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Chris Kavanagh to ref Newcastle game

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Match Referee News

Fulham vrs Newcastle United

Premier League Match Day 38 at Craven Cottage

Sunday 23rd May 2021    KO: 16:00

Referee: Chris Kavanagh (Lancashire)

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Referee: Chris Kavanagh (Lancashire)

Referee Chris Kavanagh
Chris Kavanagh

Referee Chris Kavanagh started refereeing in 1998 at the age of 13 years old. At age 29 years he was promoted to referee in the Blue Square Conference in season 2012-13 and then in the Football League in the 2014/2015 season.

In the summer of 2016 he was promoted to the Select Group 2 and is employed on a full time basis. Mr Kavanagh then became a Select Group 1 referee for the 2017/18 season.

The last time Ref Kavanagh bossed a Fulham game was in September 2020 when we lost 3-0 at home to Arsenal in our first game back in the Premier League. He booked four players including Michael Hector (26,f) and Tom Cairney (61,f).

It was over a year previous to that Mr Kavanagh bossed a Fulham game in the home Premier League win against Cardiff in April 2019, which we won with a Ryan Babel goal in the 79th minute.

That was Mr Kavanagh's only meeting with Fulham that season but he was the ref for the second leg of the 2017/18 season's Play Off Semi-Final 2-0 home win against Derby. He booked six players four of them from Fulham, Stefan Johansen (62,f), Aboubakar Kamara (74,sim), Kevin McDonald (78,tw), Marcus Bettinelli (90+4,tw).

Prior to the Derby game Mr Kavanagh refed one other Fulham game in that season the 2-2 draw with QPR in March 2018. He booked Matt Targett (86,f), Aleksandar Mitrovic (90+3,arg) and three QPR players.

Mr Kavanagh last refed Newcastle United in January 2021 when they lost 2-1 away at Arsenal. He booked six players four of them from Newcastle United.

Last season he refed 34 games and dished out 120 yellows and 1 red, so an average 3.5 yellows per game. This season so far he has refed 31 games and dished out 117 yellows, so an average of 3.9 yellows a game, and 3 reds.

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