Taylor is ref for Arsenal
Anthony Taylor refereed Burnley five times last season, the last four of them at home, and he’s back at the Turf tomorrow for the visit of Arsenal.
His first Burnley game last season was the 0-0 draw at West Brom, but he subsequently refereed the home games against Everton, Brighton, Newcastle, and West Ham.
Another experienced referee, it was January 2008 when he first refereed a Burnley game, a 1-0 win against Plymouth that was Owen Coyle’s first home victory as Burnley manager.
In those four games, there have been ten yellow cards and one red card. Seven of those yellows have gone to home team players with just three to away team players. The one red card came in he 1-1 draw between Liverpool and Chelsea when he sent off Chelsea’s Reece James for handling the ball on the line, a decision he made after consulting the pitch side monitor.
His most recent game came last Saturday, Manchester United’s 4-1 home win against Newcastle. The one player carded in that game was Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.
His fourth official tomorrow is John Brooks, one of the new Select Group referees who is still to referee a Burnley game. On VAR duty, for the first time in a Burnley game is a retired referee. That’s Lee Mason whose last ever Burnley game was last season’s 2-1 home win against Wolves after which Wolves’ boss Nuno Espirito Santo said he didn’t want him to referee another Wolves game and he didn’t.
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistant Referees: Gary Beswick & Adam Nunn
Fourth Official: John Brooks
VAR: Lee Mason
Assistant VAR: Matthew Wilkes
Previous Burnley Games – Anthony Taylor
|Season||Opponents||V||Res||Y||R||Burnley Players Carded|
|2008/09||Sheffield United||a||3-2||4||0||Y: Elliott, Jordan|
|2014/15||Leicester||h||0-1||3||0||Y: Mee, Ings, Wallace|
|2016/17||Crystal Palace||h||3-2||3||0||Y: Marney|
|2016/17||Swansea||a||2-3||4||0||Y: Ward, Mee|
|2018/19||Bournemouth||h||4-0||2||0||Y: Lowton, Westwood|
|2018/19||Southampton||h||1-1||4||0||Y: Barnes, Bardsley, Mee|
|2020/21||West Brom||a||0-0||4||0||Y: Taylor, Westwood|
|2020/21||Brighton||h||1-1||2||0||Y: Mee, Guðmundsson|
|2020/21||West Ham||h||1-2||3||0||Y: Mee, Guðmundsson|