No red cards? Paul the other one!

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 2nd November 2015

This weekend's home meeting with Everton will be refereed by a relative newcomer to the Premier League.

Paul Tierney has overseen just two top flight matches so far this season but has been given the role of officiating this coming Saturday, when Roberto Martinez's side provide the next opposition at the Boleyn Ground.

Tierney, who at just 35 is one of the league's youngest officials is one of only four referees NOT to have issued a red card in the Premier League this season - and his average of 2.5 yellow cards per match is well below the mean number dished out by card happy officials so far this season.

Meanwhile Martin Atkinson, who has issues the most yellow cards in the Premier League this term - no less than 46 in his first ten matches - is scheduled to be fourth official, alongside linesmen D Bryan and A Nunn.

So far this season, only four of West Ham United's 11 Premier League fixtures have ended with 22 players on the field.

Four Hammers - Adrian (vs Leicester), Carl Jenkinson (vs Bournemouth), Mark Noble (vs Liverpool) and James Collins (vs Watford) have seen red whilst three opponents - Jeremain Lens (Sunderland), Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) and Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) - have also enjoyed an early bath.


Referees Table: Premier League 2015/16
Points ratio in the last column is calculated by giving ten points for each yellow card and 25 points for each red card issued during a game.


Current performance rankings: table calculated by footstats.co.uk


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