Without doubt the talking point of the week has been the Pedro Mendes goal for Spurs at Old Trafford that was not given even though it had crossed the line by what looked to be at least a yard.
Referee Mark Clattenburg was too far away to see it whilst assistant Rob Lewis stumbled as he tried to get back and didn’t see it either. As is usually the case, Manchester United got away with it.
So it should come as no surprise that tonight Mark Clattenburg will be in the middle whilst one of his assistants will be Rob Lewis who is sure to get some stick from the crowd should there be anything close to a shot being stopped on the line.
I remember Clattenburg’s first Turf Moor appearance over three years ago when he had a complete nightmare in a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace courtesy of a Paul Cook classic. He booked four that night including Tony Grant and Gareth Taylor and got virtually nothing right.
He has taken charge of sixteen games this season and given out thirty yellow cards and just two red card. Everton’s Gary Naysmith in a 3-1 win at Palace and Danny Mills in
His last Burnley game was early last season, the 4-1 defeat at West Brom whilst he was recently in charge at Anfield for their 1-1 draw with
He has become a referee that can be relied on more often than not, just as long as he and Lewis don’t have any long distance lobs to deal with.
His other assistant tonight will be Mr R Burton whilst
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