Match Review: Martin Atkinson – Manchester City Vs Manchester United (2 – 3) [09/12/2012]

Match Review: Martin Atkinson – Manchester City Vs Manchester United (2 – 3) [09/12/2012]

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Today’s referee is Martin Atkinson

MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Martin Atkinson (2012-12-09)
Period 1
Min Type From On C/NC Reviewer Comment Weight
0 THROW IN MNU C Patrice Evra concedes a throw in. 1
0 FOUL MNU MNC NC Kick from behind not given 3
0 FREE KICK MNC NC 3
0 FOUL MNU C Patrice Evra Commits a Regular foul. 1
1 FREE KICK MNC C Gnégnéri Yaya Touré takes a direct free kick. 1
2 FOUL MNU C Wayne Rooney Commits a Regular foul. 1
2 FREE KICK MNC C David Silva takes a direct free kick. 1
3 FOUL MNU C Wayne Rooney Commits a Regular foul. 1
3 FREE KICK MNC C Gnégnéri Yaya Touré takes a direct free kick. 1
4 FOUL MNU NC Valencia goes down without contact from Clichy to win a foul, ref should have given a foul against Valencia 3
4 YELLOW MNU NC A deliberate dive, should be given a yellow card 3
4 FREE KICK MNC NC For the dive from Valencia 3
4 FOUL MNU C Rio Ferdinand Commits a Regular foul. 1
4 YELLOW MNU NC Ferdinand goes up to the ref pointing and shouting about the not given foul against Valencia which was a dive so the ref was right. Trying to intimidate the ref, should have been booked for dissent 3
5 FREE KICK MNC C Mario Balotelli takes a direct free kick. 1
5 CORNER MNU C David De Gea concedes a corner kick. 1
6 THROW IN MNU C Tom Cleverley concedes a throw in. 1
7 THROW IN MNU C Jonny Evans concedes a throw in. 1
8 THROW IN MNU C Patrice Evra concedes a throw in. 1
8 THROW IN MNU C Patrice Evra concedes a throw in. 1
9 THROW IN MNC C Gareth Barry concedes a throw in. 1
10 THROW IN MNU C Ashley Young concedes a throw in. 1
10 THROW IN MNU C Ashley Young concedes a throw in. 1
11 GOAL KICK MNC C Mario Balotelli concedes a goal kick. 1
12 CORNER MNU C Jonny Evans concedes a corner kick. 1
13 FOUL MNC MNU C Mario Balotelli Commits a Regular foul. 1
13 YELLOW MNC NC Stupid tackle, going through the Manchester Utd defender no need to make a tackle close to the Utd corner flag. Should have been booked 3
14 FREE KICK MNU C David De Gea takes a direct free kick. 1
14 THROW IN MNU C David De Gea concedes a throw in. 1
15 GOAL MNU C Wayne Rooney scores a goal for Manchester United. 1
16 FOUL MNC C Gnégnéri Yaya Touré Commits a Regular foul. 1
16 FREE KICK MNU C Rio Ferdinand takes a direct free kick. 1
17 THROW IN MNU C Jonny Evans concedes a throw in. 1
17 THROW IN MNC C Mario Balotelli concedes a throw in. 1
18 OFFSIDE MNC C Samir Nasri is played offside by Jonny Evans from a ball by Mario Balotelli 1
18 THROW IN MNU C Luis Antonio Valencia concedes a throw in. 1
19 THROW IN MNU C Luis Antonio Valencia concedes a throw in. 1
20 THROW IN MNC C Kolo Touré concedes a throw in. 1
21 THROW IN MNU C Rafael Pereira da Silva concedes a throw in. 1
22 GOAL KICK MNU C Ashley Young concedes a goal kick. 1
24 CORNER MNC C Gaël Clichy concedes a corner kick. 1
25 FOUL MNC MNU NC Yaya Toure goes down without contact from the Utd defender trying to win a free kick. Ref should have given a free kick against City for the dive. 3
25 YELLOW MNC NC A dive is a dive no matter where on the field and so should have been given a yellow card 3
25 FREE KICK MNU NC For the dive from Yaya Toure 3
27 GOAL KICK MNC C Kolo Touré concedes a goal kick. 1
28 GOAL MNU C Wayne Rooney scores a goal for Manchester United. 1
29 THROW IN MNU C Rafael Pereira da Silva concedes a throw in. 1
29 FOUL MNC C Kolo Touré Commits a Regular foul. 1
30 FREE KICK MNU C Patrice Evra takes a direct free kick. 1
31 THROW IN MNC C Gaël Clichy concedes a throw in. 1
32 GOAL KICK MNU C Tom Cleverley concedes a goal kick. 1
32 FOUL MNU C Jonny Evans Commits a Regular foul. 1
33 FREE KICK MNC C David Silva takes a direct free kick. 1
34 OFFSIDE MNU C Robin van Persie is played offside by Gaël Clichy from a ball by Luis Antonio Valencia 1
34 OFFSIDE MNU C Luis Antonio Valencia is played offside by Gaël Clichy from a ball by Rio Ferdinand 1
35 THROW IN MNU C Rio Ferdinand concedes a throw in. 1
36 THROW IN MNU C Rio Ferdinand concedes a throw in. 1
36 THROW IN MNU C Rafael Pereira da Silva concedes a throw in. 1
36 CORNER MNU C Ashley Young concedes a corner kick. 1
38 FOUL MNC C Pablo Zabaleta Commits a Regular foul. 1
39 FREE KICK MNU C David De Gea takes a direct free kick. 1
39 FOUL MNC C Pablo Zabaleta Commits a Regular foul. 1
40 FREE KICK MNU C Ashley Young takes a direct free kick. 1
41 THROW IN MNU C Rio Ferdinand concedes a throw in. 1
42 GOAL KICK MNC C Gareth Barry concedes a goal kick. 1
42 OFFSIDE MNU C Robin van Persie is played offside by Matija Nastasic from a ball by Luis Antonio Valencia 1
44 THROW IN MNC C Joe Hart concedes a throw in. 1
44 THROW IN MNU C Ashley Young concedes a throw in. 1
45 THROW IN MNC C Mario Balotelli concedes a throw in. 1
45 THROW IN MNC C Joe Hart concedes a throw in. 1
46 THROW IN MNC C Gaël Clichy concedes a throw in. 1
46 THROW IN MNC C Gareth Barry concedes a throw in. 1
Period 2
Min Type From On C/NC Reviewer Comment Weight
45 CORNER MNU C Ashley Young concedes a corner kick. 1
45 FOUL MNC C Gaël Clichy Commits a Regular foul. 1
46 FREE KICK MNU C Patrice Evra takes a direct free kick. 1
48 THROW IN MNU C Jonny Evans concedes a throw in. 1
48 THROW IN MNC C David Silva concedes a throw in. 1
49 THROW IN MNU C Wayne Rooney concedes a throw in. 1
49 THROW IN MNU C Chris Smalling concedes a throw in. 1
51 GOAL KICK MNC C Carlos Tévez concedes a goal kick. 1
51 OFFSIDE MNC C David Silva is played offside by Rafael Pereira da Silva from a ball by Carlos Tévez. Excellen spot from the assistant. Congratulations! Nasri was wide offside, but Silva only just and was more difficult to see. 1
52 OFFSIDE MNC C Sergio Agüero is played offside by Rio Ferdinand from a ball by Gaël Clichy 1
53 YELLOW MNC C Samir Nasri recieves a YellowCard for the following reason: Dissent. 1
53 THROW IN MNC C Matija Nastasic concedes a throw in. 1
54 THROW IN MNU C Michael Carrick concedes a throw in. 1
54 THROW IN MNU C Michael Carrick concedes a throw in. 1
54 FOUL MNU MNC NC Van Persie kicks Nastasic on the right foot, should have been given a foul 3
55 THROW IN MNC NC Matija Nastasic was fouled so should have gotten a free kick 1
55 FREE KICK MNC NC Matija Nastasic was fouled so should have gotten a free kick 3
55 THROW IN MNU C Rafael Pereira da Silva concedes a throw in. 1
55 FOUL MNC C Pablo Zabaleta Commits a Regular foul. 1
56 FREE KICK MNU C Chris Smalling takes a direct free kick. 1
56 GOAL KICK MNC C Sergio Agüero concedes a goal kick. 1
57 THROW IN MNU C Luis Antonio Valencia concedes a throw in. 1
57 THROW IN MNU C Wayne Rooney concedes a throw in. 1
57 CORNER MNU C Rio Ferdinand concedes a corner kick. 1
58 GOAL KICK MNC C Kolo Touré concedes a goal kick. 1
58 GOAL MNU NC Ashley Young was onside when Robin van Persie shot against the post. Goal should have stood. 5
58 OFFSIDE MNU NC Ashley Young was onside when Robin van Persie shot against the post. Goal should have stood. 2
59 GOAL MNC C Gnégnéri Yaya Touré scores a goal for Manchester City. One could argue that this goal would not have happened if the Utd goal would have been given. As Utd had the chance to clear the ball a few times I will give the goal as a valid one. 1
60 GOAL KICK MNU C Michael Carrick concedes a goal kick. 1
61 FOUL MNU C Rio Ferdinand Commits a Regular foul. 1
61 YELLOW MNU NC He should already have gotten a yellow card for dissent in the first half. 3
61 2ND YELLOW MNU NC He should already have gotten a yellow card for dissent in the first half. 4
62 FREE KICK MNC C Gnégnéri Yaya Touré takes a direct free kick. 1
62 GOAL KICK MNU C Wayne Rooney concedes a goal kick. 1
63 FOUL MNU NC Stops the ball with his foot, then pushes it forward with his hand. Should have been given a foul 3
63 FREE KICK MNC NC For the handball from Smalling 3
64 FOUL MNC MNU NC There was a push from Toure on Evra just outside the penalty area 3
64 FREE KICK MNU NC For the foul on Evra just outside the penalty area 3
66 THROW IN MNU C Luis Antonio Valencia concedes a throw in. 1
66 THROW IN MNC C Gareth Barry concedes a throw in. 1
68 THROW IN MNC C Gaël Clichy concedes a throw in. 1
68 CORNER MNC C Gareth Barry concedes a corner kick. 1
69 GOAL KICK MNU C Patrice Evra concedes a goal kick. 1
70 GOAL KICK MNU C Chris Smalling concedes a goal kick. 1
71 GOAL KICK MNU C Rio Ferdinand concedes a goal kick. 1
71 FOUL MNC C Carlos Tévez Commits a Regular foul. 1
72 FREE KICK MNU C Rafael Pereira da Silva takes a direct free kick. 1
72 FOUL MNU C Wayne Rooney Commits a Regular foul. Ref was maybe a bit quick to give the foul but the attempt from Rooney to have a real go at him was good enough to earn him a yellow card. But Toure escaped on the flank after the missed lunge. 1
72 YELLOW MNU C Wayne Rooney recieves a YellowCard for the following reason: Foul. 1
73 FREE KICK MNC C Matija Nastasic takes a direct free kick. 1
73 FOUL MNU C Michael Carrick Commits a Regular foul. 1
73 FREE KICK MNC C Gnégnéri Yaya Touré takes a direct free kick. 1
73 OFFSIDE MNC C Kolo Touré is played offside by Chris Smalling from a ball by Carlos Tévez 1
74 FOUL MNC C Gnégnéri Yaya Touré Commits a Regular foul. 1
74 YELLOW MNC C Gnégnéri Yaya Touré recieves a YellowCard for the following reason: Foul. 1
75 FREE KICK MNU C Rio Ferdinand takes a direct free kick. 1
76 CORNER MNU C Patrice Evra concedes a corner kick. 1
78 GOAL KICK MNU C Robin van Persie concedes a goal kick. 1
78 CORNER MNU C David De Gea concedes a corner kick. 1
79 THROW IN MNU C Rafael Pereira da Silva concedes a throw in. 1
80 THROW IN MNU C Tom Cleverley concedes a throw in. 1
84 GOAL KICK MNU C Luis Antonio Valencia concedes a goal kick. 1
84 CORNER MNU C Rafael Pereira da Silva concedes a corner kick. 1
85 GOAL MNC C Pablo Zabaleta scores a goal for Manchester City. If Zabaleta would not have scored it should have been a penalty for City for Smalling trying to change shirts with Dzeko 1
87 THROW IN MNU C Danny Welbeck concedes a throw in. 1
88 THROW IN MNU C Rio Ferdinand concedes a throw in. 1
88 FOUL MNC C Carlos Tévez Commits a Regular foul. 1
88 YELLOW MNC C Carlos Tévez recieves a YellowCard for the following reason: Dissent. 1
89 FREE KICK MNU C David De Gea takes a direct free kick. 1
89 FOUL MNU C Robin van Persie Commits a Regular foul. 1
89 FREE KICK MNC C Gaël Clichy takes a direct free kick. 1
90 FOUL MNC C Carlos Tévez Commits a Regular foul. 1
91 FREE KICK MNU C 1
91 GOAL MNU C Robin van Persie scores a goal for Manchester United. 1
92 YELLOW MNU C Phil Jones recieves a YellowCard for the following reason: ExcessiveCelebration. 1
94 FOUL MNC C Gareth Barry Commits a Regular foul. 1
94 YELLOW MNC C Gareth Barry recieves a YellowCard for the following reason: Foul. 1
95 FREE KICK MNU C David De Gea takes a direct free kick. 1
95 2ND YELLOW MNC MNU NC For kicking at Jones when the ball went out. Should have gotten at least a yellow card, would have been his second 4

Let us have a look at his competence numbers in this game

COMPETENCY SUMMARY – Martin Atkinson (2012-12-09)
Period 1 Called Total Correct %
CORNER 4 4 100.00
FOUL 10 13 76.92
FREE KICK 10 13 76.92
GOAL 2 2 100.00
GOAL KICK 5 5 100.00
OFFSIDE 4 4 100.00
THROW IN 27 27 100.00
YELLOW 0 4 0.00
TOTAL 62 72 86.11
WEIGHTED 62 92 67.39
Period 2 Called Total Correct %
2ND YELLOW 0 2 0.00
CORNER 6 6 100.00
FOUL 11 14 78.57
FREE KICK 11 14 78.57
GOAL 3 4 75.00
GOAL KICK 10 10 100.00
OFFSIDE 3 4 75.00
THROW IN 17 18 94.44
YELLOW 6 7 85.71
TOTAL 67 79 84.81
WEIGHTED 67 104 64.42
Totals Called Total Correct %
2ND YELLOW 0 2 0.00
CORNER 10 10 100.00
FOUL 21 27 77.78
FREE KICK 21 27 77.78
GOAL 5 6 83.33
GOAL KICK 15 15 100.00
OFFSIDE 7 8 87.50
THROW IN 44 45 97.78
YELLOW 6 11 54.55
TOTAL 129 151 85.43
WEIGHTED 129 196 65.82

Let us see if it evens out in this game and have a look at the bias numbers

BIAS SUMMARY – Martin Atkinson (2012-12-09)
Period 1 Manchester City % Manchester United % Total
Correct For 36 58.06 26 41.94 62
Correct For Weighted 36 58.06 26 41.94 62
Incorrect Against 6 60.00 4 40.00 10
Incorrect Against Weighted 18 60.00 12 40.00 30
Fouls Commited 6 46.15 7 53.85 13
Fouls Penalised 5 83.33 5 71.43 10
Period 2 Manchester City % Manchester United % Total
Correct For 37 55.22 30 44.78 67
Correct For Weighted 37 55.22 30 44.78 67
Incorrect Against 6 50.00 6 50.00 12
Incorrect Against Weighted 17 45.95 20 54.05 37
Fouls Commited 8 57.14 6 42.86 14
Fouls Penalised 7 87.50 4 66.67 11
Totals Manchester City % Manchester United % Total
Correct For 73 56.59 56 43.41 129
Correct For Weighted 73 56.59 56 43.41 129
Incorrect Against 12 54.55 10 45.45 22
Incorrect Against Weighted 35 52.24 32 47.76 67
Fouls Commited 14 51.85 13 48.15 27
Fouls Penalised 12 85.71 9 69.23 21

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3 Responses to Match Review: Martin Atkinson – Manchester City Vs Manchester United (2 – 3) [09/12/2012]

  1. nick allen says:

    shocking review ! totally wrong. martin atkinson who i must add is one of my least favourite officials , refereed this match in a sensible manner , allowed the match to flow and used much common sense and superb player management . im dissapointed that referees are now supposed to be robots and instead of using judgement ( and the loaf still says ‘in the referees opinion’ ) they are expected to HIDE behind their cards.

  2. Pablo says:

    Nick,

    It’s only sensible when a CLEAR goal for Man United was disallowed? When Man United are on the wrong end of bad decisions, right?
    What if RVP hadn’t scored that winning free-kick?

  3. nick allen says:

    no pablo thats not right , i have no beef with manchester utd any more than any other premiership club , my beef is with those who persecute match officials ! the ‘bigger’ clubs are guilty of this and imo their attitudes to officials pile more pressure on them causing more errors , if manchester utd were this time on the recieving end of one of these errors then unfortunately i feel they have been a victim of their own gamesmanship. we have some of the best officials in the world and the sooner players and managers shut up and allow them to ge on with their jobs then the quicker standards will rise….. you reap what you sew.

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