|Case Study #||13-2013|
|Date||6 Apr 2013|
|Competition||Barclays Premier League|
|Fixture/Result||WBA 1 – 2 Arsenal|
|Referee/Badge||Howard Webb, FIFA|
|At Issue||Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker’s elbow strikes West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley in the face. What is the appropriate action by the referee?|
During a WBA corner kick in minute 57, Mertesacker appears to elbow WBA defender Gareth McAuley in the face, raising a nasty bruise near the center back’s right eye. Review the frames and video below.
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