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URef Matchday 17 Review

Best Decision of the Week: Stuart Attwell’s decision to dismiss Tottenham’s 71st Minute Penalty Claims

72% of Fans agreed that Coady’s sliding challenge on Kane was fair and that no Penalty was the right call. Attwell was on the money with this call.  

Referee of the Week: Andre Marriner 

Marriner received a strong 4.1 / 5 Match Performance Rating for his performance in Liverpool's win over Watford.  In typical, Andre Marriner style, he issued just 14 Fouls! Marriner has an innate ability to play advantage and just let the play flow, which fans love. This style of officiating paired beautifully with Liverpool’s attacking nature at Anfield - It was a Refereeing masterclass from the experienced man in the middle who was not only consistent but correct with almost all of his decision making during the match. Well done Andre!  Matchday 14 Key Decision Approval Rating: 80%


Another strong week for Key Decisions! Well done to the Referees for a sensational Matchday. 4 out of the 5 Key Calls were deemed correct in the eyes of fans - well above the average Key Decision Accuracy! The only downside was that VAR intervention played a hand in two of the 5 Key Decisions eventually being deemed correct - That’s what it’s there for! 

Insight of the Week: Away Team Boost - Arsenal V Manchester City


When Paul Tierney Referees in the Premier League, the Away Team Wins a whopping 41% of Matches. City easily overcame Arsenal in this Fixture to further improve Tierney’s alignment with the Away Shed…


Strong Chemistry: Tierney + City

Manchester City + Tierney = 90% Win Rate: Tierney is City’s 2nd best Referee. City have played 10 Premier League fixtures under Tierney since 2014 and have Won 9!  Spooky Stat of the Week: Attwell Issues 8 Yellow Cards in Wolves V Tottenham!  Attwell is becoming a Card Machine! He is now 3rd this season in terms of average Yellow Cards per game - Issuing a hefty 4.11 per Fixture! He sits only behind notorious slingers Mike Dean and Anthony Taylor this season! 

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