2022/23 PL Season – Matchweek 4 & 5 – Refereeing matters

by Andrew Crawshaw

Arsenal developing

What did we learn from the referees in Matchweek 3?

Bournemouth v Arsenal  – I thought Referee Craig Pawson had a good game, he was reasonably even-handed and missed nothing I thought was serious.

  • Min 11 VAR check for Ben White showed he had timed his run to perfection
  • Min 18+ Referee allowing a few tackles to go
  • Min 27 Zemura with one too many challenges gets yellow card
  • Min 43 Offside given against Saka but Martinelli took the ball
  • Min 52 Jesus boobed for being a little too determined (was a foul)
  • Min 60 Martinelli taken out correct yellow card for Smith
  • Min 72 Jesus goal ruled out by VAR for the tightest of offsides, they needed a magnifying glass for that one.

Tottenham v Wolverhampton W – Referee Simon Hooper

Harry Kane continues to lead a charmed life in avoiding cards  Elbows a Wolves player to the ground from behind when running past him.  (Thanks to Chris for his post).

Newcastle v Manchester City – Referee Jarred Gillett

Min 73 Trippier initially given a straight red card for a foul on De Bruyne, this was overturned following a VAR review and a yellow card awarded instead.

IIWGX moments of the week (If it were Granit Xhaka)

  1. Karry Kane escaping with no card – again
  2. Kieran Trippier having his straight red card reduced to a yellow following a VAR intervention

Who is on duty this coming weekend and also for the midweek games?

Matchweek 4 – Saturday/Sunday

Match Referee Assistant Referees 4th Official VAR referee Assistant VAR Referee
Saturday 12:30
Southampton

v

Man United

Andy Madley Marc Perry

Eddie Smart

Anthony Taylor Peter Bankes Derek Eaton
Saturday 15:00
Brentford

v

Everton

John Brookes Gary Beswick

Adam Nonn

David Webb Lee Mason Natalie Aspinal
Brighton

v

Leeds

Michael Salisbury Neil Davies

Matthew Wilkes

James Linnington Mike Dean Nick Hopton
Chelsea

v

Leicester

Paul Tierney Stuart Burt

Dan Cook

David Coote Andre Marriner Ian Hussin
Liverpool

v

Bournemouth

Stuart Attwell Constantine Hatzidakis

James Mainwaring

Matt Donohue Craig Pawson Timothy Wood
Man City v Crystal Palace Graham Scott Harry Leonnard

Adrian Holmes

Darren Bond Simon Hooper Steve Meredith
Saturday 17:30
Arsenal

v

Fulham

Jarred Gillett Simon Long

Richard West

Thomas Bramall Michael Oliver Lee Betts
Sunday 14:00
Aston Villa

v

West Ham

David Coote Nick Hopton

Timothy Wood

Anthony Taylor Michael Salisbury Simon Bennett
Wolves

v

Newcastle

Peter Bankes Lee Betts

Nick Greenhaulgh

Andy Madley Lee Mason Simon Long
Sunday 16:30
Notts Forest

v

Spurs

Craig Pawson Ian Hussin

Scott Ledger

Darren England Stuart Attwell Dan Robathan

 

Matchweek 5 – Midweek games

NB – All of these games will be live on BT Sport

Match Referee Assistant Referees 4th Official VAR referee Assistant VAR Referee
Tuesday 19:30
Crystal Palace

v

Brentford

Darren England Derek Eaton

Wade Smith

James Bell Craig Pawson Neil Davies
Fulham

v

Brighton

Thomas Bramall Constantine Hatzidakis

Dan Robathan

Stuart Attwell Paul Tierney Natalie Aspinall
Tuesday 19:45
Southampton

v

Chelsea

Michael Oliver Stuart Burt

Simon Bennett

Graham Scott Michael Salisbury Harry Lennard
Tuesday 20:00
Leeds

v

Everton

Simon Hooper Adrian Holmes

Mark Scholes

Andre Marriner Lee Mason Richard West
Wednesday 19:30
Arsenal

v

Aston Villa

Robert Jones Lee Betts

Ian Hussin

Craig Pawson Darren England James Mainwaring
Bournemouth

v

Wolves

Anthony Taylor Gary Beswick

Adam Nunn

Tim Robinson Graham Scott Mark Scholes
Man City

v

Notts Forest

Paul Tierney Neil Davies

Timothy Wood

John Brookes Mike Dean Adrian Holmes
Wednesday 19:45
West Ham

v

Spurs

Peter Bankes Eddie Smart

Nick Greenhalgh

Michael Salisbury Stuart Attwell Constantine Hatzidakis
Wednesday 20:00
Liverpool

v

Newcastle

Andre Marriner Simon Long

Richard West

David Coote Andy Madley Wade Smith
Leicester

v

Man United

Craig Pawson Marc Perry

Scott Ledger

Simon Hooper Jarred Gillett Matthew Wilkes

 

We shall be looking into the activities and bias of our forthcoming referee in the next post.

One Reply to “2022/23 PL Season – Matchweek 4 & 5 – Refereeing matters”

  1. Howard Webb takes over at PGMOL in October. May you live in interesting times.

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