Atkinson makes quick return to the Turf
Martin Atkinson will referee tomorrow’s game against Fulham, just five weeks since he refereed our game against Brighton.
He’s certainly no stranger to us. Tomorrow will be his 24th Burnley game and his 18th in the Premier League and that’s three more than any other referee in the top league.
He retired from international football last season; his last game was the friendly international between Argentina and Italy at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, so all his games this season have been domestic games and, two cup ties apart, have all been in the Premier League.
In those games he’s shown 56 yellow cards and two red cards. Of those yellows, 24 have gone to home team players and 32 to away team players. His one red card in the Premier League came back in November when he sent off Brighton’s Dale Stephens in their 2-1 defeat at Cardiff.
Red card number two came in his last game but it needed the intervention of VAR. Atkinson had initially yellow carded Grimsby’s Andrew Fox in the third minute but that was changed to a red on the recommendations of the VAR referee. There were also two yellow cards in the game, given to Grimsby pair Mitch Rose and Luke Hendrie.
Martin Atkinson is currently third, at the last update, in RATE THE REF with a rating of 77.12 out of 100.
The assistant referees are Constantine Hatzidakis and Harry Lennard. The fourth official is Anthony Taylor whose last Burnley game was the home defeat against Newcastle in November.
Previous Burnley Games – Martin Atkinson
|Season||Opponents||V||Res||Y||R||Burnley Players Carded|
|2004/05||Sheffield United||a||1-2||2||0||Y: Cahill|
|2009/10||Bolton||a||0-1||5||0||Y: Elliott, McDonald|
|2010/11||West Ham||a||1-5||2||0||Y: Rodriguez, Elliott|
|2014/15||Stoke||a||2-1||4||0||Y: Ings, Heaton|
|2014/15||Chelsea||a||1-1||3||1||Y: Boyd, Kightly|
|2014/15||Tottenham||h||0-0||2||0||Y: Trippier, Mee|
|2016/17||Bournemouth||h||3-2||4||0||Y: Arfield, Boyd|
|2016/17||Hull||a||1-1||3||1||Y: Westwood, Barnes R: Barnes|
|2016/17||Middlesbrough||a||0-0||3||0||Y: Ward, Barnes, Keane|
|2017/18||West Brom||h||0-1||1||1||Y: Barnes|
|2017/18||Manchester United||a||2-2||10||0||Y: Barnes, Taylor, Guðmundsson, Bardsley, Pope, Vokes, Cork|
|2017/18||Manchester City||h||1-1||5||0||Y: Long, Cork, Mee, Barnes|
|2017/18||Leicester||h||2-1||3||0||Y: Lennon, Barnes|
|2018/19||Cardiff||a||2-1||4||0||Y: Westwood, Lowton, Lennon|
|2018/19||Brighton||h||1-0||2||0||Y: Tarkowski, Bardsley|