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This week’s ‘Formally Talking’ is significantly shorter than regular as a result of FA Cup Semi Finals and the Premier League matches unfold out over the beginning of this week.

WEEK 32 REFEREE PERFORMANCE REVIEW

FRIDAY 16TH APRIL

EVERTON V TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR Consequence 2-2
Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. Fourth official: Craig Pawson. VAR: Andre Marriner. Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis.

The massive speaking level on this sport was the award of a penalty kick to Everton. Referee Oliver was close to to play and agency along with his determination. When replays had been proven from completely different angles it appeared to me that the Everton participant had gone to floor fairly simply and that it was not a foul. VAR didn’t become involved they didn’t see it has a transparent and apparent error.

Harry Kane scored two glorious objectives and a resilient Everton managed a draw.

SATURDAY 17TH APRIL

NEWCASTLE UNITED V WEST HAM UNITED Consequence 3-2
Referee: Kevin Pal. Assistants: Simon Beck, Adrian Holmes. Fourth official: Darren England. VAR: Simon Hooper. Assistant VAR: Matthew Wilkes.

There was an excellent piece of officiating on this sport when Kevin Pal utilized a bonus on the midway line following a reckless problem by Dawson of West Ham United. Play continued and after a mix-up by some West Ham defenders, the ball completed within the internet. Properly completed, Referee.

This was a much-needed win for Newcastle United and possibly retains their place within the Premier League for subsequent season.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS V SHEFFIELD UNITED Consequence 1-0
Referee: Robert Jones. Assistants: Darren Cann, Mark Scholes. Fourth official: Andy Madley. VAR: Chris Kavanagh. Assistant VAR: Peter Kirkup.

I used to be fairly shocked when Referee Jones (one of many new guys on the block) issued a yellow card to Sheffield United’s Brewster notably while you take one other take a look at the replay.

Wolves participant Rayan Ait-Nouri was lucky to not obtain a crimson card for what was a critical foul play problem. The place was VAR Chris Kavanagh? He will need to have seen the identical clip that was obtainable to me on tv replays?!

SUNDAY 18TH APRIL

ARSENAL V FULHAM RESULT 1-1
Referee: Craig Pawson. Assistants: Scott Ledger, Richard West. Fourth official: Simon Hooper. VAR: Stuart Attwell. Assistant VAR: Constantine Hatzidakis.

I’ve expressed my issues in regards to the accuracy of the expertise that’s used to evaluate offside choices. Arsenal had what I consider ought to have been a superb objective dominated out. I additionally consider that the advantage of doubt ought to go to the scorer on these events.

Within the build-up to the award of a penalty kick to Fulham, Arsenal had been claiming offside with one other tight judgment. VAR dominated not offside and one wonders what the distinction was to that Arsenal objective dominated out determination.
Craig Pawson the referee was in a superb place to rule out claims for a penalty kick. Nevertheless, his assistant raised his flag and a assessment occurred by way of VAR and a penalty kick awarded.

My view that is NOT a penalty kick and never a transparent and apparent error. The Fulham participant ought to have been yellow-carded for an act of simulation
The Arsenal objective was appropriately awarded within the dying seconds of the sport according to the offside regulation. The scorer got here from an onside place to attain. There was an Arsenal participant standing in an offside place within the build-up however he was not energetic and was not interfering with an opponent.

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