On The Ref Show this week Alan Biggs was joined by ex Premier League and FIFA listed referee Mark Halsey and former Sheff Wed, Leeds United and West Brom midfielder Carlton Palmer to round up another weekend of football across the Premier League and Football League.

Newcastle recorded an excellent 1-0 win at home to Man United but should the score have been more comfortable when Chris Smalling tripped Dwight Gayle in the box? Elsewhere relegation battlers Stoke drew 1-1 with Brighton with the home side scoring from the penalty spot after a grappling incident, but was it enough to award a spot-kick? And was Shaqiri fouled in the area earlier in the game?

In the Football League there’s discussion on why occasional YATR columnist Neil Warnock was incensed on Friday night, two Saturday midday Yorkshire derbies, and Mark Halsey’s nephew was also in action with the Bury striker having something in common with his uncle. The panel also look back at more VAR controversy in Italy’s Serie A where Fiorentina hosted Juventus.


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