5 villains of the Premier League weekend

Lee Cattermole

Sunderland, the Everton and Man City referee, the Arsenal referee, a former Arsenal striker and a Tottenham defender all make this week's list.

Lee Cattermole

Cattermole has forced his way back into the Sunderland first eleven since returning from injury but he doesn’t seem to have helped the struggling black cats. Against Manchester United it was crucial that they made the most of any possession they had in the game but his passing was particularly wasteful. Sunderland need all the help they can get and Cattermole will have to improve his performances if they want to survive in this league.

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Lee Mason

Referees are always the brunt of criticism and this week was no different. Mason took charge of the West Bromich Albion versus Arsenal game on Sunday afternoon and made quite a few baffling decisions. He failed to give Arsenal a penalty when Jack Wilshere was clearly taken out when he was about to take a shot yet strangely Mason didn’t deem it a foul, and played on. He has made it on to this list because he might have cost both teams all three points.

John Moss

Another referee makes it on to the villains list! Moss didn’t have the best of games when he refereed Manchester United and Crystal Palace a few weeks ago and Everton will be especially upset with Moss who denied them a penalty in the first half when Romelu Lukaku was clearly pushed to the ground in the box. He then decided to award a penalty to Manchester City for a push on Zabaleta but replays showed there was minimal contact.

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Nicolas Anelka

The French striker didn’t have the best of games against his former side Arsenal but he did have one of the biggest chances of the game. He was clean through on goal but seemed to hesitate and eventually put the ball wide of the frame. He would have out his side 2-0 up and almost secured the three points. In the end Arsenal equalised and the Baggies could only get a point.

Michael Dawson

Dawson signed a new long-term contract with Tottenham this week but if his performance against West Ham United on Sunday was anything to go by then it looks to be a bad investment. He was at the centre of a defence that was all over place in the second half in which the Hammers found the net three times in 20 minutes. For Ravel Morrison’s goal he put in a very weak challenge that allowed the young Hammer to make his way through on goal. A bad day for Dawson.

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