Southampton v Manchester United

Southampton v Manchester United

Commentary By: Ref Cam Team

FINAL SCORE: 1 - 2



RCT at 2014-12-08 22:58:56

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Full Time

RCT at 2014-12-08 22:56:12

As well as his decision to caution Rooney – shows that refereeing is a 90+4 minute challenge, not thinking that the game is done and dusted with just 5 minutes to go ….


Full Time

RCT at 2014-12-08 22:53:51

Full Time

A very well controlled game by Kevin Friend and his team  - the late cautions of Maine and Fonte kept his standards …..


88

RCT at 2014-12-08 22:50:11

Yellow CardMiane deserved that – good refereeing ….

 


85

RCT at 2014-12-08 22:42:36

Just a word on Andy Garrett, the Assistant Referee on the near side who had very little to do in terms offsides and penal offences. A commendable display of concentration, will done Andy !


80

RCT at 2014-12-08 22:36:01

10 to go, focus, focus, focus, focus – almost home and dry …….


75

RCT at 2014-12-08 22:32:39

During the final 15 minutes of the game – see our twitter feed @youaretheref and enter our competition to win tickets …


71

RCT at 2014-12-08 22:29:44

So, Rooney complains to the referee that he wanted to play on, rather than have the free-kick, and from the resultant free-kick, they score. Still want the advantage Mr Rooney ?


70

RCT at 2014-12-08 22:28:04

GOAL!Goal for Man United ….


68

RCT at 2014-12-08 22:27:03

Wanyama’s challenage correctly penalised by Kevin Friend ….


65

RCT at 2014-12-08 22:22:39

Can’t emphasise enough how important it is for the referee to keep focused when the game is going so well – one error and the situation can change ….


60

RCT at 2014-12-08 22:20:14

15 minutes successfully completed in the 2nd half, no vast changes in the patterns of play ….


55

RCT at 2014-12-08 22:13:17

Here at You Are The Ref we think that Herrera is on his last chance – one more offence ……


51

RCT at 2014-12-08 22:09:41

Kevin Friend continues to manage the game without issuing formal sanctions – would you have cautioned Herrara for that challenge ?


48

RCT at 2014-12-08 22:06:36

Good focus and concentration by Assistant Scott Ledger so early in the 2nd half …


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RCT at 2014-12-08 22:02:48

No cards so far – here at You Are The Ref we think that’ s been well judged ….


RCT at 2014-12-08 21:54:04

The Nigerian referees had some ‘interesting’ comments regarding performance of Andre Marriner, especially with regard to the award against Jagielka for his challenge on Milner and for the leniency he showed to Mangala for his challenge on Eto’o.


Half Time

RCT at 2014-12-08 21:53:08

Over the weekend “You Are The Ref” were delighted to host a delegation from the Nigerian FA, a visit which included a trip to The Etihad Stadium to watch Manchester City v Everton and a physical training session at wintry Altrincham FC on Sunday morning.


Half Time

RCT at 2014-12-08 21:51:29

Thank you to @sarahjanecarter for your tweet – what would you love to win Sarah ?


Half Time

RCT at 2014-12-08 21:49:33

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Half Time

RCT at 2014-12-08 21:47:43

Half Time

Half-time, and a very good, solid refereeing performance by Kevin Friend and his team.  Thay have been able to maintain control in an appropriate low-profile manner, which has worked well.


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RCT at 2014-12-08 21:43:12

Close to half-time, would you have any advice for the Match Officials …… Let us know what you think on this, contact us on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com


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RCT at 2014-12-08 21:41:27

5 minutes to go and wise use of the advantage clause as Felliani concedes …


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RCT at 2014-12-08 21:39:01

I am thinking a caution just prior to half-time, not that he should invent one, would be good match management tactics, just a brief reminder of who is in charge …..


33

RCT at 2014-12-08 21:33:34

Now here’s the time to refocus … refereeing is about ‘tempo-management’ of the game – is that goal the ‘trigger-point’ for a change in temperature? Important that the referee keeps a tight rein on proceedings for the next five minutes or so.


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RCT at 2014-12-08 21:31:33

GOAL! a deserved equaliser for the Saints ….

 


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RCT at 2014-12-08 21:29:35

30 minutes gone and the intensity and speed of the game continues, as does the ideal level of intervention by Kevin Friend – no threat at all to his match control ….


23

RCT at 2014-12-08 21:26:10

First class positioning by Keven Friend, standing still outside the penalty area as Mane moved into the penalty area …


22

RCT at 2014-12-08 21:22:47

And just to illustrate the point, a well judged Scott Ledger offside flag ….


21

RCT at 2014-12-08 21:21:55

For Scott Ledger and Andy Garratt – it’s a focus and concentration exercise. So far, no penal offences and no offsides given, doesn’t mean that they have not made any judgments – the art of Assistant Refereeing is knowing when NOT to flag


21

RCT at 2014-12-08 21:20:55

A more than satisfactory opening 20 minutes for the referee and his team, they have been able to play a watching brief without having to intervene to a great extent – keep out of it whilst you can guys …….


14

RCT at 2014-12-08 21:15:39

Will the early goal change the game plan for the referee in terms of his match control, probably not, too early for the teams to change the way they play ….


12

RCT at 2014-12-08 21:13:10

FootballPoor play from the Saints, a gift for Van Persie ..

 


10

RCT at 2014-12-08 21:11:09

Both sides are ‘closing down’ in the midfield area, key for the referee to stay strong and be wary of any mistimed or reckless challenges …


5

RCT at 2014-12-08 21:07:00

I can understand Kevin not applying the advantage there, keeping a tight rein on proceedings in the first 5 minutes or so …


4

RCT at 2014-12-08 21:04:12

It’s a very lively a fast paced opening, from a refereeing perspective, it’s good to see patterns developing to enable the officials to read the game


1

RCT at 2014-12-08 21:00:06

FootballHere we go – good luck guys ……


RCT at 2014-12-08 20:56:55

Respect ….. remember… at whatever level, we are loving this photo ……..


RCT at 2014-12-08 20:54:49

Leicester based Kevin Friend is in charge this evening, in his 5th season on the Premier League list.  His Assistants are the experienced Scott Ledger and Andy Garratt, with 4th official duties down to Roger East


Pre-Match

RCT at 2014-12-08 20:49:15

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RCT at 2014-12-08 20:48:37

Our thanks to Jason Pettigrove @jasonpettigrove for his thoughts on twitter on our interview with Keith Hackett and Tony Gale – as Jason states “head over to the site and have a listen”


Pre-Match

RCT at 2014-12-08 20:45:32

Southampton featured on our RefCam coverage last weekend against Manchester City, let’s see how they get on this evening against City’s local rivals in a game which will provide a good pointer to who may take that illusive 4th place at the end of the season.


Pre-match

RCT at 2014-12-08 20:43:46

The Nigerian referees had some ‘interesting’ comments regarding performance of Andre Marriner, especially with regard to the award against Jagielka for his challenge on Milner and for the leniency he showed to Mangala for his challenge on Eto’o.


Pre-match

RCT at 2014-12-08 20:38:54

Over the weekend “You Are The Ref” were delighted to host a delegation from the Nigerian FA, a visit which included a trip to The Etihad Stadium to watch Manchester City v Everton and a physical training session at wintry Altrincham FC on Sunday morning.


Pre-Match

RCT at 2014-12-08 20:35:45

If you are tuning in from the UK, hope your team got a favourable draw in the 3rd Round of The FA Cup


Pre-Match

RCT at 2014-12-08 20:34:28

Welcome to our coverage of Southampton v Manchester United ….