Quick return for Kavanagh
Tomorrow sees us facing West Ham United at the London Stadium in just our second Premier League game of the year and it will be refereed by Chris Kavanagh who was with us as recently as our final game of 2020 and our 1-0 home win against Sheffield United.
His performance in that Sheffield United game was refreshing. more so that it came just two days after the dreadful Robert Jones refereed the game at Leeds, and I can only repeat my words from just over two weeks ago that, other than a couple of games, he’s been fine when refereeing Burnley.
His last red card was at Arsenal, back in July when he sent of Eddie Nketiah in their 1-1 draw at Leicester. The red card came out again in this cup tie to dismiss Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe but a visit to the pitch side monitor changed that. The player was shown a yellow card instead, one of six in the game. The others went to team mate Cedric Soares along with four Newcastle players Cieran Clark, Jamal Lascelles, Isaac Hayden and Andy Carroll.
For tomorrow’s game Tim Robinson will be fourth official and we can only hope that Kavanagh doesn’t suffer an injury given this referee’s performances in two Burnley games, the most recent being last season’s home game against Newcastle. Simon Hooper will be on VAR duty. His most recent Burnley game was last season’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace.
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Assistant Referees: Ian Hussin & Dan Robathan
Fourth Official: Tim Robinson
VAR: Simon Hooper
Assistant VAR: Simon Long
Previous Burnley Games – Chris Kavanagh
|Season||Opponents||V||Res||Y||R||Burnley Players Carded|
|2017/18||Huddersfield||h||0-0||5||0||Y: Cork, Arfield, Tarkowski|
|2017/18||Brighton||a||0-0||6||0||Y: Taylor, Barnes|
|2018/19||Huddersfield||h||1-1||4||0||Y: Mee, Lowton|
|2018/19||Everton||a||0-2||2||0||Y: Westwood, Tarkowski|
|2020/21||Sheffield United||h||1-0||3||0||Y: Lowton|