4. Andre Marriner has yet another controversial match
There were visible signs of exhaustion on Andre Marriner’s face during the dying moments of the game. You’ve got to feel for the guy as Newcastle conceded foul after foul and card after card. Though many of his decisions were spot on, many of his decisions were highly controversial too.
Arsenal were denied a penalty during the first 12 minutes of the game when Bellerin was brought down and one could argue how harsh a decision it was to give Mitrovic the red card. But Marriner had a troubled afternoon at St. James’ park while refereeing yet another Arsenal match. Overall the referee gave 23 fouls, 7 yellow cards and 1 red card.