Aston Villa v Manchester United

Aston Villa v Manchester United

Commentary By: Andy Martin

FINAL SCORE: 0 - 1


Good Night AM at 2015-08-14 21:59:01
I trust you have enjoyed tonight’s coverage and please keep your views coming on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com Many thanks for all your interactive views and comments tonight, please keep these coming in and I am sure that the key moments in this game will be discussed on the Ref Show, so keep a look out for this and all the other games coming up this weekend. Have a good weekend, take care and enjoy your football! Kind regards Andy Martin

Matches coming up on REF CAM AM at 2015-08-14 21:55:21
I trust you have enjoyed tonight’s coverage and please keep your views coming on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com     RefCam has many more games lined up for August including tomorrow as St Mary`s Southampton ko 12.45pm   Saturday 15th August: EPL – Southampton v Everton KO 12.45   Sunday 16th August: EPL Man City v Chelsea KO 16.00   Followed by: MLS Seattle Sounders v Orlando City KO 22:00 And to round off a busy weekend we have Liverpool v Bournemouth on Monday Night with a KO time of 20.00hrs

Summary of Match Officials Performance AM at 2015-08-14 21:53:39
My overall summary would be as follows: Mike Dean has overall managed this game in a proactive and positive manner – he ended the game with 4 yellow cards and my only observation here would be that I was surprised that he did not bring out his yellow card earlier in the game (we would have certainly seen this last season) could it be early season or a change in his management of these yellow card situations this season? MD was overall consistent in his judgement and award of challenges, positive management of players seen and time issues ie he kept MU players moving towards the end of this game as they looked to hold on to their narrow advantage. The Key moment was as we discussed at half time and the outcome was that there should have been a penalty kick to Villa following a clear shirt pull by Darmain 36 who pulled down Richards 4 of Villa at a ck in the 38th minute. This game will be judged by the non award of a penalty kick to Villa and it is these big decisions that Match Officials are judged by. As for our Assistant Referees – SB has not had 1 offside to award and he kept his flag down correctly on the MU goal. Good support at a free kick to MU 2nd half. SL has had 8 offsides to award and these again were all correct there was just the one incident (63rd min) when I felt that he could and should of supported MD when 23 of Villa committed a reckless challenge on a MU player when a yellow card would also have been correct as viewed by the replay, but not even a free kick was awarded? As for Lee Mason he dealt with all matters and kept low key just what was required on the night.

Full Time AM at 2015-08-14 21:35:49
Full Time0-1 Full time summary to follow:  

90 + 3 AM at 2015-08-14 21:35:14
Villa claiming a free kick as Rooney races away to clear the ball out for a throw in to Villa

90 + 2 AM at 2015-08-14 21:34:11
MD keeps MU moving at a throw in proactive and positive

90 + 3 AM at 2015-08-14 21:33:21
3 minutes added time

89 AM at 2015-08-14 21:32:53
Contested throw in to MU Tim Sherwood unhappy with outcome throw in close to half way line Yellow Card8 Gana reckless

89 AM at 2015-08-14 21:31:05
No free kick to MU judged from a close view by MD

87 AM at 2015-08-14 21:29:34
Rooney again offside as Villa push up defensively

87 AM at 2015-08-14 21:28:49
Important as we enter the final 3 minutes and added time to ensure all officials remain fully focussed

86 AM at 2015-08-14 21:27:23
Rooney offside correct

85 AM at 2015-08-14 21:27:03
MD is continuing to show a good acceleration and movement around the field the play to make his judgements

83 AM at 2015-08-14 21:25:57
Yellow Card36 MU that is better MD correct and was how you consistently performed last season

82 AM at 2015-08-14 21:24:08
MU Sub   7 off with 18 coming on

81 AM at 2015-08-14 21:23:30
ck to Villa good signal by SB – again there is some grappling prior to the ck I hope that this is not back this season? we need to see some preventative action early on

77 AM at 2015-08-14 21:19:34
Villa sub 17 off 24 on

76 AM at 2015-08-14 21:19:02
Free kick to Villa and Rooney shows his dissent at this decision. MD feels it better to get on with play rather than enter into a debate, could have been a good time for a public word with Rooney to show to all that MD is in charge and what about some respect for our referee!

73 AM at 2015-08-14 21:16:02
Good non offside flag SL   Yellow Card21 MU CORRECT

72 AM at 2015-08-14 21:14:57
Another late challenge close to MDs position a free kick to MU awarded with no further action taken?

71 AM at 2015-08-14 21:13:51
Ayew 19 of Villa becomes the first yellow card Yellow Card

69 AM at 2015-08-14 21:12:16
19 Villa late on MU player, no yellow card in this situation? my only thought here is that last season MD would have shown the yellow card? has he changed his approach this season? what are your thoughts?     Let us know what you think by contacting us on either on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com Also have a look at – ‘Hackett’s Blog’ the former Head of Referees at the PGMOL and top referee looks daily at the current issues and topics and gives his open and honest views on all the latest happenings in particular with regards to Refereeing issues The latest highlights which are: Doctor and Referee only doing their jobs in the Mourinho row. http://you-are-the-ref.com/doctor-and-referee-only-doing-their-jobs-in-mourinho-row/ PGMOL are you acting in haste? Simon Hooper – the PGMOL let you down and Good to see a clearing of the air. News from around the World – The Youdan Trophy – Read about the excellent tournament held in Sheffield during the last week of July 2015 www.youdantrophy.com.  

66 AM at 2015-08-14 21:08:32
SL in a good position to judge ball not out of play – on goal line optimum position

63 AM at 2015-08-14 21:05:43
23 of Villa has committed a reckless challenge and a free kick to MU should have been awarded SL would have had a better view but a ck is given. Replays show the challenge was reckless a yellow card would have been correct in this situation

61 AM at 2015-08-14 21:03:04
Free kick to Villa MD is keeping a close view on matters I feel a yellow card is not far away though.

60 AM at 2015-08-14 21:01:57
MU SUBS 11 OFF 21 ON 16 OFF 31 ON

59 AM at 2015-08-14 21:00:22
Villa Sub 9 off 39 on

58 AM at 2015-08-14 20:59:55
‘Hackett’s Blog’ the former Head of Referees at the PGMOL and top referee looks daily at the current issues and topics and gives his open and honest views on all the latest happenings in particular with regards to Refereeing issues The latest highlights which are: Doctor and Referee only doing their jobs in the Mourinho row. http://you-are-the-ref.com/doctor-and-referee-only-doing-their-jobs-in-mourinho-row/ PGMOL are you acting in haste? Simon Hooper – the PGMOL let you down and Good to see a clearing of the air. News from around the World – The Youdan Trophy – Read about the excellent tournament held in Sheffield during the last week of July 2015 www.youdantrophy.com.

56 AM at 2015-08-14 20:58:22
Villa putting on the pressure on MU as SB shows a good movement along the touchline in field

53 AM at 2015-08-14 20:56:06
MD firm on throw in position to Villa front of the TAs, free kick to Villa in which MD speaks to MU player

52 AM at 2015-08-14 20:53:45
Thanks Terry Bucknall for your thoughts on the penalty kick to Villa. You wondered why it was not given? I made reference to the view MD had by looking at the corner kicker and maybe his gaze has missed it? only he will know but we need to tackle grappling in the penalty area

49 AM at 2015-08-14 20:51:10
Keep your views coming about the non penalty award to Villa     Let us know what you think by contacting us on either on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com

47 AM at 2015-08-14 20:49:35
SB signals a free kick to MU VERY GOOD SUPPORT FROM SB -correct intervention

46 AM at 2015-08-14 20:48:08
Early offside for SL against Rooney as Villa step up

2nd half underway AM at 2015-08-14 20:47:06
MD blows his whistle for the 2nd half, we are again early in the season (similar to last season) looking again at grappling in the penalty area with our referees needing to take positive action. This is an area that referees in the MLS games that we have covered here on REFCAM are extremely proactive upon

Half Time Summary AM at 2015-08-14 20:42:30
Mike Dean has managed the event very well overall as highlighted in my blog. I think he has shown a sharpness in his 2nd game tonight. His management of players has been first class and they have shown a real respect for him.. Good early management for those fouls that warranted a quiet word and the players responded to MD. Just the one KMI which I felt that a penalty kick to Villa should have been awarded. I was looking to MDs position for this one kmi and his viewing angle which may have not been the best on this occasion, should have been better, he was looking and retaining his gaze at the corner kick, when focus in the penalty area would have enhanced and picked up this penalty kick award. Both ARs have supported MD well. Defensively MU are pushing up and have caught Villa offside on 5 occasions. Whilst Villa have adopted a fairly deep defensive line and SB has not indicated an offside as yet with a good non flag on the MU goal.

Half Time AM at 2015-08-14 20:31:15
Half Time0-1  

45 AM at 2015-08-14 20:30:43
Throw in to Villa good arm / hand signal from MD 1 MIN ADDED TIME

44 AM at 2015-08-14 20:29:31
As we approach half time the only big talking point is the non award of a penalty kick to Villa. Key decisions are what games are reviewed and measured upon. We will review this incident I am sure at half time with our experts. But, keep your views coming in.

41 AM at 2015-08-14 20:26:38
What are your thoughts on the shirt pull by 36 MU ON 4 VILLA? A penalty kick to Villa?     Let us know what you think by contacting us on either on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com

38 AM at 2015-08-14 20:25:19
From the corner kick Villa are extremely unlucky not to be awarded a penalty kick following a clear shirt pull by Darmian 36 on Richards 4 of Villa just seen on replays

38 AM at 2015-08-14 20:23:44
ck to Villa as MD retains a position wide of the penalty area

34 AM at 2015-08-14 20:20:09
With nearly 35 minutes gone MD is managing the event well supported by his colleagues who are taking his lead well. Offsides awarded SB – 0 against MU SL – 3 against Villa

31 AM at 2015-08-14 20:17:53
A bit of a tangle from 2 players as play moves away offside from SL replays show a tangle involving 17 of Villa and 11 of MU WITH BOTH PLAYERS ON THE GROUND AND A TANGLE OF FEET AS BOTH PLAYERS ATTEMPT TO GET TO THEIR FEET.

28:07 AM at 2015-08-14 20:14:50
GOAL! 0-1 Replays again show a good judgement of not offside from SB

27 AM at 2015-08-14 20:12:33
Again another good non offside flag from SB

25 AM at 2015-08-14 20:11:09
Throw in from SL to MU did you notice the correct height and retention of the flag? good practice here

23 AM at 2015-08-14 20:08:55
No MU offside correct from SB Villa player in the middle keeping the MU player on side

21 AM at 2015-08-14 20:07:09
MD is putting in a good acceleration as Villa break down the far touchline

19 AM at 2015-08-14 20:05:33
No free kick to MU and a shake of the head from MD to confirm given from a close viewing position

18 AM at 2015-08-14 20:04:28
2nd free kick to MU Gana careless again another stronger blast of the whistle from MD

16 AM at 2015-08-14 20:02:43
Advantage MU correct signal from MD, KEEPS THE GAME FLOWING

15 AM at 2015-08-14 20:01:44
More of a blast on the whistle for that free kick to MU against Richards a word with Richards to calm down, good refereeing here, spray out and defensive wall retreat 9.15m

14 AM at 2015-08-14 19:59:28
SB remains in line with the 2nd rearmost defender absolute key for offside judgements

12 AM at 2015-08-14 19:57:48
2nd free kick awarded to Villa as MD puts in a sprint and a spin around as play moves around him

11 AM at 2015-08-14 19:56:32
1 FREE KICK SO FAR IN THE FIRST 10 MINUTES DEMONSTRATES BOTH TEAMS COMMITMENT TO PLAY FOOTBALL

9 AM at 2015-08-14 19:55:11
MU playing a good passing movement around the field of play, MD remains close to play no free kick against 11 MU

7 AM at 2015-08-14 19:52:46
2nd offside against Villa as MU play a high defensive line

6 AM at 2015-08-14 19:51:59
No free kick to MU correct MD

5 AM at 2015-08-14 19:51:17
1st offside against Villa SL good signal technique and body language

4 AM at 2015-08-14 19:49:40
Good eye contact SB and MD throw in to Villa

2 AM at 2015-08-14 19:47:49
1st free kick to Villa

1 AM at 2015-08-14 19:47:16
AR Simon Bennett (SB) is on the Technical Area touchline and Simon Long (SL) is on the near touchline

kick off AM at 2015-08-14 19:45:29
We are off

Pre Match AM at 2015-08-14 19:45:07
ARs give a final check to their respective goal nets

Players and Match Officials are in the tunnel AM at 2015-08-14 19:42:19
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5 MINUTES TO KICK OFF AM at 2015-08-14 19:40:26
There have been a number of high profile offside errors some of which have been highlighted here on REFCAM in week 1. Why? this is an area that we will need to look closely at tonight when we see FIFA. A/R Simon Bennett a referee whom I coached for 4 years at level 3 & 2B he showed great potential then and was one that I predicted to be destined for the very top. He is now refereeing on the National Conference List at level 2A. Simon Long is an experienced A/R at this level and is seen as a safe pair of hands. The 4th Official is Lee Mason who has been a referee at this level for many years and it will be interesting to view his management of the technical areas in view of the PGMOL management instructions to match officials regarding technical areas in the summer.

Match Officials have just completed their warm up AM at 2015-08-14 19:36:29
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Heavy traffic on route to Villa Park late crowd congestion could be a consideration for our match referee? AM at 2015-08-14 19:34:31
The PGMOL Management Team have certainly taken the decision in the summer to promote and give opportunities to Football League Referees with Simon Hooper taking charge last weekend in the Norwich v Crystal Palace game followed by tomorrow when we see Paul Tierney, who has just one Premier League appearance behind him, has been appointed to take charge of another newly-promoted team – Watford – in their home game against West Brom on Saturday.           There has been a lot of debate regarding the appointment of 2 Football League Referees in the first 2 weekends of The FA Premier League Season, but what are your thoughts? In News from around the World. The Headlines are “Another surprise following a largely good opening weekend”   Let us know what you think by contacting us on either on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com     Also see Hackett’s BLOG for his view and honest comment: http://you-are-the-ref.com/simon-hooper-the-pgmol-let-you-down/  

PRE MATCH BUILD UP AT VILLA PARK AM at 2015-08-14 19:30:59
The Match Officials selected by the PGMOL Management Team for tonight are as follows:   Referee: Mike Dean (MD) AR1: Simon Bennett (SB) AR2: Simon Long (SL) 4th Official: Lee Mason (LM)

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Pre Match Build up at Villa Park AM at 2015-08-14 19:24:34
Tonight sees the very experienced referee in Mike Dean taking charge of his 2nd Premier League game this week. Guy Beale was REF CAMs Commentator for Monday Night’s game WBA and Manchester City and he quoted at the end of his BLOG the following about Mike Deans performance… BUT …… for me, there were just a few times in the second half when he let his high standards drop a little. I was left with the feeling that although he looked physically fit, I am not sure that he always seemed “match fit” at times. By that I mean that there were a few decisions which left me surprised instead of totally supportive. https://you-are-the-ref.com/ref-cam/west-bromwich-albion-v-manchester-city/ This is a key area for us to view tonight and throughout this game please let us have your thoughts on how you feel that Mike Dean has addressed his “match fitness”?   Let us know what you think by contacting us on either on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com    

Pre Match Build up at Villa Park AM at 2015-08-14 19:19:19
    A very good evening and welcome to this live REF CAM Commentary game. Today in the Midlands we have seen heavy rain all day and this will make the Villa playing surface have extra zip and this will be a consideration for all Match Officials in their pre match preparations for this game. Which sees the up and coming Aston Villa with all their clear out of 11 players (including C Benteke at 32.5 million to Liverpool) by Tim Sherwood who brings in 9 new players with J Ayew at 10 million being their most expensive purchase. As for Manchester United they have also been very busy in the transfer market as this summer’s major signings include Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmain, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Sergio Romero. Those to leave Old Trafford, include Angel Di Maria, Robin van Persie, Rafael, Tom Cleverley, Angelo Henriquez and the expensive loanee Radamel Falcao. Manchester United are many peoples favourite to be Champions this season. What are your thoughts? Let us know what you think by contacting us on either on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com