Meet the Referee – Craig Pawson

Each week we take a close look at the referee assigned to the Swans game and look at their previous record when officiating our beloved Swansea City.

Craig Pawson
Craig Pawson

This week’s spotlight for our man in the middle falls on Craig Pawson, who was appointed the referee for the Manchester City v Swans Premier League game on Sunday, 22nd April 2018.

Name: Craig Pawson
DOB: July 18, 1979
Birthplace: South Yorkshire.
Interesting Fact: Ironically Pawson made his Barclays Premier League debut as he took charge of the Swans clash with Newcastle United in March 2013 but he really made his mark on the Jack Army when he sent off Kyle Bartley and Gylfi Sigurdsson in the 3-1 defeat at Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup last season (2014-2015).

Here are the all important facts and figures for each game that he has been a referee for a Swansea City game:

 

Date
 

Competition
 

Home Team
 

Score
 

Away Team
22-Apr-18
Premier League
Manchester City
5:0
Swans
23-Dec-17
Premier League
Swans
1:1
Crystal Palace
02-Dec-17
Premier League
Stoke City
2:1
Swans
10-Dec-16
Premier League
Swans
3:0
Sunderland
05-Mar-16
Premier League
Swans
1:0
Norwich City
24-May-15
Premier League
Crystal Palace
1:0
Swans
02-May-15
Premier League
Swans
2:0
Stoke City
24-Jan-15
FA Cup 4th Round
Blackburn Rovers
3:1
Swans
23-Aug-14
Premier League
Swans
1:0
Burnley
19-Oct-13
Premier League
Swans
4:0
Sunderland
02-Mar-13
Premier League
Swans
1:0
Newcastle United
27-Mar-10
Championship
Swans
0:0
Ipswich Town

In summary, Craig Pawson’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P8 W6 D2 L0

Away Games
P4 W0 D0 L4

Overall Record
P12 W6 D2 L4

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 66%

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