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Referee Attwell to boss Aston Villa game

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Fulham Football Club

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Fulham v Aston Villa

Premier League Match Day 03 2021 at Craven Cottage

Monday 28th September 2020     KO: 17:45

Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)

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Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)

Referee Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)
Stuart Attwell
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Referee Stuart Attwell, 38 years old, made history as the youngest Premier League referee at 25 years old when he took charge of Blackburn and Hull in August 2008.

Ref Attwell graduated from Staffordshire University in 2004. Refereeing had been a lifelong ambition for him, according to his father. Attwell worked his way up from local games to non-League football, then to the West Midlands League and the Football League.

He was promoted to the Select Group of referees for the 2016/17 season following consistent refereeing displays since being demoted as a National List official in 2012.

Ref Attwell became infamous for, amongst other controversial decisions, the ghost goal for Reading at Watford in 2008 when the ball clearly went wide of the post. He was suspended from the Premier League for two years

He last reffed Fulham in September 2018 in the 3-0 away defeat at Man City . Mr Attwell chose to keep his cards firmly in his pockets.

Mr Attwell also refed the Fulham game in May 2018 during the 3-1 away defeat at Birmingham in the last game of the season, it dropped Fulham into the Playoffs from the automatic promotion places. He booked two players from Birmingham and Kamara (47,f), Odoi (49,f), McDonald (70,f) of Fulham.

Prior to this Mr Attwell refed Fulham in May 2017 during the1-1 home draw with ruffians Reading in the first leg of the playoffs. He booked two players from each team, Malone (54,d), McDonald (56,f) for Fulham, and sent off a Reading player in the 80th minute.

Mr Attwell last refed Aston Villa in April 2019, Villa drew 1-1 away at Leeds in the Championship, and yellow carded four Leeds players, two Villa players and sent off El Ghazi of Aston Villa in the 75th minute.

Last season he refed 27 games and dished out 127 yellows and 5 reds so an above average 4.7 yellows per game.

His busiest game in recent times was the Brentford vrs Millwall game in which he booked 6 Millwall players and three from Brentford.

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