Premier League icon Mike Dean ‘achieved’ a private milestone throughout Aston Villa’s fiery win at Wolves on Saturday lunchtime.
Dean, who’s been officiating within the Premier League since 2000, reached his 3,000th yellow card as the 2 Midlands sides locked horns at Molineux.
Villa defender Matty Money was the recipient of the historic warning as Dean brandished a yellow card within the 29th minute.
By no means one to shrink back from making a giant choice, Dean was a busy boy all through. He handed out EIGHT extra yellow playing cards within the match, whereas two gamers (Joao Moutinho and Douglas Luiz) have been additionally despatched off in the direction of the tip.
However the largest choice he made got here deep into stoppage-time as John McGinn (who was additionally booked) was felled within the field by Nelson Semedo. Dean awarded the penalty in typical Mike Dean type along with his extremely pronounced level to the spot, with Anwar El Ghazi slotting away the ensuing spot-kick.
Just a few different issues did go on within the match with out Dean’s involvement. Wolves starlet Fabio Silva hit the publish, whereas the sensible Emi Martinez denied Leander Dendoncker with a spectacular save within the second half.
It appeared there was one choice which had handed the legendary referee by within the first half with the ball placing Romain Saiss on the arm and inside his personal field.
Saiss had little time to react to the cross from the correct and his arm didn’t seem like in an unnatural choice so it was appropriate to not award a penalty, nevertheless, the best way VAR got here to that conclusion was controversial.