SWANSEA CITY V ARSENAL
Commentary By: Mark Halsey
FINAL SCORE: 2 - 1
MH at 2014-11-09 19:13:29
This was a game of 2 half’s, the 1st half was a low key affair with one big talking point, which was the penalty claim for SC after a foul by A21 on SC10. In my opinion PD should of awarded a penalty to SC, having said that the second half was what we all wanted to see end to end, goals, challenges in driving rain making the conditions difficult for the players and match officials. I ask myself did PD control and manage the game, although we had 10 yellow cards 5 to each team, you have to say yes he did. His positioning was pretty central and he used all his experience to get him where he should be and I have to applaud him for the advantage he played after a foul on A15 leading to Arsenal’s first goal. He was well supported by his 2 assistants DC and SL.
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MH at 2014-11-09 18:53:42
SWANSEA CITY 2 ARSENAL 1
MH at 2014-11-09 18:53:11
MH at 2014-11-09 18:52:15
No hand ball on SC3 not deliberate sound decision.
MH at 2014-11-09 18:51:17
SC58 has got to be careful having just been cautioned.
MH at 2014-11-09 18:50:46
Definite foul on SC22 having just given 2 soft free kicks which occurred in front of assistant referee DC who didn’t indicate any free kick.
MH at 2014-11-09 18:48:49
Arsenal substitution 21 OFF 22 ON
MH at 2014-11-09 18:48:24
MH at 2014-11-09 18:46:38
PD has kept a narrow path of control but using all his experience to get him where he should be on his viewing angles.
MH at 2014-11-09 18:45:14
SC Substitution 7 ON 14 OFF
MH at 2014-11-09 18:44:47
A17 cautioned rightly for dissent by action.
MH at 2014-11-09 18:41:04
Sound off side by DC, PD correct to play on advantage.
MH at 2014-11-09 18:39:24
This is going to be a tough last 10 minutes for the match officials, their concentration levels need to be at the highest.
MH at 2014-11-09 18:38:11
Arsenal Substitution 14 On 20 OFF
MH at 2014-11-09 18:37:32
Swansea City fully deserve their lead.
MH at 2014-11-09 18:36:40
SWANSEA CITY 18 Gomis
MH at 2014-11-09 18:34:58
SC Substitution 10 OFF 18 ON
MH at 2014-11-09 18:34:34
We wanted a lively second half and this is what we’ve got.
MH at 2014-11-09 18:33:56
SWANSEA CITY 23 Sigurdsson
What a goal…….
MH at 2014-11-09 18:33:14
A3 on SC58 for stopping a promising attack
MH at 2014-11-09 18:32:10
PD has to be spot on with his judgement of fouls and non fouls, careless and reckless challenges with the heavy rain making the surface very wet as we have had 8 cautions so far.
MH at 2014-11-09 18:28:57
The tempo has now gone up PD has to make sure he goes up with it.
MH at 2014-11-09 18:27:56
PD quite right to stop play for a head injury. Referee has to stop play he has no option.
MH at 2014-11-09 18:26:53
On the advantage it was a foul on A15 not A23
MH at 2014-11-09 18:26:07
S C substitution 11 OFF 58 ON
MH at 2014-11-09 18:25:17
A21 cautioned and SC14 also cautioned
MH at 2014-11-09 18:23:48
Excellent advantage by PD for a foul on A23 leading up to the goal for Arsenal.
MH at 2014-11-09 18:22:46
ARSENAL 17 Sanchez
MH at 2014-11-09 18:22:09
for A20 cautioned for a reckless challenge on SC 20, but having said that SC 20 has made a meal of the challenge. Do not like seeing players rolling around getting other players cautioned.
MH at 2014-11-09 18:18:43
A winning a free kick after a debatable challenge by SC 14.
MH at 2014-11-09 18:16:03
PD coming in for some stick from SC fans but correct to give a foul to Arsenal for a high foot by SC
MH at 2014-11-09 18:14:41
A4 for a reckless challenge according to PD
MH at 2014-11-09 18:08:32
for SC6 for a reckless challenge on A19.
Has PD put the stray out to early lol?
MH at 2014-11-09 18:04:17
SC kick off to start the second half.
MH at 2014-11-09 18:03:54
Second half about to begin lets hope there’s a bit more excitement in this half.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:56:00
Please let us know yours views
MH at 2014-11-09 17:55:32
Very low affair for the match officials to officiate in, PD not being fussy but issuing 3 yellow cards. As the game is being played at a low tempo it is helping PD as his movement isn’t the best but as in every game it’s about calling the bid decisions correctly and unfortunately in my opinion Phil has made an error of judgement as I believe the challenge by A21 on SC10 is a foul and should of resulted in a SC penalty.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:49:02
MH at 2014-11-09 17:47:18
A16 cautioned for a foul on SC.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:44:49
At last a bit of excitement, shot by A23 good save by SC goalkeeper.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:43:10
Well done assistant referee Darren Cann definitely a hand ball.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:41:25
PD cautioned SC4 no complains as he is denying A15 a promising attack.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:39:04
PD absolutely correct in stopping the play for a head injury as Swansea fans boo the referee.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:37:19
Cannot argue for that yellow card for SC3 for a reckless challenge.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:35:35
As I said before it’s good to see PD allowing for the weather conditions.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:33:03
31 minutes into the game at this present time it is a low tempo game and the only talking point is the foul by A21 on SC10.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:31:42
Better to give a free kick in that situation, foul just outside the box on A19.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:30:51
Advantage played by PD but is that really an advantage?
MH at 2014-11-09 17:22:08
Good position to turn down a penalty claim but there is contact and i dont think you could argue if PD gave a penalty.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:20:42
Challenge by A20 you have seen free kicks and yellow cards given for those challenges, PD allowing for the wet conditions of which I fully support that challenge.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:16:39
PD in a good position to see a no handball offence between 2 players challenging for the ball.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:12:28
Sound first 10 minutes by PD not being to fussy at present.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:11:03
Good offside call by SL
MH at 2014-11-09 17:10:39
Pleasing to see PD didn’t caution A15
MH at 2014-11-09 17:09:26
Correct in awarding a free kick to SC20
MH at 2014-11-09 17:08:43
Why play an advantage on a good challenge.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:07:23
Routine free kick to Swansea, Phil Dowd in a good position but seems to be moving very gingerly.
MH at 2014-11-09 17:04:05
Williams back on the pitch, but for how long…..
MH at 2014-11-09 17:03:01
Early scare for Swansea as Williams has over stretched for the ball
MH at 2014-11-09 17:00:36
here we go…..
MH at 2014-11-09 16:57:13
Lets now remember all them who lost their lives in the war and join in with the minutes silence
MH at 2014-11-09 16:55:17
Good afternoon to all our viewers on youaretheref refcam site for this premier league encounter. Our referee today is Phil Dowd assisting Phil today is Darren Cann, Scott Ledger and our 4th official is Roger East. To date Phil has refereed 9 games showing a total of 39 yellow cards averaging 4.3 yellow cards per game and also showing 2 red cards in his last 2 games. This fixture has produced 22 goals in the last 9 encounters, Swansea winning twice, Arsenal winning 4 and 3 draws. With both teams playing a formation of 4 – 2 – 3 – 1.
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