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PremierLeague-News.Com - The officials for matchweek 31 have been announced and it will bring back bad memories for United fans
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Sheffield United have been told their referee for this Sunday's match at home to Arsenal and it will bring back bad memories. Peter Bankes will take charge of a Blades game for the fourth time this season. The Lancashire-based official came in for heavy criticism from former manager Chris Wilder following the 1-1 draw at Brighton in December. He showed a red card to John Lundstram for a 'reckless, out of control' challenge despite replays showing the Sheffield United midfielder had won the ball well in advance of his tackle on Joel Veltman. Wilder continued his criticism of that decision throughout the season and made reference to it again when Jayden Bogle was fouled in the last minute away at Fulham and denied a penalty. It was certainly a sore point that the Blades boss felt United was harshly done by.
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. However, there is also another unlucky omen with this weekend's appointments. Lee Mason, who was the referee in the first fixture down at the Emirates in October, is the fourth official.
Oli Burke tackles David Luiz before having his shirt pulled back by the Brazilian.
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Wilder was furious with him for what he described as 'bottling' a decision to send off David Luiz on five minutes for a shirt pull on Oliver Burke when the United striker was clean through on goal. Mason also took charge of the FA Cup clash at home to Plymouth when he waved away Ethan Ampadu's appeals for a penalty for handball.
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