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Ref Taylor to boss Leeds game

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Match Referee News

Leeds United v Fulham

Premier League Match Day 02 2021 Elland Road

Saturday 19th September 2020    KO: 15:00

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

Referee Anthony Taylor  (Cheshire)
Anthony Taylor
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Anthony Taylor started refereeing in the Northern Premier League in 2002, progressing to officiate in the Conference North in 2004. He was appointed to the Football League referees' list at the start of the 2006–07 season and was then promoted to the list of Select Group Referees who officiate primarily in the Premier League in 2010. In 2013 he was promoted to the FIFA officials list.

His first Premiership game was the Fulham 1-0 win over Portsmouth in February 2010 the year Fulham played in the Europa League Final.

The most recent time Mr Taylor refed a Fulham game was a Premiership game in February 2019, away at Southampton which we lost 2-0, and he booked Kevin McDonald for a foul in the 62nd minute.

Earlier he had refed our 1-2 home defeat by Oldham in the FA Cup in January 2019. He booked five players three of them from Fulham, Kebano (38,f), Odoi (62,d), R Sessegnon (76,f).

Prior to this game he bossed the 1-0 away defeat at Huddersfield on the 5th November 2018 when he booked three players,  two of them from Fulham< Fosu-Mensah (34,f), Mitrovic (76,d).

Mr Taylor had of course bossed Fulham during the Play Off Final at Wembley when Fulham beat Aston Villa 1-0. As we know he sent Denis Odoi off for two yellow cards given for fouls. Mr Taylor also booked four Villa players and Kamara for disent.

The last time Mr Taylor refed Leeds United was in January 2020 when they lost 1-0 away at Arsenal in the FA Cup. He yellow carded one playdf Mat Klich of Leeds United.

Last season, 2019/2020, he refed 48 games and dished out 202 yellows and 9 reds, so above average at 4.2 yellows per game. Three of his red cards were in Cup games.

His busiest game recently was Tottenham vrs Chelsea in December 2019 when he yellow carded seven players and sent off Heung-Min Son.

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