Hull City v Stoke City


AM at 2014-08-24 15:37:20

Overall summary.

The referee has correctly shown 1 red card and 4 yellow cards in this game, he was consistent and correct in his application of law in this aspect. Following the Stoke City equaliser there is a clear incorrect throw in awarded to Stoke by the referee when it should have in fact been awarded to Hull. There was a clear deflection off the 3 of Stoke with the ball then going out of play. From the resulting throw in by Stoke the ball is then played into the Hull defending penalty area and a goal is then scored by 17 of Stoke. It just goes to show how important it is to get right routine throw ins. As we then have a key match incident to discuss. Both Assistants supported the referee well and in terms of their key role of offside all these decisions were accurate and correct. We also saw today the use of goal line technology which confirmed the Stoke goal and the ball had fully crossed over the Hull defending goal line.

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AM at 2014-08-24 15:23:21

The referee blows his whistle to signal full time

AM at 2014-08-24 15:22:42

In the final moments the referee must remain fully in control, Hull are pressing forward for a 2nd goal, the ball just goes over the Stoke bar following a shot by a Hull player

AM at 2014-08-24 15:19:26

Corner kick to Hull awarded – Hull happy to let time move on and there is then a late challenge by 8 on Stoke 2 would like to see the referee move in and have a calming word with both players as the grappling could escalate – 4 minutes added time no free kick awarded to Hull

AM at 2014-08-24 15:16:04

Going back to the Stoke goal replays show that the throw in awarded to Stoke just before the goal should have in fact been awarded to Hull as there was a clear deflection off the No. 3 of Stoke when the ball went out of play

AM at 2014-08-24 15:14:07

Stoke score a goal No. 17 with the ball just going fully going over the Hull defending goal line

AM at 2014-08-24 15:12:08

Stoke awarded a contested throw in when it appeared to take a deflection out of play from a Stoke player

AM at 2014-08-24 15:10:08

As we enter the final 8 minutes and added time the match officials will now need to remain fully focussed as the tempo could change at any point

AM at 2014-08-24 15:08:52

No foul given by the referee with a Hull and Stoke player contesting the ball. Hull sub 18 off 17 on

AM at 2014-08-24 15:06:57

Foul by 7 Hull on Stoke goal keeper, free kick awarded to Stoke, then followed by a goal kick to Hull

AM at 2014-08-24 15:04:57

Hull sub 29 off 7 on the referee is seen to be encouraging the 29 of Hull to quicken his movement in leaving the field of play, this is good and pro active refereeing

AM at 2014-08-24 15:02:57

Advantage played to Stoke the referee has displayed the signal some time after the challenge by the Hull player on the Stoke player and probably lost its effect in this situation

AM at 2014-08-24 15:01:23

  • Don’t forget to tune into our new feature – The Ref Show – this week in which Alan Biggs, Keith Hackett and Roger Dilkes discussed the opening games of the Premier League season.
    • Among the issues that were discussed were: Chris Foy and his award of a penalty kick for handball followed by a red card.
  • Craig Pawson and his non penalty kick.
  • Michael Oliver and the yellow card shown to Diego Costa – Burnley v Chelsea

AM at 2014-08-24 14:58:52

Throw in to Hull the referee is seen to be monitoring the time being taken by the Hull player

AM at 2014-08-24 14:57:03

4th Official Mike Dean is being pro active in his management of the Technical Areas

AM at 2014-08-24 14:56:17

Goal kick signal from AR Ian Hussin – contested by 17 of Stoke but the Assistant was in the perfect position to award

AM at 2014-08-24 14:54:53

Great effort from Charlie Adam Stoke good save by Hull goal keeper. Corner kick to Stoke then moves to a quick break by Hull

AM at 2014-08-24 14:53:26

Good bounce and movement from AR Hussin getting to the goal line to make his judgement. Stoke sub 21 off 16 on.

AM at 2014-08-24 14:51:33

So far the referee Jonathan Moss has shown 9 yellows and 2 red cards in his opening 2 games.

AM at 2014-08-24 14:49:17

Yellow Card27 Bojan Stoke reckless on 18 of Hull and is correctly and consistently shown the yellow card. There are now 4 players on yellow cards

AM at 2014-08-24 14:47:52

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AM at 2014-08-24 14:46:06

Corner kick to Stoke – no grappling seen here –  and the ball is then played out of play for a throw in to Stoke close to AR Betts

AM at 2014-08-24 14:43:51

Hull sub 23 off 2 on well monitored by 4th official Mike Dean

AM at 2014-08-24 14:43:09

Stoke sub 25 on 10 off

AM at 2014-08-24 14:42:49

No free kick awarded to Hull –  3 of Stoke has shoved 27 of Hull assistance from the Assistant nearside could have added to award a free kick to Hull

AM at 2014-08-24 14:40:20

Yellow Card26 of Hull yellow card for kicking the ball away following a handball decision given against him. Good flag from AR Hussin to indicate a free kick to Stoke. Spray out and in use by the referee

AM at 2014-08-24 14:38:58

Hull will be looking to utilise all the time possible for restarts of play. The referee and his team will need to be mindful of this aspect as the half develops

AM at 2014-08-24 14:36:41

Free kick awarded to Stoke with the referee then ensuring that it is correctly retaken

AM at 2014-08-24 14:35:06

Far side AR Ian Hussin has the added challenge of looking directly into the bright sunlight and then towards the farside of the field of play into the shade

AM at 2014-08-24 14:32:55

The referee blows his whistle to signal the kick off of the 2nd half

AM at 2014-08-24 14:31:58

As we enter the 2nd half – Stoke I am sure will come out ready to take the game to 10 man Hull and pull a early goal back.

AM at 2014-08-24 14:30:45

As the match officials reflect on the first half – the red card shown to Chester 5 of Hull was correct for the denial of an obvious goal scoring opportunity for Stoke – A key match incident and correctly administered by the referee, there may have also been confirmation / assistance from the Assistant on the near side AR Lee Betts via the comms system. The 2 yellow cards shown  by the referee Jonathan Moss were also consistent and correct. I have mentioned in my blog that I would like to see the referee work on his acceleration in particularly on the quick breaks in play, this will add credibility to his decision making process. Teamwork has been good both Assistants making accurate and credible offside judgements which is their key priority.

AM at 2014-08-24 14:19:53

The referee blows his whistle to signal half time

AM at 2014-08-24 14:18:55

10 of Stoke and 27 of Hull challenging for the ball the ball then goes out of play for a corner kick to Stoke the referee is some way from play to make this judgement

AM at 2014-08-24 14:16:09

Corner kick should have been awarded to Hull following a deflection off a Stoke player. Could AR Hussin on the far side touchline have assisted in this situation? 2 minutes of added time

AM at 2014-08-24 14:14:18

Yellow Card2 Stoke reckless on 26 of Hull. Yellow card shown to the No 2 of Stoke

AM at 2014-08-24 14:13:15

10 man Hull score to go into a 1-0 lead. Scored by Jelavic, good non offside flag from AR Ian Hussin

AM at 2014-08-24 14:12:05

Free kick awarded to Hull after a slight delay, Stoke sub

6 Stoke off 27 on

AM at 2014-08-24 14:10:02

Yellow Card

Free kick awarded to Hull. 18 Stoke reckless in his challenge. The card was produced quickly and shown to Diouf did this really benefit the game and the referees management of this situation?

AM at 2014-08-24 14:07:48

10 man Hull working hard to take the game to Stoke. As we enter the final 10 minutes of this half all officials will need to remain fully focussed to bring matters to a satisfactory conclusion at the end of this half

AM at 2014-08-24 14:05:30

Corner kick awarded to Stoke following a deflection from a Hull player

AM at 2014-08-24 14:03:24

There was an extremely quick break towards the Stoke corner, just a quicker acceleration by the referee towards the player movement would been beneficial in this situation

AM at 2014-08-24 14:01:51

Corner kick to Stoke the ball is then played over the bar by 17 of Stoke

AM at 2014-08-24 14:01:01

Foul not given by the referee close to the edge of the Hull defending penalty. Arm movement to indicate no free kick given by the referee. Free kick to Stoke late challenge by Hull player on Odemwingie. Spray in use.

AM at 2014-08-24 13:58:02

Hull have had to reorganise and change their shape following the send off of Chester. Stoke are now taking the game to Hull

AM at 2014-08-24 13:57:04

Free kick to Hull foul on Livermore which was given after some time and Huddlestone 8 of Hull having words with the referee. A quicker award here would have been beneficial to the referees overall match control

AM at 2014-08-24 13:55:10

The referee will now be reflecting on the first 25 minutes with his colleagues over the comms system and ensuring that he keeps things tight to remain in firm control. How a key match incident in the 16th minute can suddenly change the tempo of a game.

AM at 2014-08-24 13:51:48

No free kick awarded to Hull as the home crowd roar for a free kick

AM at 2014-08-24 13:50:57

Throw in to Stoke good focus from AR Betts – throw ins very close need extra concentration!

Free kick to Stoke following foul by Huddlestone of Hull, referee ensures correct placement of the ball

AM at 2014-08-24 13:49:04

AR Ian Hussin is encouraging the 27 of Hull to quicken up at the taking of a throw in

AM at 2014-08-24 13:47:52

The tempo has risen somewhat from this red card and the referee and his assistants will need to be aware and raise their profile accordingly after a quiet opening.

AM at 2014-08-24 13:46:36

Red CardJames Chester Hull 5 is correctly sent off by the referee for the denial of an obvious goal scoring opportunity for Stoke. Free kick awarded to Stoke.


AM at 2014-08-24 13:44:11

Both teams are currently in the early stages of this game just getting on with passing play, which is allowing the referee to just keeping a watching brief at the moment. However things can quickly change.

AM at 2014-08-24 13:41:28

Offside correctly judged by AR Betts, clear signal and good timing of the raised flag. 18 Stoke offside

AM at 2014-08-24 13:40:18

Free kick awarded to Hull 17 Stoke on 23 Hull the referee awards from a good viewing position

AM at 2014-08-24 13:39:11

With the playing conditions partly covered in shade / sunlight it will be important for the match officials to keep fully their focus and concentration. Free kick awarded to Hull.

AM at 2014-08-24 13:36:58

Hull`s first corner kick is cleared by Stoke no grappling issues on this first corner

AM at 2014-08-24 13:35:45

Good movement from AR Ian Hussin who gets to the goal line to indicate a goal kick to Stoke – credible position. The referee then awards a free kick to Hull

AM at 2014-08-24 13:34:03

Long through ball through to Diouf which the referee has penalised with a free kick to Hull

AM at 2014-08-24 13:32:10

Good early focus and concentration by AR Lee Betts with a throw in signal to Stoke

AM at 2014-08-24 13:30:26

The Referee Jonathan Moss gives a signal and blows his whistle to signal the kick off

AM at 2014-08-24 13:26:59

As the Players enter the field of play in bright sunshine led by The Match Officials all will be fully focussed for the game ahead

AM at 2014-08-24 13:24:54

Final checks of Players Equipment will now be carried out by both Assistants to ensure that all Players conform to Law 4 – The Players` Equipment – prior to entering the field of play.

AM at 2014-08-24 13:19:47

The venue for this fixture is KC Stadium and:

This Afternoons Match Officials are Referee Jonathan Moss, Assisted by Lee Betts and Ian Hussin and the 4th Official is Mike Dean.

This is the Referees second Premier League game of this season. He refereed last week’s opener between Arsenal and Crystal Palace which Arsenal won 2-1 and there were 5 yellow and 1 red card shown. We wish them all the best for this game and also for the season ahead.

AM at 2014-08-24 13:13:47

There is an informative article covered by Alan Biggs of in which he talks about “Most pressure ever, says Webb assistant “ this was particularly highlighted with some key offside decisions yesterday and none more so than the Everton second goal which was scored by Naismith from an offside position and was covered by REF CAM.

AM at 2014-08-24 13:05:50

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AM at 2014-08-24 13:01:52

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As former team-mates at Manchester United, Steve Bruce and Mark Hughes know all about dealing with expectation – their problem is that the performances of Hull and Stoke have raised the bar for the campaign ahead.

Both managers led their respective clubs to their highest Premier League finishes last season and, in Bruce’s case, to a first major cup final and into Europe.



  • Hull have failed to score in their last three games against Stoke, losing two of those matches.
  • The Tigers have only won one of their previous 10 matches against the Potters (D5, L4).

Hull City

  • Victory would see Hull win back-to-back league games for the first time in 11 months.
  • The Tigers have lost their last two home league games without scoring.
  • They lost eight home games in last season’s Premier League – all but one of those defeats came after Christmas.
  • They won just twice against clubs who finished in the top half of the table in 2013-14 – no side finished with a lower tally.

Stoke City

  • The Potters have kept just three clean sheets in their last 23 Premier League games.
  • Stoke won three away league games last season – only relegated Cardiff and Norwich ended with fewer.
  • They have let in one goal in each of their last five top-flight matches.