MH at 2016-05-10 22:33:23

This game was about 3 teams in a pulsating game of football and I want to talk about the third team! Mike Dean and his team made this game what it was, Mike Dean was simply outstanding, his recognition of foul non foul, his fitness, his movement, his positioning, his reading of the game, his anticipation of play, the way he managed the game and the players, he was not fussy, he stamped his authority on the game when needed thus gaining the respect and the trust of the players with his accuracy in his decision making. He was well assisted by his team of officials. What an advert for the Premier League this was. Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for Sunderland V Everton, if Sunderland win they will secure Premier League status. Good night to you all.

MH at 2016-05-10 22:21:49


MH at 2016-05-10 22:21:19

Full Time

MH at 2016-05-10 22:20:37

The stadium is rocking.

MH at 2016-05-10 22:20:17

Good delay of the whistle by MD bringing back play to give a free kick to WH.

MH at 2016-05-10 22:17:32

A minimum of 4 minutes added time.

MH at 2016-05-10 22:16:46

Substitution for WH, WH11 ON, WH27 OFF.

MH at 2016-05-10 22:13:54

MU bring on a forward and WH bolster their defense.

MH at 2016-05-10 22:13:04

Substitution for MU. MU11 ON, MU25 OFF.

MH at 2016-05-10 22:12:21

Although MD has had a very narrow diagonal he has missed nothing.

MH at 2016-05-10 22:11:16

Double substitution for WH. WH28 OFF, WH14 ON. WH15 OFF, WH5 ON.

MH at 2016-05-10 22:10:17

Substitution for MU. MU21 OFF, MU35 ON.

MH at 2016-05-10 22:09:44

MU39 goes down under a challenge in the box nothing given.

MH at 2016-05-10 22:08:55

MD will have to remain fully focused for the last 10 minutes as there is still time for something else to happen.

MH at 2016-05-10 22:08:05

GOAL!WH2 WHAT A GOAL!!!!!!!!!! MU have to question their defending again. To powerful for the MU keeper to keep out.

MH at 2016-05-10 22:05:47

What a game to grace the last ever game at Upton Park.

MH at 2016-05-10 22:03:57

GOAL!WH30 excellent goal excellent header giving MU keeper no chance.


MH at 2016-05-10 22:02:43

Yellow CardMU21 for persistent. Good refereeing MD had previously warned him.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:59:45

WH keepers got to do better there.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:59:08


MH at 2016-05-10 21:58:43

Yellow CardMU25 after a reckless challenge.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:57:04

Yellow CardWH9 after a reckless challenge on MU17. Correct decision no complains from WH9.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:54:14

Off the line by MU9 after a header by WH9.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:53:45

Another corner to WH.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:52:44

Good non offside flag by assistant SB.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:48:51

Going back to when MU played Newcastle early in the season he awarded a penalty against MU12 Smalling for holding offence.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:47:02

WH9 venting his frustration at MD. Smalling at it again with his arms around WH9. He has to be careful because MD is not scared of making a big decision.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:45:24

Corner to WH.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:44:40

Yellow CardMU9 after a foul on WH8, correct decision.


MH at 2016-05-10 21:44:06

Has to be first yellow card.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:43:15

Another chance wasted by WH15.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:42:55

Good to see the two managers having a smile on the touchline.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:42:25

Foul awarded to WH.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:41:42

WH go close after a shot by WH27.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:41:04

Don’t forget to catch up with this week’s ref show with Alan Biggs, Mark Halsey and Mark Lawrenson.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:38:36

I did say MU were creepy back into this game making WH pay for their missed chances.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:37:39


MH at 2016-05-10 21:34:24

MU16 Michael Carrick started his career at WH.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:32:50

MD has started where he left off.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:32:17

Substitution for MU. MU28 OFF, MU16 ON.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:31:48

MU to get the second half under way.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:24:21

Now off to make a nice cup of Rington’s connoisseur tea, see you soon for the second half.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:20:52

This has been an outstanding first half of football and MD has played a massive part in that. He also has been outstanding !!!! He has not been fussy and allowed the game to flow, thus gaining the players respect with his accuracy in his decision making. Lets hope it continues in the second half.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:17:45

Half Time


MH at 2016-05-10 21:17:31

Not a penalty for me MU9 has gone down far to easy and that’s my view in real time.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:15:55

A minimum of 1 minute added time.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:15:34

WH9 not happy felt he should of had a corner, but if you are in doubt it’s always easier to give a goal kick.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:14:11

As this game goes on I think we will see a card or two.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:13:29

WH15 just heads over from the corner.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:13:03

At present MD’s recognition of foul non foul is outstanding.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:12:19

Foul by MU5 on WH30, good to see MD keep his card in his pocket as it was just a careless challenge.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:07:24

Another free kick to WH after a foul by MU39.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:06:04

MU25 on WH27 not much in that no foul correct decision.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:04:26

WH must be careful as MU are creeping back into this game.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:03:12

Another good spot by MD after handball by MU9.

MH at 2016-05-10 21:02:05

Another great chance for WH wasted by WH27. The ball just bobbled as he went to strike it.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:59:40

MD managing the players well by explaining his reasons why he has given the free kick.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:58:51

Good spot by MD push by MU8 on WH defender.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:56:43

Shot just wide by WH28.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:53:10

Just before that WH9 had a great chance to make it 2-0, MU keeper came to the rescue.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:52:00

Excellent decision by Simon Bennett to inform MD that the ball had already gone out of play for the corner disallowing the goal.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:50:38

A game of this intensity is very important to know when to come involved and when not to and MD is doing this superbly.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:47:17

The intensity of this game is phenomenal.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:45:29

West ham are really up for this game.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:44:38

The heavy rain will make it difficult for MD with recognition of foul challenges.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:43:03

Pleasing to see MD giving the game a chance by playing a couple of advantages early on.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:41:52

Free kick to MU after a foul by WH16 on MU8.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:41:06

Replay shows a deflection off MU17 leaving MU keeper with no chance.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:40:08

GOAL!WH15. The stadium erupts.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:39:01

Foul by WH8 picked up by MD.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:38:36

MD looks like he is up for this game with his awareness of what is going on around him and his fitness and movement look very good.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:36:51

Hand ball given by MD.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:34:28

Good decision by Mike Dean not to award a penalty to WH as there is contact by both players but initiated by WH2 backing into MU5. MD had an excellent viewing angle.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:32:16

This already looks like a game of high intensity.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:31:26

First free kick foul by MU28 on WH9.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:30:09

WH to get us under way.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:27:52

What a fantastic atmosphere, let’s hope they take that to the Olympic Stadium.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:26:09

Teams are in the tunnel.

MH at 2016-05-10 20:10:04

The game has not even started but this is a big test for the referee as Manchester United would request a delay in kick off as it has been and West Ham will not want the delay. So this is a test for the referee to stamp his authority on the two teams before kick off and a test of his mental strength and character. As you always have to allow the team that is late the normal preparation time.

MH at 2016-05-10 19:37:27

Kick off has been delayed 45 minutes to 8.30pm as Manchester United have arrived late at the ground due to heavy traffic. This is the second time this has happened to Manchester United within the last month.

MH at 2016-05-10 19:33:43

Firstly I would like to add my congratulations to Mark Clattenburg to his appointment to the 2016 Champions League Final, Real Madrid V Athletico Madrid. The appointment is fully deserved. Good evening and welcome to tonight’s ref cam match between West Ham United V Manchester United which will be a very special occasion and very emotional evening, as this will be the very last game to be played at Upton Park as I know it, some call it the Boleyn Ground. I refereed many times here including this fixture which is always a cracker with a magnificent atmosphere. I will never forget the chicken run as a referee and I never went near it lol also the warm reception I received from the football club and their fans. The Hammers will be looking to avenge their FA Cup replay defeat and send their fans home happy. While Man Utd will be going all out for 3 points to leap frog Manchester City and claim that final Champions League spot. Today’s referee is Mike Dean who is a very experienced referee and comes into this game after refereeing the big Championship game at the weekend Middlesbrough V Brighton where he sent off Dale Stephens. People are saying it was harsh but in my opinion it was correct. Mike has refereed 31 matches to date showing 103 yellow cards at an average of 3.3 per game and 9 red cards. He will be assisted by Simon Long (Technical side), Simon Bennett and 4th official Roger East.