MX23RW : Wednesday, September 22 12:24:46| >> :60:9:9:

Kevin Friend

Born: July 8, 1971 (age 50)

Nationality: England flag English

Role: Referee

Over the last 12 months Kevin Friend has refereed 33 games, comprising 25 Premier League games, 4 Championship games, 2 EFL Cup games and 2 FA Cup games. In addition he has been the Fourth Official 25 times.


During this period he has issued 76 yellow cards at a rate of 2.3 per game and 3 red cards at a rate of 0.09 per game.


Kevin Friend
© PA Photos
Sports Mole has 170 articles about Kevin Friend. Articles 1 to 40:
Newcastle United's Joe Willock celebrates scoring against West Ham United in the Premier League on April 17, 2021
Result: Newcastle 3-2 West Ham: Joe Willock header dents Hammers' top-four hopes
The 10-man Hammers fought their way back from 2-0 down at the break.
Apr 17, 14:56
West Bromwich Albion's Matheus Pereira celebrates scoring their first goal against Southampton in the Premier League on April 12, 2021
Result: West Brom 3-0 Southampton: Baggies boost slim survival hopes
Albion are eight points from Premier League safety with seven games left.
Apr 12, 20:19
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson pictured on March 7, 2021
Roy Hodgson pleased to see handball rules changed after Joel Ward incident
The interpretation of the law was altered after Joel Ward gave away a penalty to the Toffees.
Apr 3, 10:20
Chris Wood celebrates with teammates after scoring for Burnley against Arsenal in the Premier League on March 6, 2021
Result: Burnley 1-1 Arsenal: Granit Xhaka catastrophe gifts Burnley a point
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring for the Gunners before Granit Xhaka hit the ball against Chris Wood for a bizarre Burnley equaliser.
Mar 6, 14:46
Leeds United's Stuart Dallas celebrates scoring their second goal with Luke Ayling and teammates on February 23, 2021
Result: Leeds United 3-0 Southampton - highlights, man of the match, stats
Sports Mole provides highlights, stats and a match report from Leeds United's 3-0 victory over Southampton in the Premier League.
Feb 23, 19:59
Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton pictured on January 23, 2021
Result: Swansea thrash Nottingham Forest to advance in FA Cup
Matt Grimes and Liam Cullen scored braces before Oli Cooper bagged his first goal in senior football.
Jan 23, 17:11
Paul Pogba celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Burnley in the Premier League on January 12, 2021
PL roundup: Pogba sends Man United top, Sheffield United claim first win
There was plenty of VAR controversy on Tuesday night.
Jan 12, 22:48
Chorley's Mike Calveley scores their second goal against Derby County in the FA Cup third round on January 9, 2021
Result: Chorley continue FA Cup run with win over coronavirus-hit Derby
Wayne Rooney and his first-team squad were missing as the Rams lost 2-0 to the National League North side.
Jan 9, 14:34
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on December 19, 2020
Jurgen Klopp admits West Brom deserved a point at Anfield
The Reds were frustrated by the battling Baggies.
Dec 27, 20:02
Brighton & Hove Albion's Pascal Gross celebrates scoring against Liverpool with teammates in the Premier League on November 28, 2020
Result: Late penalty drama sees Brighton rescue a point against Liverpool
Diogo Jota had put Liverpool ahead.
Nov 28, 14:51
Everton's Lucas Digne is shown a red card against Southampton on October 25, 2020
Everton's Lucas Digne has three-match suspension reduced to one game
The Frenchman was due to spend three matches on the sidelines following his red card at Southampton.
Oct 27, 17:35
Burnley boss Sean Dyche on July 5, 2020
Sean Dyche shrugs off outside opinion with Burnley on brink of points record
A Chris Wood effort and a late own goal from Ben Godfrey gave the Clarets a 2-0 win at nine-man Norwich.
Jul 19, 12:47
Burnley's Chris Wood scores against Norwich City on July 18, 2020
Result: Burnley ease past nine-man Norwich to keep European hopes alive
Four of the Canaries' five league wins this season had come at Carrow Road.
Jul 18, 19:41
Sheffield United's Billy Sharp celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates on March 3, 2020
Result: Billy Sharp fires Sheffield United into FA Cup quarter-finals
Billy's breakthrough in extra-time decides Madejski Stadium contest in Premier League team's favour.
Mar 3, 22:56
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their third goal with Jordan Henderson and teammates on February 1, 2020
Result: Liverpool march on with second-half rout of Southampton
The Reds have now won 24 times in 25 matches.
Feb 1, 17:05
Burnley's Ashley Barnes celebrates scoring their first goal on November 9, 2019
Result: Burnley cruise to victory as West Ham's struggles continue
An own goal from goalkeeper Roberto followed efforts from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood.
Nov 9, 17:36
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates equalising for Arsenal on September 30, 2019
Result: VAR plays its part as Arsenal claim draw at Manchester United
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who had initially been flagged offside, cancelled out an opener from Scott McTominay.
Sep 30, 22:06
Jonathan Kodjia has a leg-based celebration after scoring for Aston Villa on April 22, 2019
Jonathan Kodjia undergoes surgery on fractured cheekbone
The Aston Villa striker collided with team-mate Marvelous Nakamba during training this week.
Sep 13, 15:18
Jordan Ayew celebrates scoring for Crystal Palace on August 31, 2019
Result: Jordan Ayew sees Crystal Palace past Aston Villa
Trezeguet was sent off for Villa in the 1-0 defeat.
Aug 31, 17:16
Kevin Friend pictured on April 7, 2019
Kevin Friend to referee FA Cup final
The 47-year-old will take charge of the clash between Manchester City and Watford.
Apr 29, 16:56
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp gestures on September 15, 2018
Klopp fined £45,000 for comments on referee Friend
The Liverpool manager suggested the official had tried to make up for wrongly awarding his team's goal against West Ham.
Feb 21, 16:27
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp watches on during his side's draw with West Ham United on February 4, 2019
Klopp asked for observations over Friend comments
The Liverpool manager felt the referee learned at half-time that the Reds' goal against West Ham was offside, leading to some "strange situations".
Feb 5, 15:31
Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Fraser scores the opening goal of his side's Premier League clash with Cardiff on August 11, 2018
FA investigating coin throw incident in Cardiff City's defeat to Bournemouth
The Football Association is looking into claims that coins were thrown at Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser during Saturday's 2-0 win over Cardiff City.
Aug 13, 20:45
Dejan Lovren scores the second during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion on May 13, 2018
Result: Liverpool comfortably seal fourth place with four-goal win at Anfield
Mohamed Salah hits his 32nd Premier League goal of the season as Liverpool brush aside Brighton & Hove Albion 4-0 at Anfield on the final day.
May 13, 16:50
Jose Mourinho applauds during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Newcastle United on November 18, 2017
Jose Mourinho: 'VAR went against protocol'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claims that the use of VAR during his side's FA Cup win over Huddersfield Town "went against protocol".
Feb 17, 22:06
Jose Mourinho watches on during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Burnley on December 26, 2017
Jose Mourinho: 'VAR needs to be perfect'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho acknowledges that VAR is in "an experimental period", but insists that it needs to be made "perfect".
Feb 17, 20:43
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the third during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Stoke City on January 15, 2018
Result: Romelu Lukaku fires Manchester United past Hudderfield Town into quarter-finals
Romelu Lukaku scores in both halves to fire Manchester United into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium.
Feb 17, 19:28
Jose Mourinho watches on during the Premier League game between Burnley and Manchester United on January 20, 2018
Live Commentary: Huddersfield Town 0-2 Manchester United - as it happened
Relive how Romelu Lukaku fired Manchester United past Huddersfield and into the FA Cup quarter-finals, courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates from Yorkshire.
Feb 17, 16:30
Arsene Wenger gestures during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester United on December 2, 2017
Result: Danny Welbeck helps Arsenal to scrappy win over West Ham United
Danny Welbeck scores the only goal of the game through the only on-target attempt of the game as Arsenal beat West Ham United 1-0 in the EFL Cup quarter-finals.
Dec 19, 21:41
Jermain Defoe celebrates after opening the scoring in the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Bournemouth on December 9, 2017
Result: Crystal Palace pay penalty in draw with Bournemouth
Crystal Palace sink back to the bottom of the table as Christian Benteke misses a stoppage-time penalty during his side's 2-2 draw with Bournemouth at Selhurst Park.
Dec 9, 17:13
DeAndre Yedlin in action for Newcastle United during their Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion
Dermot Gallagher: 'Newcastle United's DeAndre Yedlin should have been sent off'
Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher says that Newcastle United defender DeAndre Yedlin should have been sent off against Southampton.
Oct 16, 11:56
George Boyd in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Burnley on January 2, 2017
Result: Burnley ease relegation fears with slender victory over Stoke City
Burnley end a winless run of seven Premier League games by defeating Stoke City 1-0 at Turf Moor.
Apr 4, 21:39
Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings in action during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on January 14, 2017
Bournemouth to appeal violent conduct charge against Tyrone Mings
Bournemouth will reportedly appeal the violent conduct charge against Tyrone Mings following his alleged stamp on Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Mar 7, 10:32
Zlatan Ibrahimovic clashes with Tyrone Mings during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Bournemouth on March 4, 2017
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Tyrone Mings charged by Football Association
Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings are both charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.
Mar 6, 14:53
Zlatan Ibrahimovic holds his ear after a clash with Tyrone Mings during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Bournemouth on March 4, 2017
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Tyrone Mings 'facing lengthy bans'
A report claims that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be given a three-match ban for elbowing Tyrone Mings, while the Bournemouth defender can expect a lengthier punishment.
Mar 6, 12:29
Referee Andre Marriner during the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Andre Marriner to ref EFL Cup final between Southampton, Manchester United
Andre Marriner will oversee the EFL Cup final clash between Southampton and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on February 26.
Feb 6, 20:04
John Terry of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on August 15, 2016
John Terry to serve one-game ban
Chelsea captain John Terry will serve a one-match ban after his appeal fails.
Jan 10, 16:34
John Terry of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on August 15, 2016
Report: Chelsea appeal John Terry red card in FA Cup third-round win
Chelsea are reportedly appealing against John Terry's red card from Sunday's FA Cup third-round victory over Peterborough United.
Jan 9, 20:14
John Terry of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on August 15, 2016
John Terry confirms intention to appeal red card
Chelsea captain John Terry confirms his intention to appeal the red card he was shown during his side's FA Cup win over Peterborough United at Stamford Bridge.
Jan 8, 22:33
John Terry of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on August 15, 2016
Chelsea to appeal John Terry red card
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte suggests that the club will appeal against the red card shown to captain John Terry during their FA Cup win over Peterborough United.
Jan 8, 19:24

Did you know...?
rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
EFL Cup
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Taca da Liga
Scottish League Cup
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Swedish Allsvenskan
Finnish Veikkausliiga
Belarusian Premier League
Serie B
Copa Libertadores
Copa Sudamericana
Liga MX
J1 League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea54101211113
2Liverpool54101211113
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd5410134913
4Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton540174312
5Manchester CityMan City53111111010
6Everton5311107310
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs530236-39
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham522111748
9Brentford52215238
10Aston Villa52128717
11Watford520368-26
12Leicester CityLeicester520358-36
13Arsenal520329-76
14Crystal Palace512258-35
15Southampton504146-24
16Wolverhampton WanderersWolves510425-33
17Leeds UnitedLeeds5032512-73
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle5023613-72
19Burnley501439-61
20Norwich CityNorwich5005214-120

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!