Referee For West Ham’s Match Against United Named

Andre Marriner, West Ham referee. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
Andre Marriner, West Ham referee. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /

The Premier League have announced that Andre Marriner will officiate West Ham’s next match against Manchester United.

West Ham will be conscious of the referee for this match after many fans were disappointed in Peter Bankes. Bankes officiated during the Hammers victory over Aston Villa. Despite VAR coming to the rescue at the end. The referee certainly didn’t endear himself to fans after awarding Villa free-kicks then not punishing them for similar incidents.

Andre Marriner, however, has a lot more experience in the top-flight than Bankes and one would assume a much more controlled match. Marriner has only ever sent off a West Ham player on two occasions in the thirty-eight games he has officiated them in. The two players were Radoslav Kováč and Sam Byram.

Radoslav Kováč, West Ham.
Radoslav Kováč, West Ham. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images) /

Those sending offs were both against Sunderland in 2-2 draws. They were made up of separate yellow cards, rather than straight red cards. This could be good news for Hammers, as the referee has given more red cards to opposition players (3) in the same period. The same can’t be said for penalty kicks.

Marriner has awarded West Ham one penalty during the matches but has given four penalties to the opposition. The last time a penalty was given in a match though was back in 2013 during a 3-1 win over West Brom. But the club’s overall record when Marriner has been in charge is quite poor.

West Ham have won seven, drawn twelve and lost nineteen of the matches in all competitions that Marrier has officiated. In terms of the Premier League, the Hammers have lost four of their last five matches drawing the most recent against Everton earlier this year.

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The last game Marriner officiated over West Ham was in fact their League Cup win over Charlton Athletic this season. If David Moyes make that into a run of two wins and beat Manchester United then the Hammers could find themselves in third place depending on other results.