Scott is Wembley referee
Burnley’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow at Wembley will be refereed by Graham Scott from Oxfordshire, his second Burnley game of the season having previously refereed the opening day draw at Southampton.
Now aged 50, he’s in his fourth year as a select group official. He’d refereed one Premier League prior to that, our game against Villa that I referred to above.
Having refereed our game at Southampton this season, he was back in the Premier League for his next game between Arsenal and West Ham two weeks later but didn’t get another top flight game until December when he had two Premier League games in the space of four days.
He’s also refereed on League Cup tie, three Championship games and one fixture in League One to take his total to nine games which have seen him issue 24 yellow and two red cards. Of the yellows, 13 have gone to home team players with 11 to away team players. His first red card this season was Swansea’s Courtney Baker-Richardson in just the fifth minute of their game at Millwall which then went on to win 2-1.
More recently, he dismissed Watford’s Étienne Capouè in a 2-0 defeat at Leicester although that came in stoppage time. Watford appealed the suspension but failed so appealed the appeal via arbitration which also failed. Chairman Scott Duxbury said: “We remain extremely disappointed at the process and this decision but now consider the matter closed.”
Three days later, Scott refereed his most recent game which was West Ham’s 3-1 home win against Cardiff. There were three yellow cards for Marko Arnautovic of West Ham and Cardiff pair Sol Bamba and Joe Ralls.
His only Spurs game at Wembley was last Boxing Day when Spurs beat Southampton 5-2.
The assistant referees are Simon Long and Neil Davis. The fourth official is Lee Mason who refereed this game last season and whose last Burnley game was the 3-0 win at West Ham in March.
Previous Burnley Games – Graham Scott
|Season||Opponents||V||Res||Y||R||Burnley Players Carded|
|2010/11||Reading||a||1-2||4||0||Y: Thompson, Mears, Duff|
|2011/12||Coventry||a||2-1||8||1||Y: Rodriguez. Bartley, Wallace, Edgar, Hines|
|2012/13||Brighton||a||0-1||5||0||Y; Ings, McCann, Shackell|
|2014/15||Aston Villa||h||1-1||7||0||Y: Kightly, Marney, Barnes|
|2015/16||Bolton||h||2-0||5||0||Y: Darikwa, Barton|
|2016/17||Lincoln||h||0-1||4||0||Y: Barton, Barnes|
|2017/18||Manchester City||a||1-4||3||0||Y: Westwood, Cork|