Swansea City v Leicester City


RH at 2017-02-12 19:05:27

The Refereeing talking points in this game were

  • An anti climax of a contest as Swansea run out easy 2-0 winners
  • The Referee judges his involvement level well to maintain a low profile for much of this game
  • A rare quiet day at the office for Jon Moss!

The saying goes that ‘you can only Referee what is in front of you’ and Jon Moss did just that. Given what was at stake this was a disappointing game where Leicester allowed Swansea an easy 2-0 win. From a Refereeing point of view the only incident that sticks in the mind was the first half midfield clash of Carroll and Huth, both players went in Recklessly but Huth’s sliding challenge caught the Referees eye more that Carroll’s raised boot. The Leister player rightly earned a yellow card but the Swansea man escaped a sanction, but I would not be too harsh on Jon Moss for that, its very difficult to judge to approaching players as they come together. I have long term concerns about Jon’s ability to cope with end to end physically demanding games, but that wasn’t an issue or problem today. Jon Moss often attracts headlines for the wrong reasons, but in this game he and his two Assistants judged their involvement level well and won’t be the talking point after this game!


RH at 2017-02-12 18:52:39

Full Time

Summary to follow



RH at 2017-02-12 18:52:09

Jon Moss did well there to kill the game as Huth went in careless and then have a word of warning to round it off for the confrontation after, I’ve no problem with that


RH at 2017-02-12 18:49:37

A minimum of 3 minutes additional time to be played


RH at 2017-02-12 18:48:31

The right call as Jon Moss penalises Huth for illegally controlling the ball with an arm before he shot on goal


RH at 2017-02-12 18:46:29

Huth looking more the offender as Ayew unluckily concedes a free kick


RH at 2017-02-12 18:45:26

A bit of silliness between Morgan and Olsson over the retrieval of the ball near the corner flag post, nothing more than handbags!


RH at 2017-02-12 18:43:26

A Leicester corner, will something come of this?

RH at 2017-02-12 18:40:24

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RH at 2017-02-12 18:38:54

Good delayed whistle as Ndidi halts Fer’s midfield progress, worth a caution?

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RH at 2017-02-12 18:35:57

Naughton careless on Vardy and concedes an easy free kick


RH at 2017-02-12 18:34:53

A shrewd move by Jon Moss in warning Naughton about time wasting, should Leicester score that aspect of his game management will come much more into focus!


RH at 2017-02-12 18:32:44

Important that a times like this the Match Officials keep their focus and don’t become the talking point with a lapse of concentration


RH at 2017-02-12 18:29:32

Great midfield advantage as Morgan clangs into Llorente, good Refereeing!


RH at 2017-02-12 18:28:01

You can see that Swansea have just dropped in behind the ball and are keeping their 4-3-3 shape, the Referee has just got to ensure that he keeps out of the way and doesn’t become another defensive obstacle!


RH at 2017-02-12 18:23:18

Leicester wake up a go close twice, a goal now for the Foxes would certainly raise the match tempo!


RH at 2017-02-12 18:20:38

I thought that this game would be tight but regarding a fitness and movement perspective this has got to be the least challenging first hour of play that I’ve seen all season so far for a Referee, he should have plenty left in the tank for the final half hour plus!


RH at 2017-02-12 18:17:01

Yellow CardChillwells reprieve didn’t last long as the Leicester man shows his inexperience with a clumsy challenge on Llorente



RH at 2017-02-12 18:15:49

Eddie Smart flags a offence by Chillwell as Routledge attempted to pass, a word from Jon Moss but definitely not worth a caution


RH at 2017-02-12 18:13:32

Good advantage played by the Referee as Vardy was clipped during that Gray breakaway!


RH at 2017-02-12 18:09:51

Well its Swansea who are looking more likely at the moment, a third goal would surely leave a mountain to climb for Leicester!


RH at 2017-02-12 18:06:23

Naughton and Ndidi tangle in front of Eddie Smart but no free kick is signalled and its a Leicester goal kick, fair enough!

RH at 2017-02-12 18:04:39

The second half has commenced as Leicester ring the changes as Slimarni  and Chillwell  are on!

RH at 2017-02-12 17:57:54

A steady first half for Jon Moss, although Swansea scored late, the game has largely kept its shape which has enabled the Referee to move around relatively well, but there are some warning signs in that he needs to get on the front food quicker especially at breakaway attacks. I feel sure Leicester will be feeding balls down the channels to Vardy and Gray more in the second half so he’ll need to be quick moving into the final third. The big talking point was the Huth Carroll challenge, as I commented earlier although Carroll escaped a caution I have sympathy with the Referee for not spotting the raised foot of the Swansea player. However with what is at stake here,  I suspect that the Referee and his Assistants will be worked harder in the second half

RH at 2017-02-12 17:49:21

Half Time


RH at 2017-02-12 17:47:59

GOAL! Olsson makes it 2-0 to the Swans!

RH at 2017-02-12 17:45:45

A minimums of 4 Minutes additional time to be played


RH at 2017-02-12 17:44:59

Leicester finishing the first half with the same game plan, they’ll have to offer more up front in the second half which may stretch play more and work the Referee harder mobility wise

RH at 2017-02-12 17:41:39

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RH at 2017-02-12 17:41:06

Yellow CardCork breaks up a promising Leicester attack with a crude challenge and is rightly cautioned!


RH at 2017-02-12 17:40:15

I can understand why the Referee didn’t caution Carroll because the sliding challenge of Huth would have been more noticeable, but Carroll left his foot in and was lucky

RH at 2017-02-12 17:38:04


Mawson makes it 1-0 Swansea!


RH at 2017-02-12 17:37:21

Yellow CardHuth and Carroll both go in Recklessly but its the Leicester player that picks up a Caution, Carroll was fortunate there not to join him


RH at 2017-02-12 17:30:35

Fuchs with a careless charge on Olsson, rightly a free kick to Swansea


RH at 2017-02-12 17:29:28

I’m pleased that Jon Moss cautioned Fer, with the tempo steady it may have been tempting to settle for a word, for consistencies sake, I think that caution will have set the bar well for the more contested stage of the game later on!


RH at 2017-02-12 17:26:42

Yellow CardFer earns a caution for a reckless challenge on Vardy, a pointless midfield challenge,


RH at 2017-02-12 17:24:41

Jon Moss crouched to view that Olsson/Drinkwater midfield challenge and lost ground as Leicester broke away, he shouldn’t do that especially when he’s got ground to make up!


RH at 2017-02-12 17:21:55

Classic Leicester 4-4-2 counter attacking as Vardy broke away, those runs will test the Referees fitness!


RH at 2017-02-12 17:20:14

The tempo of the game has slowed and the Referee is finding it easier to read play, that wasn’t so when Swansea were pressing earlier


RH at 2017-02-12 17:18:41

Ndidi all over Llorente for an obvious free kick to Swansea


RH at 2017-02-12 17:15:37

Llorente with a careless shove Morgan, straight forward free kick


RH at 2017-02-12 17:11:59

Mawson commits a needless careless challenge out wide but Swansea clear the resultant free kick


RH at 2017-02-12 17:10:37

Jon Moss twice hurdling the ball as he attempted to get ahead of the action


RH at 2017-02-12 17:08:20

Corner number to Swansea, judging by the contact between players, there doesn’t appear to be any zonal marking today!


RH at 2017-02-12 17:06:36

Dyer leaves the action injured, is that a leftover from that earlier Albrighton challenge?


RH at 2017-02-12 17:04:51

Just watching a reply of an earlier penalty shout by Swansea, not for me Morgan was so close to the ball when it was played


RH at 2017-02-12 17:03:03

Good delayed whistle from the Referee as Dyer is caught late!

RH at 2017-02-12 17:02:04

If you are watching the game on TV, Andy Garratt is operating on the far side and the other Assistant Eddie Smart is running the nearside touch line.

RH at 2017-02-12 17:00:12

Our match Referee Jon Moss gets us underway!

RH at 2017-02-12 16:56:54

The teams and Match Officials have entered the field of play!

RH at 2017-02-12 16:50:33

The following is an extract from Jason Pettigroves excellent ‘Runners and Riders’ piece that can be found on the ‘You are the Ref’ website ahead of each weekend’s Premier League action!

Jonathan Moss: Swansea City v Leicester City Assistants: E. Smart and A. Garratt Fourth official: R. East

Jonathan Moss has become the Leicester City of referees.

No matter what he does, he just keeps sliding further and further away from where he needs to be. The end of the season can’t really come soon enough for an official that is out of his depth far too often.

This game has so much riding on it that Moss has to be on point with every single decision. If results elsewhere and here go against them, last season’s champions Leicester will end the weekend in the relegation places.

Swansea have plumbed the depths throughout 2016/17 but now, thanks to the acumen of Paul Clement, they are gradually pulling away from.

The Swans are far from comfortable yet of course, but the way they’re playing now is the polar opposite of their visitors.

It wouldn’t really be a surprise if the two swapped places in the table.

Can Moss handle the pressure of his first six-pointer of the campaign?

Jonathan Moss – all you need to know

Matches in 2016/17: 17 (6 on TV) Fourth official appointments in 2016/17: 13 Football League appointments in 2016/17: 2

RH at 2017-02-12 16:40:45

Today’s Match Referee is Jon Moss His Assistant Referees are Eddie Smart and Andy Garratt. The Fourth Official is Roger East

RH at 2017-02-12 16:35:21

My thanks to Refcam colleague Andy Hogg for doing a great job on that Barnstorming game at Turf Moor!

Last season’s Swansea Leicester game was a top verses bottom affair, this season the pressure is on again but this time these teams are at the wrong end of the League table hovering above those bottom three places. After last weekend’s and yesterday’s games both teams simply must take something from this game! It’s at the bottom of the Premier where the stakes are highest these days!