Category Archives: Match Review

Mark Clattenburg and Manchester United v. Leicester

There is no doubt that a single call or a single moment can often change the momentum of the game. But let’s be clear when talking about Manchester United’s 5-3 shock defeat to Leicester: That is not what happened here. To be very clear, United came out of halftime with a 2-1 lead. At 56, Manchester United scored again. They

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Thoughts on the Premier League Referees, Matchweek 4: Clattenburg, Pawson and Mason.

Here are some thoughts I had watching a few of today’s Premier League referees in action. These are just my general impressions; they’re not scientific, and I don’t try and nitpick every single decision. But, as always, if you saw something I didn’t, let us know in comments below. Mark Clattenburg, Arsenal v. Manchester City Clatts was in rare form

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Red Card or Not?

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Let’s state this right up front: ManU are collapsing. So there’s no reason to go over their calamitous 3-1 defeat at Chelsea. What is worth discussing are two calls Phil Dowd made in injury time, one to send Nemanja Vidic off with a straight red card and one to keep Rafael on with a yellow. Either way, ManU ends up with

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