Saturday twenty eighth August
MANCHESTER CITY V ARSENAL RESULT 5-0
Referee: Martin Atkinson. Assistants: Lee Betts, Richard West. Fourth official: Andy Madley. VAR: Darren England. Assistant VAR: Peter Kirkup.
The problem by Xhaka of Arsenal left referee Atkinson with no alternative aside from to dismiss the participant.
I’m wondering when this participant will be taught that when he launches himself off the bottom with two ft, he’s reckless and his actions endanger his opponent a critical foul play problem.
On this recreation, a Manchester Metropolis participant was fortunate to flee a sanction when responding to an Arsenal participant’s push. Town participant used his hand illegally by swiping it throughout his opponent’s face.
Arsenal have numerous work to do to return to their previous type beneath Arsne Wenger
ASTON VILLA V BRENTFORD RESULT 1-1
Referee: Peter Bankes. Assistants: James Mainwaring, Wade Smith. Fourth official: Oliver Langford. VAR: Lee Mason. Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes.
This was an open and gratifying recreation with referee Peter Bankes delivering a efficiency with out controversy.
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION V EVERTON RESULT 0-2
Referee: Jonathan Moss. Assistants: Marc Perry, Timothy Wooden. Fourth official: Tony Harrington. VAR: Simon Hooper. Assistant VAR: Eddie Sensible.
One of many speaking factors on this recreation was when Referee Moss was too fast on the whistle and stopped what may have been a transparent alternative for a shot on purpose.
Referees on the prime degree ought to have the braveness to delay the whistle on events to see if an assault or shot on purpose develops. The regulation provides them time to do that.
Typically the ‘lighter contact’ method was utilized and gamers responded positively.
NEWCASTLE UNITED V SOUTHAMPTON RESULT 2-2
Referee: Paul Tierney. Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Ian Hussin. Fourth official: John Brooks. VAR: Mike Dean. Assistant VAR: Dan Robathan.
Referee Tierney produced a wonderful efficiency and performed some wonderful benefits.
The VAR didn’t want to come back in and verify on a penalty kick as Referee Tierney was in a wonderful place to make an correct judgment. The VAR intervention got here in and Southampton appropriately awarded a penalty kick
NORWICH CITY V LEICESTER CITY RESULT 1-2
Referee: Robert Jones. Assistants: Scott Ledger, Derek Eaton. Fourth official: Keith Stroud. VAR: David Coote. Assistant VAR: Nick Hopton.
VAR made intervention on this match and penalty kick was awarded to Norwich Metropolis off the again of it.
Leicester Metropolis’s second purpose was the results of a wonderful benefit utilized by referee Robert Jones.
Norwich Metropolis ‘equaliser’ was appropriately dominated out for offside, with a Norwich participant instantly within the line of sight of the goalkeeper.
WEST HAM UNITED V CRYSTAL PALACE RESULT 2-2
Referee: Stuart Attwell. Assistants: Dan Cook dinner, Harry Lennard. Fourth official: Josh Smith. VAR: Graham Scott. Assistant VAR: Simon Lengthy.
One other good efficiency from Referee Stuart Attwell, with the sport passing with none main incident.
LIVERPOOL V CHELSEA RESULT 1-1
Referee: Anthony Taylor. Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn. Fourth official: Craig Pawson. VAR: Chris Kavanagh. Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis.
We proceed to witness referees in Premier League video games undertake the ‘lighter contact’ method in video games. There isn’t a doubt that it’s producing video games which might be extra gratifying to look at given so much much less stoppages.
The hazard in fact to the gamers might be extra accidents as some foul tackles are ignored by referees in favour of retaining the sport flowing.
The conflict between Liverpool and Chelsea noticed Anthony Taylor utilizing all his undoubted ability units and expertise to maintain a lid on issues.
Salah was held again in a problem anticipating the whistle to be blown. It was not so his response was to point out a transparent act of dissent by kicking the ball away. That is an offence for which a yellow card ought to have been the end result. Liverpool’s Fabinho who had a terrific match was placing himself about with a number of of his foul challenges been awarded with free kicks. As soon as once more Anthony Taylor stored his yellow card in his pocket quite than exhibiting it to the Liverpool participant for persistent offences.
If we’re to proceed to see this method by referees then like we witnessed within the Euros, participant behaviour is so vital.
The large resolution got here in added time within the first half when after video assessment Chelsea’s quantity 24 James was proven the crimson card for dealing with the ball on the purpose line stopping a purpose.
Referee Taylor didn’t see the incident and was suggested by VAR Chris Kavanagh to view the pitch aspect monitor having clearly outlined to the referee what he from his seat in Stockley Park had witnessed. Each Taylor and Kavanagh have been officers at Euro 2020 and incidents of this nature may have been mentioned.
Dealing with the ball
For the needs of figuring out handball offences, the higher boundary of the arm is consistent with the underside of the armpit. Not each contact of a participant’s hand/arm with the ball is an offence.
It’s an offence if a participant:
• intentionally touches the ball with their hand/arm, for instance shifting the hand/arm in direction of the ball
• touches the ball with their hand/arm when it has made their physique unnaturally larger.
A participant is taken into account to have made their physique unnaturally larger when the place of their hand/arm isn’t a consequence of, or justifiable by, the participant’s physique motion for that particular state of affairs. By having their hand/arm in such a place, the participant takes a threat of their hand/arm being hit by the ball and being penalised
• scores within the opponents’ purpose:
o instantly from their hand/arm, even when unintentional, together with by the goalkeeper
o instantly after the ball has touched their hand/arm, even when unintentional
Tv replays confirmed clearly that the Chelsea participant had glad the regulation by the actions of his hand/arm and an offence had been dedicated.
Taylor walked slowly to the pitchside monitor deep in dialog with VAR Kavanagh, additionally a Premier League referee and on the proof by the point the nonetheless on the monitor was considered the penalty kick and crimson card was issued.
I used to be stunned that Taylor was blissful to solely view a nonetheless picture quite than the video replay, a mistake on his behalf in serving to to “promote” his resolution.
Nevertheless, it was the proper name and I shall be stunned if these Chelsea gamers who surrounded the referee protesting will end result within the membership been charged with failing to regulate their gamers.
Watch this area.
Sunday 29 August
BURNLEY V LEEDS UNITED RESULT 1-1
Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. Fourth official: Craig Pawson. VAR: Chris Kavanagh. Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis.
Michael Oliver utilized a ‘gentle contact’ in what was a difficult recreation to officiate between these two groups who actually didn’t pull again from their challenges,
There was a transparent offside resolution, however the Assistant delayed his flag and the ball bounced across the Leeds penalty space. Nevertheless, earlier than the sport was halted, Burnley’s Ashley Barnes dedicated a reckless problem on an opponent. He was excessive and made contact along with his opponent who was additionally off the bottom. Oliver issued a yellow card, on one other day Barnes may simply have been despatched off for Severe Foul play.
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS V MANCHESTER UNITED
Referee: Mike Dean. Assistants: Darren Cann, Dan Robathan. Fourth official: Robert Jones. VAR: Stuart Attwell. Assistant VAR: Neil Davies
Within the Wolves v Manchester United recreation, we witnessed Mike Dean usually a strict enforcer of the regulation with a historical past of a mean 4 yellow playing cards a recreation adopts the ‘lighter contact’ method like his colleagues.
The large speaking level at Molineux centred round a problem within the construct up of play that led to United’s Mason Mount scoring the successful purpose.
I supported Mike Dean who was in an excellent place to evaluate if Pogba had dedicated a foul. The Wolves participant after the problem moved a couple of paces after which went to floor. You can not see if any contact had taken place.
Nevertheless, viewing one other angle in sluggish movement Pogba went to floor and with raised studs caught his opponent.
The place was VAR, the incident ought to have been reviewed by the referee on the pitchside monitor.
Had Mike Dean reviewed the incident it’s my perception that he would have disallowed the purpose and sanctioned POGBA with on the minimal a yellow card for the reckless problem.