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Wenger welcomes VAR despite penalty issue

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the introduction of a Video Assistant Referee system in English football is a welcome move after the technology was used in his side’s League Cup semi-final against Chelsea on Wednesday.

Wenger’s side faced Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the second match in England to have access to the VAR technology.

Wenger welcomes VAR despite penalty issue

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the introduction of a Video Assistant Referee system in English football is a welcome move after the technology was used in his side’s League Cup semi-final against Chelsea on Wednesday.

Wenger’s side faced Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the second match in England to have access to the VAR technology.

Hodgson praises VAR system after English football debut

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London (AFP) – Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson praised the video assistant referee (VAR) system after its debut in English competitive football following initial confusion around Brighton’s winning goal.

Brighton’s Glenn Murray scored a late winner in the home side’s 2-1 FA Cup third-round defeat of Palace on Monday but, with suggestions of handball, there was confusion among players, fans at the ground and TV viewers over whether VAR had had any influence on the decision.

Hodgson praises VAR system after English football debut

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London (AFP) – Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson praised the video assistant referee (VAR) system after its debut in English competitive football following initial confusion around Brighton’s winning goal.

Brighton’s Glenn Murray scored a late winner in the home side’s 2-1 FA Cup third-round defeat of Palace on Monday but, with suggestions of handball, there was confusion among players, fans at the ground and TV viewers over whether VAR had had any influence on the decision.

Chelsea boss Conte accepts FA charge in referee row

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London (AFP) – Chelsea coach Antonio Conte said Friday he intends to accept a Football Association charge of misconduct after he was sent off against Swansea City.

The Italian was ordered off the touchline and into the stands by referee Neil Swarbrick towards the end of the first half of Chelsea’s eventual 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Wednesday after protesting against the award of a Swansea goal-kick.

Chelsea’s Conte apologises after ref rant

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte has apologised after the Chelsea manager was sent to the stands for a furious touchline rant during his side’s 1-0 win over Swansea.

Conte was incensed with Swansea’s time-wasting throughout the first half at Stamford Bridge and his frustration boiled over when referee Neil Swarbrick failed to award Chelsea a clear corner.

Liverpool boss Klopp admits he was lucky to escape punishment

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London (AFP) Jurgen Klopp admits he was lucky to avoid punishment for bellowing in the fourth official's face but the Liverpool manager brushed aside Jose Mourinho's claim that he gets special treatment.

Klopp apologised following Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Chelsea after a touchline exchange with Neil Swarbrick saw him vent his frustration at the award of a penalty to Diego Costa.

Liverpool boss Klopp admits he was lucky to escape punishment

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London (AFP) Jurgen Klopp admits he was lucky to avoid punishment for bellowing in the fourth official's face but the Liverpool manager brushed aside Jose Mourinho's claim that he gets special treatment.

Klopp apologised following Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Chelsea after a touchline exchange with Neil Swarbrick saw him vent his frustration at the award of a penalty to Diego Costa.

Leicester’s Drinkwater charged over Behrami clash

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London (AFP) Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been charged with violent conduct over an incident during his side's 2-1 defeat at Watford last weekend, the Football Association announced on Wednesday.

England international Drinkwater appeared to swing his elbow into Valon Behrami's face during the second half of Saturday's game at Vicarage Road and now faces a three-match ban.

Leicester’s Drinkwater charged over Behrami clash

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London (AFP) Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been charged with violent conduct over an incident during his side's 2-1 defeat at Watford last weekend, the Football Association announced on Wednesday.

England international Drinkwater appeared to swing his elbow into Valon Behrami's face during the second half of Saturday's game at Vicarage Road and now faces a three-match ban.

English Premier League

Wenger rues Arsenal panic after penalty dispute

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger believes a “scandalous” penalty was the main reason why his Arsenal side ended up losing 2-1 at Watford on Saturday.

The result lifted Marco Silva’s Hornets into fourth place in the Premier League on a day when Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea also all dropped points.

Wenger rues Arsenal panic after penalty dispute

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger believes a “scandalous” penalty was the main reason why his Arsenal side ended up losing 2-1 at Watford on Saturday.

The result lifted Marco Silva’s Hornets into fourth place in the Premier League on a day when Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea also all dropped points.

Newcastle’s Mitrovic gets three-match ban

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London (AFP) – Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has been given a three-match ban after admitting a Football Association charge of violent conduct.

Mitrovic appeared to catch West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini with an elbow during Newcastle’s 3-0 win on Saturday in an incident that was not seen by referee Neil Swarbrick or his assistants.

Footballers rally around Hull City’s Mason after skull fracture

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London (AFP) The football world rallied around Ryan Mason on Monday after the Hull City midfielder fractured his skull and underwent surgery following a nasty clash of heads with Chelsea's Gary Cahill.

The 25-year-old was in a stable condition in hospital following the collision with Cahill 14 minutes into Sunday's Premier League match at Stamford Bridge.

Footballers rally around Hull City’s Mason after skull fracture

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London (AFP) The football world rallied around Ryan Mason on Monday after the Hull City midfielder fractured his skull and underwent surgery following a nasty clash of heads with Chelsea's Gary Cahill.

The 25-year-old was in a stable condition in hospital following the collision with Cahill 14 minutes into Sunday's Premier League match at Stamford Bridge.

Hull City’a Mason ‘stable’ after skull fracture

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London (AFP) Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason was in a "stable condition" in hospital on Sunday following an operation on a fractured skull, his club said after a sickening clash of heads with Chelsea's Gary Cahill,

The pair collided 14 minutes into Premier League leaders Chelsea's eventual 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

Referee Kevin Friend Removed From Tottenham’s Next Game Because He’s A Leicester City Supporter

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The Premier League have bowed to public pressure and removed referee Kevin Friend from Tottenham's game against Stoke City next Monday because he just so happens to be a fan of Spurs' title rivals, Leicester City.

Many Tottenham fans complained when it was announced Friend would oversee the potentially crucial game.

Watch Manchester City 3-0 West Brom match highlights [VIDEO]

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis called for the greater use of technology after defender Gareth McAuley was mistakenly sent off in his side's 3-0 defeat at Manchester City.

McAuley was a victim of mistaken identity when he was shown a red card by referee Neil Swarbrick in the second minute at the Etihad Stadium after Craig Dawson fouled Wilfried Bony.

Watch Manchester City 3-0 West Brom match highlights [VIDEO]

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis called for the greater use of technology after defender Gareth McAuley was mistakenly sent off in his side's 3-0 defeat at Manchester City.

McAuley was a victim of mistaken identity when he was shown a red card by referee Neil Swarbrick in the second minute at the Etihad Stadium after Craig Dawson fouled Wilfried Bony.

Man City And Arsenal Hold Serve In Premier League Action

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Manchester City and Arsenal both won on Saturday, allowing City to maintain their one point gap over third place Arsenal.

Looking to bounce back from their Champions League elimination by Barcelona in mid-week, City were given a big helping hand when referee Neil Swarbrick sent off West Brom defender Gareth McAuley after only 89 seconds.

Referee sends off wrong WBA player in game against Manchester City [VIDEO]

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The standard of refereeing in English socceris getting lower every season and today's shocking decision to send off West Brom's Gareth McAuley for a foul committed by Craig Dawson on Wilfried Bony supports that claim.

Referee Neil Swarbrick is the culprit this time around but it's not the first time we are having this sort of scenario.

Referee sends off wrong WBA player in game against Manchester City [VIDEO]

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The standard of refereeing in English socceris getting lower every season and today's shocking decision to send off West Brom's Gareth McAuley for a foul committed by Craig Dawson on Wilfried Bony supports that claim.

Referee Neil Swarbrick is the culprit this time around but it's not the first time we are having this sort of scenario.

Watch Stoke 1-0 Hull City match highlights [VIDEO]

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes has accused Maynor Figueroa of making an "horrendous tackle" on Stephen Ireland during Saturday's 1-0 win over Hull, rating the challenge as worse than Ashley Barnes' on Nemanja Matic last weekend and hitting out at the officials for taking no action.

Hughes had to take Ireland off at half-time of the Barclays Premier League contest at the Britannia Stadium due to a calf injury the Potters midfielder sustained when being tackled by Tigers defender Figueroa just before the break.

Watch Stoke 1-0 Hull City match highlights [VIDEO]

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes has accused Maynor Figueroa of making an "horrendous tackle" on Stephen Ireland during Saturday's 1-0 win over Hull, rating the challenge as worse than Ashley Barnes' on Nemanja Matic last weekend and hitting out at the officials for taking no action.

Hughes had to take Ireland off at half-time of the Barclays Premier League contest at the Britannia Stadium due to a calf injury the Potters midfielder sustained when being tackled by Tigers defender Figueroa just before the break.

Watch West Ham United vs Arsenal Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Sam Allardyce blamed West Ham's 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat by Arsenal on an offside decision that left him "totally and utterly confused and bewildered".

Alex Song's 25-yard drive just six minutes into the London derby at Upton Park was disallowed due to three home players among them Diafra Sakho standing offside in front of Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Watch West Ham United vs Arsenal Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Sam Allardyce blamed West Ham's 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat by Arsenal on an offside decision that left him "totally and utterly confused and bewildered".

Alex Song's 25-yard drive just six minutes into the London derby at Upton Park was disallowed due to three home players among them Diafra Sakho standing offside in front of Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Arsenal

Villa v Arsenal 13 Jan. It’s Swarbrick and last time he was truly awful

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Aston Villa v Arsenal 13 January 2014 The Match Officials

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The Referee Reviews: Neil Swarbrick. Every goal was right, but oh, the bias!

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Funny Vine: Didier Drogba Takes Out Referee Neil Swarbrick

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Didier Drogba got a rare start for Chelsea as Diego Costa serves out his three game ban picked up against Liverpool and celebrated it by knocking over referee Neil Swarbrick which I'm sure Jose Mourinho will make out was a tackle on his player! lol

Referee! You Got It Wrong… Again!

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A couple of recent refereeing decisions have attracted Mark Murphy's attention and, spotting an opportunity to have a gratuitous dig or two at Sam Allardyce and others, he thought he'd attract your attention too.

The Dick Emery Show was a staple diet of my early 1970s TV viewing and amongst the Emery characters which proves that the past truly is a foreign country was an improbably-named skinhead called Gaylord, whose catchphrase was "Daaad, I fink I got it wrong again.

Match Report: Liverpool 0 - 1 Southampton

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Southampton's match-winner Dejan Lovren had more than one reason to smile as he left Anfield having scored the only goal and escaped with not conceding a penalty.
The Croatia international struck in the 54th minute to end Liverpool's 12-match unbeaten league run spanning this season and last.
However, the Saints - the last team to defeat the Reds in March - may not have won 1-0 had referee Neil Swarbrick had the benefit of television replays which showed the defender had brought down Daniel Sturridge in the first half.

Manchester City vs Newcastle United match banter!

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Venue: City of Manchester Stadium. Date: Sat 30th March, 2013. Kick off: 3.00pm. Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancs.). UK TV: None. Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our "match banter" feature for today's game against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. Of course, this should be a tough one.