Monday, 15 December 2014

REFEREE OF THE WEEK: PHIL DOWD

 
 Phil Dowd from Staffordshire (Photo: Mattythewhite via Wikipedia Commons)

PHIL Dowd will be man in the middle for Saturday's early kick-off fixture - Manchester City v Crystal Palace. 

The 51-year-old, from Stoke-on Trent, was promoted to the Premier League in 2001, his first being a fixture between Fulham and Everton that year.

His top appointments since then have been the 2010 League Cup Final in which Manchester United beat Aston Villa 2-1, the 2011 Community Shield Final in which Manchester United beat Manchester City 3-2 and the 2012 FA Cup Final in which Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1.

Last Saturday, he was subject to the wrath of West Ham manager Sam Allardyce who claimed Adam Johnson had dived to win a penalty for home side Sunderland in a match which ended 1-1.

Dowd has not officiated in any of Manchester City’s matches this season, but he was in charge of the Crystal Palace v Sunderland match, won 3-1 by the visitors, on November 3.

Last season, he took five Manchester City matches, all of which they won - v Hull (2-0), v Norwich (7-0), v Swansea (2-3), v Chelsea (2-0) and v WBA (3-1).

Over the same season, he took two Palace away matches , both wins - v WBA (0-2) and v Cardiff (0-3). 


Meanwhile, Chris Foy, who was not at his best in last Saturday’s Chelsea v Hull match  has not been awarded a Premier League match this weekend. 

The full list of Premier League appointments for  the forthcoming weekend are as follows:


Saturday 20 December 2014
K.O. MATCHES REFEREE ASST. REF. 1 ASST. REF. 2 4TH OFFICIAL
12:45Man City v Crystal PalacePhil DowdP KirkupD BryanN Swarbrick
15:00Aston Villa v Man UtdLee MasonS BurtA HallidayK Friend
15:00Hull v SwanseaMark ClattenburgS BeckA HolmesS Duncan
15:00QPR v West BromCraig PawsonM McDonoughM ScholesM Dean
15:00Southampton v EvertonJonathan MossS BennettD EatonG Sutton
15:00Spurs v BurnleyMike JonesR WestE SmartK Hill
15:00West Ham v LeicesterMartin AtkinsonA GarrattS ChildS Martin
Sunday 21 December 2014
K.O. MATCHES REFEREE ASST. REF. 1 ASST. REF. 2 4TH OFFICIAL
13:30Newcastle v SunderlandAnthony TaylorM MullarkeyD CannK Friend
16:00Liverpool v ArsenalMichael OliverS LongL BettsC Pawson


Monday 22 December 2014
K.O. MATCHES REFEREE ASST. REF. 1 ASST. REF. 2 4TH OFFICIAL
20:00Stoke v ChelseaNeil SwarbrickS LedgerM PerryA Marriner

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