West Ham v Liverpool

West Ham v Liverpool

Commentary By: Mark Halsey

FINAL SCORE: 1 - 4


MH at 2017-11-04 20:32:26

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow and enjoy the rest of your weekend. Good bye from me.


MH at 2017-11-04 20:30:59

While all the talk will be about Slaven Bilic’s position at WHU the players have got to take a good look at themselves, they are not only letting the manager down but also the supporters. Looking at Neil’s performance today he will be very happy that no one is talking about him. As I said before it was not a difficult game, the players were well behaved which made the game easy for him. There were 3 cautions administered to WH Reid and Lanzini fully deserved while I felt Noble could have been managed better. He was well supported by his 2 assistants and they will all go home happy.


MH at 2017-11-04 20:22:44

Full Time Liverpool win 4-1.


MH at 2017-11-04 20:20:40

A minimum of 3 minutes added time.


MH at 2017-11-04 20:19:56

Yellow CardWH10 caution for dissent by action, kicking the ball away. Correctly cautioned.  


MH at 2017-11-04 20:18:46

Free kick correctly given against L32.


MH at 2017-11-04 20:17:52

West Ham are at 6’s and 7’s at the back.


MH at 2017-11-04 20:15:59

Substitution for L. L21OFF, L6 ON, L29ON, L9 OFF.


MH at 2017-11-04 20:12:02

The players have been well behaved today which has helped with Neil’s match control that has never been in doubt.


MH at 2017-11-04 20:08:52

Tight off side given by assistant Smart.


MH at 2017-11-04 20:07:09

The London stadium is now emptying. This defeat could signal the end of Bilic’s reign at WH.


MH at 2017-11-04 20:05:35

Substitution for L. L7 ON, L19 OFF.


MH at 2017-11-04 20:04:58

GOAL!L11, good strike but more poor defending.  


MH at 2017-11-04 20:03:47

Free kick to WH correctly given.


MH at 2017-11-04 20:02:43

Good advantage played by the referee.


MH at 2017-11-04 20:02:07

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MH at 2017-11-04 20:00:34

Substitution for WH, WH15 ON, WH17 OFF.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:58:04

WH17 looking for a penalty after a push by L18 not a penalty for me.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:54:59

Free kick correctly given to WH after a foul by L21.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:54:08

WH have upped the tempo, Neil has to stay focused and switched on.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:52:45

Off side correctly given by assistant Smart.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:50:51

Neil give the free kick straight away no need to hold the whistle. It could lead to retribution by the player who has been fouled.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:49:21

Substitution for WH, WH16 OFF, WH7 ON.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:47:59

O no WH could have scored, you need to make them count.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:46:43

GOAL!L21. More poor defending, 57 seconds later L21 puts it in the back of the net.  


MH at 2017-11-04 19:45:22

GOAL!WH10.  


MH at 2017-11-04 19:44:29

L19 goes down very very easy, L16 was cautioned for the same action in the first half. What is the difference between to two?


MH at 2017-11-04 19:43:03

Off side correctly given by assistant Smart.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:40:22

Free kick correctly given against WH9. He will have to be careful with the use of his arms.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:37:16

Players will now know that the referee will not accept those type of challenges. Well done Neil.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:36:08

Yellow CardWH2 reckless challenge on L19 correctly given.  


MH at 2017-11-04 19:35:13

Immediately WH9 looking for a free kick from the referee, nothing doing.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:34:16

Substitution for WH. WH9 ON, WH31 OFF.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:33:25

West Ham to get the second half under way.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:31:14

Tune in tomorrow to ref cam where we have super Sunday football @14:15 Manchester City V Arsenal and @16:30 Chelsea V Manchester United.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:21:22

WH fans not happy with their teams performance but that’s not the problem of the match officials. This has been a relatively easy first half for Neil, no key match incidents to preside over. The second half could be totally different and Neil will be telling his team at half time that we must stay fully focused and concentrate on the job in hand.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:18:21

Half Time


MH at 2017-11-04 19:16:38

A minimum of 2 minutes added time.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:16:04

Free kick correctly given to WH after a foul by L19.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:12:06

For me as a referee you don’t go looking for trouble, with WH16 just play on in that situation. WH16 has gone down easy but as I said just play on and that incident could have been managed better.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:07:59

Yellow CardWH16. Caution for simulation.


MH at 2017-11-04 19:01:49

At present Neil is keeping a central path of control but showing a turn of good speed when needed as shown in Liverpools first goal which came from a counter attack from a WH corner.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:57:35

WH have got it all to do now. Bilic must be wondering what on earth is going on with his team.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:55:54

Poor defending by WH again.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:55:06

GOAL!L32.  


MH at 2017-11-04 18:54:18

Free kick correctly given to Liverppol after a challenge by WH17.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:53:27

Poor defending by WH, Liverpool go 1-0 up.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:52:21

GOAL!L11.  


MH at 2017-11-04 18:51:39

Corner to WH.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:50:46

It’s so important that the referee picks up the small fouls, if he lets many go that leads to player frustration with the referee and the players themselves which leads to the players taking the law into their own hands.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:48:04

The game is at a low tempo at present thus making it easy for the refere.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:46:34

Why do players have to put in these theatrics when they are fouled, just go down in the normal manner. It makes it so difficult for the referees.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:44:55

Neil has let a couple of challenges go there. That was a foul on WH17. Just a careless challenge nothing else which was missed by Neil. It’s easier to give them than not. Perhaps the way WH17 went down convinced Neil it wasn’t a foul.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:42:15

Careless challenge free kick given to WH.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:40:16

Excellent chance for WH as WH20 hits the post.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:38:36

Free kick correctly given to WH.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:36:48

Correctly given to WH.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:36:20

Good team work between referee and assistant Smart as Neil wasn’t sure who the throw was for.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:34:41

Giving those early free kicks correctly gives you that added confidence in your decision making.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:32:15

Free kick to Liverpool correctly given.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:31:04

Liverpool to get us underway.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:27:51

A minutes silence will now commence to remember all those who have fallen enabling us to live our lives.


MH at 2017-11-04 18:24:43

Good evening and welcome to the second of our ref cam games today between West Ham and Liverpool. West Ham currently languishing 17th in the league will desperately be looking for 3 points today as Slaven Bilic comes under increasing pressure to get results. While Liverpool lying in 7th will be looking to make up ground on those above them. As I have refereed this game on many occasions I think you will be in for a treat this evening as these games are always entertaining. Todays referee is Neil Swarbrick who is refereeing well at present, a solid referee who has played the game at a lower level. He referees with a smile on his face, this makes a big difference to how the players accept you. Neil has refereed 7 games to date showing 17 yellow cards and no reds. Let’s hope it stays that way. He will be assisted by Steve Child ( technical area), Eddie Smart and fourth official Craig Pawson. Good luck to all.