Jon Moss will take charge of Arsenal’s game against United while Anthony Taylor has been appointed to another Premier League match this weekend despite his catalogue of blunders during the Spurs game, proving once again that there is zero accountability for officials within the English game.
Anthony Taylor’s list of f**k ups in the Spurs-Arsenal game is as long as it is frustrating but if we were hoping the official who saw Davinson Sanchez’s stamp on Koscielny but thought it not worth bothering about would be held responsible, we’re out of luck.
Not that anyone was.
Then there was Danny Rose, who was not booked for one of the most blatant dives of the season, nevermind the red he should have received for his assault on Bernd Leno.
Plus there was the offside penalty that should never have been given and which changed the destination of all three points.
Mauricio Pochettino has finally been banned for his confrontation with Mike Dean after the Burnley game, but only after the FA allowed him to take charge of both games against Chelsea and Arsenal. I’m not sure I can remember another instance of the FA delaying a manager’s ban like this before.
Spurs, hilariously, are furious about the FA employing ‘double standards’.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Lucas Torreira, however, will serve a three-game ban, missing the Manchester United, Newcastle United and Everton games as the only person held to account for anything from the shambles at Wembley.
Meanwhile, Jon ‘I love to send Granit Xhaka off’ Moss will take charge of Arsenal v Manchester United on Sunday.
Moss has already taken charge of four Arsenal games this season including the 2-0 defeat in the league cup against Tottenham and the 1-0 defeat at West Ham. He was also in charge of the 2-0 win over Everton and 2-1 win over Huddersfield.
In those games, he issued a total of 14 yellows, eight of which went to Arsenal players.
He has also taken charge of four United games with the Old Trafford outfit winning three and drawing one.