    Are you for real?

    This site was set upon the basis of referee reviews:

    Just look down the left hand side under PAGES and the first thing you see is ‘160 games reviewed’.

    Need or not, this site reviews each and every match played by Arsenal.

    You seem to be trying to convince us he had a bad game. It’s not working.

    Untold has produced an extensive report assisted with video evidence to support them.

    I look forward to you supplying similar evidence to support your point of view.

  • Nitram

    Typo: ‘160 games analysed’ Sorry.

  • Sb: You ask, “Why do i feel if it had happened against the team in red some people here would have been frothing at the mouth?” I suppose the answer is because you don’t believe the validity of the work of the referee panel here with their 160 game review. Which then raises the question, why don’t you, or indeed why doesn’t anyone, replicate the work of the referee team and next season, you review the first 160 games with video evidence as the Untold team did, and then we can look at your reports and see if you (in our eyes) reveal any bias. That would be the true test.

  • SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    Let there be no much arguments amongst the Untolders over the good referee review work done at numerous occasions by the Untold Arsenal referee review panel who are highlighting and pointing out the wrong small, big and major decisions making by referees which have swayed the outcome of PL matches against Arsenal in what is increasing becoming match fixing type whatever by Mr Riley’s Pgmol outfit. Due credit should be accorded to the referee review panel at the Untold Arsenal for the strenuous pains they go through before they come with a clean copy of the review referee review publications every week. This work is certainly not an easy work to do but hard. My kudos to the Untold Arsenal referee review panel. Please keep the good work on.

  • OlegYch

    http://prntscr.com/f5vq0u
    a bit of geometry 101 for Leon and Goonermikey

  • OlegYch

    Sb, “feeble attempt to withdraw the arm”??? fcking Navas kicked him in the arm with high foot

  • Leon

    OlegYch
    So what does your geometry prove?
    That he’s inside perspective lines?
    Anymore offside and he’d be in the Sobell Centre

  • OlegYch

    Leon, anything on the left of the middle line is closer to the goal than Monreal feet/head

  • OlegYch

    or knee for that matter

  • Leon

    Olegych

    Do you know what? I think you’re absolutely right.
    I was looking at the other player (Ozil I think) who was offside but not making a play, whereas Monreal came from being just onside. My fault, I was confusing the two of them.
    Sorry for doubting you Walter.
    Goonermikey take note.

  • OlegYch

    oh that explains it

  • Leon

    Feel free to gloat🙄

  • Vince

    About the Monreal handball incident, surely Navas kicking Monreal arm (even if it was accidental) should be given as a foul against City, right?

  • Nitram

    Leon

    I wondered if you had got the players mixed up.

    Well done sir for admitting your error. Easily done I can attest to that.

  • Leon

    Nitram
    I certainly did, and not for the first time.’

  • JP

    I agree with Vince. Walter could you elaborate? Why do you not see the kick to Monreal’s arm as a foul? I am not trying to challenge your views, I would merely like an explanation to improve my understanding of the rules.

  • MickHazel

    I agree with Vince and JP. Navas kicking Monreals arm caused the handball, how could that possibly be construed as anything other than entirely accidental. I also disagree that his arm is in an unnatural position, given his body position and falling forward movement it is entirely natural to have your arms outstretched for balance. He is not looking up at the ball either, he is looking down.
    You could also make a good case for Navas being penalized for a high boot.
    I do not see any evidence at all to support a penalty being awarded. Could it be Walter that you are going out of your way to appear unbiased!!!

  • finsbury

    The village idiot with another unsuccessful effort atvteolking the connect section at Untold.

    This is another helpful review following yet another accurate preview for Sunday’s match. Thank you.

    Given this reliable and observable record I think everyone can understand why the gr*t sniffing Experts have been failing to troll the comments section for so long now.