A brave decision, given that there was clearly contact, but I think it was a fantastic one as essentially Falcao kicked Cahill and tried to make it look as though it were the other way around. Blatant cheating and I am glad Mike Dean gave it.
Who will it be?
Nobody has refereed it without being fourth official for ten years, which suggests it should be Kevin Friend, Mike Jones or Anthony Taylor.
I don't think Jones is good enough and Taylor has longer left so I reckon it will be Kevin Friend with Clattenburg, Oliver or Pawson as...
With regards to the handball, as somebody who will defend an official's decision against media criticism at all costs, missing that is inexcusable as a professional assistant referee.
With regards to the red card, I can certainly see why it was given and there was a kick of sorts, but I'm...
I am amazed it has got to Sunday night and nobody has created a thread about this. I was surprised when Rooney was red carded and even more surprised when Van Gaal backed up the referee. Am I the only one who thought it should have been yellow?
Paul Tierney has been appointed to Swansea vs. WBA. Is that the first time since the Select Group was created that a non SG official was appointed to referee a PL game? (odd considering Atkinson is fourth official).
Great penalty decision - so glad to see he have that, sends out a good message for the rest of the tournament.
Did anyone else notice that the referee didn't wait for the ARs to leave the pitch together - he just headed straight off which is bad form.
Never thought I'd say this but I love...