SM at 2015-02-22 17:02:59

Summary: A good point for Leicester but Everton will be disappointed when both Leicester goals were scored following goalkeeper errors. The second half saw play often moving quickly from end to end and this gave the Referee problems in trying to achieve credible proximity when viewing challenges. However, as there were no major decisions to be made the Referee “got away with” poor overall positioning. His strange arm signals gave an interesting dimension to his performance although not sure everybody understood what they meant most of the time.

SM at 2015-02-22 16:56:31

Corner to Leicester as play moves quickly from end to end. Referee has word with Baines.  Another corner to Leicester who are finishing strongly. Another corner for Leicester in final seconds. Phil Dowd blows the whistle to end the game. Full Time

SM at 2015-02-22 16:53:34

Corner kick to Everton in 1st minute of added time. Ball cleared and foul by Jagielka on Vardy.

SM at 2015-02-22 16:52:02

4 minutes of added time indicated by Andre Marriner.

SM at 2015-02-22 16:49:49

Everton equalise with a header by Lukaku GOAL!

SM at 2015-02-22 16:49:05

Foul by Nugent on Jagielko. Referee brings play back because ball was not stationary.

SM at 2015-02-22 16:48:08

Leicester substitution: King for Cambiasso

SM at 2015-02-22 16:47:20

Foul by Lukaku on Cambiasso. Everton substitution: Mirallas for Naismith

SM at 2015-02-22 16:38:21

Referee unaware Naismith received knock in face. Game goes on.

SM at 2015-02-22 16:36:22

Foul by Vardy on Gibson.

SM at 2015-02-22 16:35:14

Another break by Everton and Referee makes little attempt to introduce any movement to get near to play.

Foul By Gibson on Nugent. Referee gives from god viewing position but not to close. Bal goes for corner kick to Leicester.

SM at 2015-02-22 16:31:57

Cambiasso scores for Leicester to give them the lead.  GOAL!

SM at 2015-02-22 16:30:03

Corner kick to Everton. Again Referee slow to react to the fluid play by Everton

SM at 2015-02-22 16:28:20

Foul by Stones on Kramaric. Again weird hand signals by Referee

SM at 2015-02-22 16:26:39

Referee has decided to remain ahead of play to give himself a better chance of dealing with the Everton quick breaks.

SM at 2015-02-22 16:24:38

Leicester equalise with a goal by Nugent  GOAL!

SM at 2015-02-22 16:23:43

Good judgement by Assistant when Lennon is onside

Leicester Substitutions:

Nugent for Mahrez and Vardy for Schlupp

SM at 2015-02-22 16:21:35

Foul by Huth on Naismith. Baines to deliver kick which is cleared.


SM at 2015-02-22 16:18:57

Penalty appeal by Leicester but nothing given. Correct decision…ball to arm not intentional. Everton counter-attack and

Naismith scores for Everton GOAL!

SM at 2015-02-22 16:16:36

Corner kick to Leicester.

Substitutions for Everton:

Gibson for Barclay and Atsu for Besic.

SM at 2015-02-22 16:10:34

Corner-kick to Leicester.  Good viewing position adopted by Referee.at edge of penalty area.

SM at 2015-02-22 16:09:30

Strange hand-signals by Referee. What is he indicating if no offence has been committed?

SM at 2015-02-22 15:57:07

Half Time

Summary: Entertaining first half with Everton creating the better opportunities while Leicester defended very resolutely and fashioned a couple of chances themselves.  The one caution fully justified but at times the Referee is having difficulty in dealing with the quick counter attacks that Everton are able to make and hence is often some way behind play. Fortunately this has not caused a problem as offences have mostly been minimal and at the moment his use of the “quiet word” to Lukaku seems to have had the desired effect. So it can be said the Officials have had a reasonably trouble-free afternoon so far. Let’s hope it continues . See you for the second half.

SM at 2015-02-22 15:50:58

1 minute added time indicated by Andre Marriner.

SM at 2015-02-22 15:47:26

Foul by Naismith on Schlupp.

SM at 2015-02-22 15:45:16

Foul by Schlupp on Baines. Free-kick to Everton following good flag signal by Assistant.

SM at 2015-02-22 15:43:57

Good detection of ball out of play by Assistant Kirkup

SM at 2015-02-22 15:42:09

Referee not reading players intentions and has to react quickly to get out of the way in midfield.

SM at 2015-02-22 15:38:36

Good offside flag by Assistant Kikup.

SM at 2015-02-22 15:35:59

Another quick counter-attack by Everton has Referee struggling to make up ground.

SM at 2015-02-22 15:34:38

Referee has words with Lukaku after a small altercation with Huth. Good man-management.

SM at 2015-02-22 15:31:47

Good move by Everton and Referee achieves a good viewing position on the edge of the penalty area as the shot goes over the bar.

SM at 2015-02-22 15:30:30

Foul by Morgan on Naismith. Caution for Morgan Yellow Cardand Referee speaks to offender to explain why the caution was given.

SM at 2015-02-22 15:29:38

Foul by Huth on Lukaku. Referee slightly behind play but correct decision. Referee stands at free-kick position to supervise. Is this the best position?

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SM at 2015-02-22 15:26:42

Both Assistants showing god movement to ensure they are always in-line with the second rearmost defender. Good positive flag by Assistant Beswick to indicate Lukaku in offside position.

SM at 2015-02-22 15:20:18

I already wonder if the Referee will be in close proximity if a “big” decision is needed to achieve credibility. We shall see!

SM at 2015-02-22 15:18:06

Referee gives advantage signal although no apparent offence committed.

SM at 2015-02-22 15:17:20

Quick Everton break leaves Referee having difficulty in introducing a good acceleration to achieve  good position.quickly. Fortunately no decision required as ball cleared by defenders.

SM at 2015-02-22 15:15:05

Referee quite pedestrian in midfield and almost in players way when ball played infield.

SM at 2015-02-22 15:12:09

Poor movement by Referee – looks sluggish and already not up with play.

SM at 2015-02-22 15:10:42

Foul by Besic on Mahrez but free-kick comes to nothing

SM at 2015-02-22 15:08:27

1st corner kick of the game to Leicester

SM at 2015-02-22 15:05:27

Phil Dowd gets the game underway

SM at 2015-02-22 14:59:28

Welcome to this afternoons match between Everton and Leicester City from Goodison Park. Everton have won 1 drawn 3 and won just 1 of their last 6 league games but had an excellent win in Switzerland on Thursday beating Young Boys of Berne 4-1. Leicester have won 1 drawn 1 and lost 4 of their last 6 league games and are currently bottom of the league hence desperately needing a win to try to keep in touch with the other teams in relegation trouble.

Todays officials are:

Referee: Phil Dowd    Assistants: Peter Kirkup and Gary Beswick

4th Official: Andre Marriner.

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