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Referee Pawson to boss Southampton game

last updated Friday 14th May 2021, 9:46 AM

Fulham Football Club

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Southampton vrs Fulham

Premier League Match Day 36 at St. Mary's Stadium

Saturday 15th May 2021    KO: 15:00

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 April 2021 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 Southampton was in February 2021 when the lost 3-2 away at Newcastle, he booked four players, including Jan Bednarek of Southampton. Mr Pawson gave two of his yellows to Jeff Hendrick of Newcastle sending him off in the 49th minute when the score was 3-2.

Last season, 2019/2020, he refed 34 games and dished out 139 yellows and 3 reds, so 4.0 yellows per game. This season so far it is 30 games 107 yellows and 5 reds so a lower average of 3.6 yellow cards per game

His busiest game recently was Arsenal away at Wolves in February 2021 when he booked five players and sent off two, both from Arsenal. Arsenal lost 2-1.

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