Huddersfield Town v Manchester City


s.m. at 2017-11-26 19:14:17

Summary: As expected the intensity rose  immediately after the Manchester City early equalising goal and in general the Referee dealt with the situations reasonably proficiently. He recognised the need to raise his profile when some of the challenges were over physical and reckless but there were inconsistencies  when correctly Fernandinho was cautioned for simulation yet a similar situation by a Huddersfield player in the first half was ignored. Also, the foul by De Bruyne in the second half was identical to the one which saw Malone rightly cautioned and yet no disciplinary action action against the Manchester City player.. However, the Referee showed a good fitness when dealing with the counter attacks which were mounted by the home team and got the “big decision” correct in making a judgement on the two penalty kick decisions immediately after the second half restart. He maintained concentration after the final whistle to have a clear view of the minor altercation between Van La Parra and Sane but in my opinion he over-reacted in producing cards to both players. Good co-operation between all Officials was noted and overall a reasonable standard of control was witnessed.

Thanks for being with me this afternoon

Don’t forget the next RefCam match is on Tuesday evening when Watford play Manchester United.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 18:55:07

Red Cardfor Van La Parra after the final whistle and Yellow Cardfor Sane after a stupid confrontation in front of the Assistant.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 18:52:26


Full Time


Foul by Williams. Free-kick to Man City. Correct decision. Silly foul by Mounie. Free-kick correctly awarded.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 18:47:23

Man City substitution. Mangala for David Silva.   5 minutes additional time.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 18:44:46

Substitutions Mounie for Hogg for Huddersfield and Guendogan for Aguero for Manchester City.   David Silva gets Yellow Cardfor foul on Huddersfield attacker.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 18:41:43

Corner kick to Huddersfield.   GOAL! by Sterling

s.m. at 2017-11-26 18:38:08

Foul by Silva on Williams. Correct free-kick to Huddersfield.  Man City substitution Jesus for Kompany.  Huddersfield Substitution Quaner for Ince.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 18:31:18

Foul by Sterling. Huddersfield substitution Loewe for Malone.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 18:25:31

The intensity of the game has certainly raised and Craig Pawson needs to be firm to ensure control is retained.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 18:23:58

A physical challenge by Walker on Van La Parra is not punished. 4th Official has dialogue with the Referee who then has a strong word with the Huddersfield manager who was clearly upset that the foul on Van La Parra was not punished. Sensible action. Van La Parra close to Fernandinho who falls dramatically. Yellow CardFernandinho for simulation. Spot on decision. The game temperature rising as Yellow Cardfor Malone is given correctly. Silly foul by De Broyne not punished with a caution. Huddersfield manager not happy and Referee has another word with him.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 18:14:23

Another good application of advantage by the Referee. Foul by Hogg on Aguero. Yellow Cardfor Hogg..  Good offside offence spotted by Ian Hussin.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 18:10:41

Corner kick to Man City. Hand ball by Sane correctly penalised.  Good advantage applied by the Referee as Man City move forward.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 18:04:45

Here we go again.    Good save by Lossl and Sterling goes down. No penalty kick. correct decision but in next attack Sterling fouled by Malone and penalty kick correctly awarded.  GOAL! Aguero scores to level the game.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 17:53:33

A good first half for the Referee as most offences were minor and easily recognisable. The Referee was able to adopt quite a “low profile” as the game was being played in a good spirit with the visitors having most of the possession but with the home team gradually being able to achieve some counter-attacks which tested the Referee’s ability to inject an increase in pace to always be within a reasonable distance of play. His “quiet word” approach in dealing with the foul by Sane was appropriate but with the visitors now being 1-0 behind, the Referee must be ready for a situation where a more stronger approach could well be needed in the second half.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 17:47:20

Half Time


s.m. at 2017-11-26 17:46:54

Foul by Sane on Williams. Free-kick to Huddersfield. Correct decision.  Corner kick to Huddersfield. 1 minute additional time cleared for another Huddersfield corner kick. Huddersfield score. GOAL!  Otamendi own goal.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 17:39:27

Another good flag by Ian Hussin to indicate an offside offence.  Foul by De Bruyne on Van La Parra. Free-kick to Huddersfield. Correct decision.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 17:33:47

Good flag for offside offence against Huddersfield forward by Lee Betts.  Good judgement of physical challenge by Kompany. No free-kick correct decision.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 17:24:12

Referee again deals well with a quick Huddersfield break.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 17:20:21

Two corner kicks in succession for Man City. Delph fouls Ince. Correct award of free-kick and “quiet word” for the offender.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 17:17:58

Another Man City corner kick. Quick counter-attack by Huddersfield tests the Referee’s sprinting and he responds very well.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 17:16:04

Foul by De Bruyne. Free kick to Huddersfield. Correct decision.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 17:13:43

Foul by Van La Parra indicated by a good flag signal by Ian Hussin. Good co-operation between officials.  A good judgement of offside offence following free kick.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 17:11:19

Most of the possession with Man City and majority of play within the home team’s half of the pitch. The Referee must maintain concentration. Foul by Ince brings first free kick. Correct decision.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 17:07:04

First corner kick of the game to Man City.cleared for another corner kick.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 17:00:42

Craig Pawson gets the game underway.

s.m. at 2017-11-26 16:42:34

Welcome to the second of today’s games which comes from the John Smith’s Stadium where the visiting league leaders, Manchester City, take on Huddersfield Town.    The Officials are:   Referee: Craig Pawson who will be assisted by Lee Betts and Ian Hussin with Neil Swarbrick acting as 4th Official.  Kick off is just over 15 minutes away so join me to see if Huddersfield can follow up their last home match victory over Manchester Utd with a similar result .