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Jon Moss will referee our game tomorrow at Leicester and that will bring back some horrible memories of his performances last season in Manchester, not just City but at United as well.

Moss sits in 16th place in RATE THE REF with a rating of 56.10 out of 100 and it’s no real surprise given some of his performances when refereeing Burnley and before we look at those games last season, we can recall some of his previous horror shows at Middlesbrough in 2010, Nottingham Forest in the following year when he fell for the rantings of Billy Davies and wrongly sent off Marvin Bartley and then there was the ridiculous dismissal of Michael Duff at West Ham in a vital game for us.

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Last season he failed to take the appropriate action against Vincent Kompany in the very first minute of the game when his only decision could possibly have been a red card. He then allowed the bizarre goal when he looked to be pointing for a penalty, changed his mind and then saw his assistant Eddie Smart, also with us tomorrow, fall asleep and miss an offside and the ball going out of play.

Moving on to Old Trafford, he couldn’t wait to give them a penalty, which he duly did at the second attempt as the home side came back to draw with a dubious spot kick and then a clearly offside goal.

Not a though he’s popular at Leicester either and their fans, just as much as us, despair of his appointment. Their problems with him go back to a game against West Ham in 2016 when he sent off Jamie Vardy, giving a second yellow card for simulation, awarded West Ham a dubious penalty which earned them a draw before denying Leicester what looked a clear stoppage time spot kick.

More recently he’s been grabbing the headlines away from football having opened up his own record shop in Leeds called Vinyl Whistle but tomorrow it will be back to the referee’s whistle for his seventh game of the season.

The previous six, all of them in the Premier League, have seen him hand out 24 yellow and two red cards. Of those yellows, sixteen have gone to home team players and eight to away team players. He sent off Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin in their opening day 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace and more recently he dismissed Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles in their 3-2 home win against Aston Villa.

His most recent game came two weeks ago, Brighton’s 3-0 home win against Spurs. He yellow carded home pair Lewis Dunk and Dale Stephens along with Spurs’ Eric Dier.

Andy Madley, who last refereed us when we beat Nottingham Forest at home in February 2016, is on VAR duties while the fourth official is Martin Coy, a Football League referee who has never taken charge of a Burnley game.

Match Officials

Referee: Jon Moss
Assistant Referees: Marc Perry & Eddie Smart
Fourth Official: Martin Coy
VAR: Andy Madley
AVAR: Dan Robotham

Previous Burnley Games – Jon Moss

SeasonOpponentsVResYRBurnley Players Carded
2008/09Blackpoolh2-000
2009/10Hartlepoola2-151Y: Rodriguez, Eckersley, Easton R: Eckersley
2010/11Middlesbrougha1-230Y: Bikey, Carlisle, Wallace
2010/11Burtonh3-130Y: Carlisle, Marney
2010/11Nott'm Foresta0-241Y: Bikey, Fox, Duff R: Bartley
2012/13Boltonh2-030Y: Marney
2014/15West Broma0-430Y: Chalobah, Mee
2014/15QPRa0-231Y: Barnes
2014/15Swanseah0-100
2014/15West Hama0-151Y: Wallace, Mee R: Duff
2015/16Wolvesa0-040Y: Arfield, Mee
2015/16QPRh1-020
2016/17Swanseah0-150Y: Jones, Ward, Lowton
2016/17Arsenala1-241Y: Lowton, Marney, Barnes
2017/18Evertona1-040Y: Defour, Arfield
2018/19Manchester Unitedh0-251Y: McNeil, Bardsley
2018/19Manchester Citya0-540Y: Cork, Hendrick
2018/19Manchester Uniteda2-240Y: Barnes, Taylor, Cork
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