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Referee: Lee Mason. Assistants: Simon Bennett, Adrian Holmes. Fourth official: Anthony Taylor. VAR: Simon Hooper. Assistant VAR: Matthew Wilkes.

Referee Mason introduced earlier within the week via the PGMOL that he was retiring from lively officiating. He’s to develop into the primary devoted Video Assistant Referee.

Manchester United participant Cavani appealed for a penalty kick claiming that he had been held, VAR checked however Mason was not invited to take a look at the pitchside monitor. He later scored with a pleasant chip over the Fulham goalkeeper and I awaited VAR intervention as a result of the Manchester United participant was yards offside. Oh pricey! VAR didn’t see that it had not touched a Fulham participant and we had one other big officiating error.

Fulham’s Bryan scored a deserved equaliser within the 76th minute.

Lee Mason walked off the pitch for the final time, by no means to participate in any extra Premier League video games.

Referee: Peter Bankes. Assistants: Neil Davies, James Mainwaring. Fourth official: Kevin Good friend. VAR: David Coote. Assistant VAR: Marc Perry.

Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford gained possession of the ball in Southampton penalty space and was fouled however stayed on his toes and couldn’t get a shot away having misplaced an angle to shoot. Leeds ought to have been awarded a penalty.

Bamford scored the opening purpose of the sport after a delicate move from Rodrigo earlier than Tyler Roberts transformed a rebound after Southampton goalkeeper parried a shot from Bamford to seal the win.

Referee: Stuart Attwell. Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Nick Hopton. Fourth official: Graham Scott. VAR: Jonathan Moss. Assistant VAR: Timothy Wooden.

Referee Stuart Attwell cemented his place along with his finest season so far. His working type and motion is athletic and his proximity to play is a energy.
He now wants to make sure a discount in key main incidents and is ready to discard VARs recommendation, have a look at the pitchside monitor himself and typically keep along with his authentic selections.

Attwell was sporting a blue shirt for this match and it clearly was the fallacious choice. The legal guidelines of the sport state that:
•       The 2 groups should put on colors that distinguish them from one another and the match officers,
•       Every goalkeeper should put on colors which might be distinguishable from the opposite gamers and the match officers.

Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring for Manchester Metropolis earlier than an actual controversial incident adopted.
Joao Cancelo was proven a purple card for the denial of an apparent purpose scoring alternative.  After he was judged to have introduced down Danny Welbeck, VAR confirmed the proper name and regardless of protests the match officers have been left with little different. Cancelos actions have been careless.

The star of Manchester Metropolis’s staff stuffed with star gamers is Phil Foden who after a solo run hit Metropolis’s second.
Brighton have been very resilient this season underneath Supervisor Potter. They began their fightback scoring objectives within the fiftieth, 72nd and 76th minute.

Referee: Mike Dean. Assistants: Darren Cann, Mark Scholes. Fourth official: Andy Madley. VAR: Andre Marriner. Assistant VAR: Stephen Baby.

Chelsea’s Timo Werner was inside his opponent’s penalty space when he acquired a kick on the rear of his calf muscle that resulted in him going to floor.
No penalty kick was awarded and this was a transparent and apparent error by the referee. It was one other big mistake by Referee Dean who had each proper to count on his colleague asking him to assessment the incident on the pitchside monitor.

Werner later scored however the assistant was right to boost his flag and rule it out for offside. VAR confirmed,
The German striker scored but once more however replays confirmed that he had used his hand to propel the ball into the web. VAR intervened and the purpose dominated out for this offence.

A penalty kick was then awarded within the match and VAR confirmed that this was the proper resolution.

Leicester opened their scoring with quarter-hour of the sport left.

We then had a conflict of two opposing gamers resulting in a mass confrontation. This was calmed down by the intervention of the referee and a few senior gamers. I count on each golf equipment to be charged for failing to regulate their gamers.


Referee: Andy Madley. Assistants: Simon Lengthy, Derek Eaton. Fourth official: David Coote. VAR: Graham Scott. Assistant VAR: Dan Robathan.

Everton opened the scoring with a well-directed header from Richarlison that discovered the again of the web.

It was good to see Andy Madley officiating his sixteenth sport of the season making use of some good benefit selections. He has for my part established himself within the SG1 group and I hope that his profession will proceed to advance. I’d additionally wish to see the return of Bobby Madley into the group for he too is a referee that’s dependable and smart in his decision-making. Each brothers present braveness and may cope with battle and foul play in a peaceful and constant method.
One disappointment was a transparent handball by an Everton defender that was missed by each VAR and Referee, I believe that the view that we had on the digital camera was not the one afforded to Madley.

Referee: Robert Jones. Assistants: Harry Lennard, Eddie Sensible. Fourth official: Tony Harrington. VAR: Martin Atkinson. Assistant VAR: Peter Kirkup.

Robert Jones requires teaching recommendation to enhance his motion and positioning on the sector of play. He strikes into the area of gamers and typically closes off their alternative to move the ball to a colleague as a result of he’s in the way in which.

The sport was even till the impasse was damaged in added time within the first half by Willock.

It has been an exceedingly tough season for Sheffield United who’ve been nicely off the kind of tempo and play that they delivered after their promotion to the Premier League.
I do assume that not supporting Chris Wilder was an enormous mistake and followers have been disenchanted when he departed.
I imagine that he was the man to reshape the staff within the Championship after which try to re-build and get them again into the Premier League.

Steve Bruce has additionally had a tough season at Newcastle United along with his staff in fifteenth place within the league. I labored within the North East for a few years and their followers are very vocal.

Referee: Anthony Taylor. Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn. Fourth official: Andre Marriner. VAR: Stuart Attwell. Assistant VAR: Scott Ledger.

There was a stunning contact earlier than the beginning of the sport when each groups fashioned a guard of honour for the retiring Crystal Palace manger Roy Hodgson who has served the sport extraordinarily nicely.

VAR appeared intently at a foul problem by Schlupp of Crystal Palace which for me fulfilled the Extreme Pressure problem that endangered the security of an opponent. He ought to have acquired a purple card.
I do hope subsequent season that after an in-depth assessment of VAR protocols they insist that on incidents of this nature the referee visits the pitchside monitor and takes possession of the choice. We additionally need each Referee and VAR to be extra accountable when errors are made. PGMOL, you’ll want to be extra clear. Don’t fudge and don’t fob stakeholders off.

Taylor and VAR will function otherwise within the upcoming European Championships in any other case he shall be on the aircraft house. Toughen up……

Now allow us to talk about Benteke. Please inform me how he stayed on the sector of play?! His body-check acquired the yellow card that it required. Then we had a mass confrontation and through that Benteke near his opponent used his left arm in a strike towards his opponent.
HE SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED HIS MARCHING ORDERS – Taylor and VAR you’ll want to get your act collectively!

Arsenal have been the deserved winners.

Referee: Chris Kavanagh. Assistants: Dan Cook dinner, Sian Massey-Ellis. Fourth official: Jonathan Moss. VAR: Paul Tierney. Assistant VAR: Simon Bennett.

Within the even opening to the sport, there have been misses at each ends with strikes on purpose going nicely over the bar.

Firmino opened the scoring within the forty third minute following build-up work by Mane and a cross from Robertson.
Matt Phillips then scored his first purpose shortly after the halftime interval and Oxlade-Chamberlain scored Liverpool’s third purpose within the 88th minute of the sport.

Referee Chris Kavanagh is actually bettering his motion on the sector of play and might be joyful that he delivered a very good efficiency.

Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Lee Betts. Fourth official: Darren England. VAR: Jarred Gillett. Assistant VAR: Stephen Baby.

West Brom issued a membership assertion advising that Sam Allardyce could be leaving the membership on the finish of the season following his try to retain the house golf equipment’ place within the Premier League.
It was at all times going to be an enormous ask with the squad of gamers accessible to him and Allardyce appeared relaxed in regards to the resolution after the sport.

I’d recommend that the apparent candidate for this job could be Chris Wilder, however we now wait and see.

Throughout the first 40 seconds, Antonio was introduced down contained in the penalty space by West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone who was rightly yellow carded. The penalty was nevertheless missed by Declan Rice whose shot hit the left-hand put up.

West Brom opened the scoring via Mattheus Pereira within the twenty seventh minute earlier than West Ham United Thomas Soucek equalised simply earlier than the half-time interval.

West Ham took the lead in 82nd minute from a header by Angelo Ogbonna and Lingard scored the away staff’s third and last purpose of the match within the 88th minute. His membership got here away with an unbelievably invaluable three factors to safe a spot in Europe.

David Moyes is for me the Supervisor of the season for what he has achieved at West Ham United.


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