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Referee Craig Pawson to boss Liverpool game

last updated Friday 19th April 2024, 4:37 PM

Fulham Football Club

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Fulham vrs Liverpool

Premier League Match Day 34 2324 at Craven Cottage

Sunday 21st April 2024    KO: 16:30

Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

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Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

Referee Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)
Craig Pawson
(South Yorkshire)
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Craig Pawson has been a referee since 1993, working his way up the Football League ladder since the 2008/09 campaign.

The Sheffield & Hallamshire FA referee was placed in the Select Group of Premier League officials from the 2013/14 season. In 2015 Pawson was put on the FIFA International Referees List. Pawson became the seventh referee from England on the list.

Mr Pawson last refed Fulham in September 2021 when we beat Norwich 2-1 in the League Cup at The Cottage. He booked four players just one from Fulham, Rodrigo Muniz for a foul. Carlos Vinicius and Alex Iwobi scored Fulham's goals.

It was some two seasons previous when Mr Pawson refed a Fulham game. The get together was in May 2021 when we lost 3-1 away at Southampton with Fabio Carvalho being Fulham's goal scorer. One player was booked and that was Joachim Andersen of Fulham, for a foul.

Earlier in the season in April 2021 Mr Pawson refed Fulham when we drew 1-1 away at Arsenal, he booked three players all from Fulham, Joachim Andersen for a foul in the 50th minute, Bobby Decordova-Reid for a foul in the 61st minute and Alphonse Areola for time wasting in the 89th minute. Josh Maja scored Fulham's goal with a penalty in the 59th minute.

Prior to the the Arsenal game Mr Pawson refed Fulham in January 2021 when we drew 0-0 away at Brighton. He booked two Brighton players and Harrison Reed in 45+1, all for fouls.

In the previous season 2019/2020 Mr Pawson refed Fulham in January 2020 when we beat Aston Villa 2-1 in the Third round of the FA Cup. He booked three players from each team the Fulham players were Kevin McDonald (47,f), Anthony Knockaert (88,f) and Michael Hector (90+7,arg).

In March 2019, season 2018/2019, Mr Pawson refed Fulham when we lost 2-1 at home to Liverpool , he booked Franck Anguissa (65,f) and Joe Bryan (90+2,f) of Fulham and Fabinho (39,f) of Liverpool.

He also refed us earlier in the season in Jan 2018 when Fulham lost 2-1 at home to Tottenham. He booked five players including Aleksandar Mitrovic (74,arg) and Jean Seri (75,f).

Prior to the Tottenham game Mr Pawson last refed Fulham in Dec 2018 when we played Fulham Broadway Mr Pawson booked three players including Denis Odoi (54,f).

Mr Pawson first refed a Fulham game in the 2-1 Premier League home defeat by Cardiff in September 2013, Bryan Ruiz scored Fulham's goal. He booked one player from each team the Fulham player was Dimitar Berbatov

The last occasion Mr Pawson refed Liverpool was in February 2024 when he bossed Liverpool vrs Southampton which Liverpool won 3-0.

Last season, 2022/2023, he refed 39 games and dished out 156 yellows and 3 reds, so 4.0 yellows per game.

His busiest game recently was Chelsea vrs Brighton in December 2023 when he booked five Brighton players and four Chelsea players. He also gave Conor Gallagher of Chelsea a second yellow in the 45th minute.

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