Hand of Wes escapes – Wk 30

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Rafa’s Toon elbowed by Morgan’s  ‘clear’ handball.

The Hypothetical Premier League, using video referees for the big calls. 

Matches with Hypothetical Premier League change in red (real-life score in brackets).

Saturday, March 12

Bournemouth 3-2 Swansea City Referee: Roger East
Barrow goes tumbling inside area after seemingly being tripped by Daniels. Unreliable Roger East does not give a free kick let alone a penalty. The replays show the foul probably is committed outside the box – and East gets away with a potential match-changing howler! Goals on Sunday don’t show it. Or at least they had not before I switched off (mentally) and went back to sleep. So some personal research proves it is outside (see below).

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Swansea’s Barrow tripped by Bournemouth’s Daniels

Norwich City 0-0 Manchester City Referee: Jonathan Moss
Was Aguero brought down inside the box? It was mighty close. MOTD, as per usual, fail to review post-match. Over to Chris Kamara on Goals on Sunday but I miss Sky Sports’ permitted one minute of highlights, this game belonging to rivals BT Sport. Petty. So once more we get down to business and see that Moss is right!!!!!  Not just once but twice as he also correctly denies late City handball shout for handball. Never deliberate.

Aguero fouled at Norwich outisde box

Stoke City 1-3 Southampton (1-2) Referee: Lee Mason
Lee Mason misses a blatant Butland trip on Saints man Tadic for a penalty. I was there, had a perfect view. Pretty much the same view as Mason’s assistant, who sees nothing! As for Mane’s red card, the Saints’ sixth of the campaign (no Europa League via fair play route for them), it seems very harsh. Unless, that is, Mane deliberately heads Pieters’ nut while challenging for a bouncing ball.

Sunday, March 13

Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham Referee: Anthony Taylor

Monday, March 14

Leicester City 1-1 Newcastle (1-0) Referee: Craig Pawson.
Pawson right to deny Leicester and Vardy a 13th-minute penalty after run is checked in box by Janmaat. Then Vardy is decreed onside, by Dermot Gallagher, when setting up Leicester’s first-half ‘winner’ as Newcastle defender Taylor attempted to play the ball, thus making it a new phase. Simple when you know the rules, eh, Jamie Carragher?! But should Morgan have conceded a penalty, with his elbow blocking goal bound 82nd-minute drive. On Monday Night Football, special guest pundit Ronald Koeman says: “This is a clear penalty as he moves arm towards the ball.” Jamie C agrees, reluctantly and grumpily, still put out at having his half-time offside analysis rendered utterly redundant by Sky’s quick phonecall to Gallagher. 

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Morgan about to block shot with elbow

 

The Hypothetical Premier League Table (up to and including March 14) 

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD Pts PLPos (Pts)
1 Leicester City 30 14 13 3 51 35 16 55 1st (63)
2 Tottenham 30 14 12 4 49 23 26 54 2nd (58)
3 Manchester City 29 16 6 7 51 30 21 54 4th (51)
4 Arsenal 29 16 5 8 48 31 17 53 3rd (52)
5 West Ham United 29 14 9 6 46 33 13 51 5th (49)
6 Southampton 30 11 12 7 39 31 8 45 7th (44)
7 Manchester United 29 12 8 9 37 30 7 44 6th (47)
8 Chelsea 29 11 9 9 47 40 7 42 10th (40)
9 Liverpool 28 12 6 10 43 38 5 42 8th (44)
10 Everton 28 10 10 8 51 37 14 40 12th (38)
11 Bournemouth 30 11 6 13 40 50 -10 39 13th (38)
12 Watford 29 9 9 11 27 28 -1 36 14th (37)
13 Stoke City 29 9 9 11 28 37 -9 36 9th (43)
14 Crystal Palace 29 8 9 12 31 39 -8 33 15th (33)
15 West Brom 29 7 12 10 30 39 -9 33 11th (39)
16 Swansea City 30 8 7 15 32 37 -5 31 16th (33)
17 Norwich City 30 7 8 15 36 52 -16 29 18th (25)
18 Sunderland 29 7 8 14 36 52 -16 29 17th (25)
19 Newcastle United 29 7 8 14 31 54 -23 29 19th (24)
20 Aston Villa 30 4 6 20 23 59 -36 18 20th (16)

3 Comments

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  2. Global Yurtdisi Egitim

    04/04/2016 at 11:42 AM

    Why this site don’t have other languages?

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