by The Referee Team
Just in case you find the full weekly referee review to long – here is a quick summary in bullet point form. The full analysis will follow later today.
Matchweek 15 included these games
|Saturday 10th December 2016|
|Hull City||3-3||Crystal Palace|
|Leicester City||4-2||Manchester City|
|Sunday 11th December 2016|
|Chelsea||1-0||West Bromwich Albion|
|Liverpool||2-2||West Ham United|
|Manchester United||1-0||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Monday 5th December 2016|
The referees made 25 wrong decisions – a pretty typical number. 5 were second yellow cards, 10 were straight red cards, 9 penalties and 1 goal arising form an incorrectly awarded penalty.
The referees also made 15 correct decisions – all penalties.
Good and Bad Refs
Mike Dean was Referee of the Week – credit where it is due no significant mistakes
Michael Oliver was the worst referee of the week – 5 wrong decisions and no compensating correct ones
Overall it was a bad week for referees affecting the outcome of the games – we believe that 5 results were incorrect
Burnley v Bournemouth – should have been a Bournemouth win rather than 3 – 2 to Burnley
Watford v Everton – should have been a draw rather than a 3 – 2 win for Watford
Leicester v Man City – should have been a City win rather than the 4-2 win for Leicester
Liverpool v West Ham should have been a West Ham win rather than a 2 – 2 draw
Man United v Tottenham – should have been a draw rather than a United win
9 players should have had straight red cards
- Arfield – Burnley
- NDong – Sunderland
- Clayton and Branagan – Middlesbrough
- Cabaye – Palace
- Adams – Stoke
- Hererra – Man United
- Wanyama – Tottenham
- Mane – Liverpool – He should have had 2 red cards and was awarded the title of Villain of the Week
5 players should have been dismissed for second yellow cards
- Boyd – Burnley
- Fernando – Man City
- Tadic – Southampton
- McArthur and Snodgrass – Hull
Most favoured and worst done by
The PGMO continue to apply pressure to Arsenal – 28 Important Decisions against and only 4 in our Favour. In contrast United have 8 against and 28 in their favour.
Looking at the impact of wrong decisions on the points each team should have Bournemouth are now the worst done by as they should have a massive ten points more than their actual total, Arsenal and Middlesbrough should each be 6 points better off.
Man United have benefited most having 8 points more than they should, closely followed by Watford who have 7 points more than they should have.
For Everton, Hull and Sunderland so far it all evens out
All of the videos showing the incidents and our logic in reaching our conclusions will be in the full report – Referee Appointments and Results Matchweek #15 complete with video evidence to be published soon.
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