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It's not been a great month of refereeing in the English Premier League.
On Thursday, Darron Gibson and Carlton Cole's red cards in the Everton-West Ham match were overturned. Both send offs were very harsh, and referee Anthony Taylor was criticized for the decisions.
On Boxing Day, many managers were left fuming at the officials.
Roberto Mancini said, "Maybe the referee ate too much for Christmas," while Sir Alex Ferguson was angry at referee Mike Dean. In the match between QPR and West Bromwich Albion, a goal was unfairly awarded to the Baggies while the Londoners should have been given a penalty.
In the game between Norwich City vs. Manchester City, referee Mike Jones wasn't bad but made a big mistake in sending off Samir Nasri.
The Frenchman went head-to-head with Sebastien Bassong at the end of the first half but certainly did not deserve to be sent off.
Red cards change games more than anything else and it is essential that referees are correct when sending players off.
Goal-line technology will soon be introduced in the Premier League, but FIFA must invest in video replays for red cards.