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Martin Atkinson

Born: March 31, 1971 (age 50)

Hometown: Bradford
Nationality: England flag English

Role: Referee

Over the last 12 months Martin Atkinson has refereed 31 games, comprising 26 Premier League games, 2 Championship games, 2 FA Cup games and 1 EFL Cup game. In addition he has been the Fourth Official 20 times.


During this period he has issued 80 yellow cards at a rate of 2.58 per game and 2 red cards at a rate of 0.06 per game.


Martin Atkinson
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Sports Mole has 260 articles about Martin Atkinson. Articles 1 to 40:
Richarlison celebrates scoring for Everton against Southampton in the Premier League on March 1, 2021
Result: Everton 1-0 Southampton: Richarlison keeps Toffees' top-four hopes alive
Richarlison scored for the third-successive match inside the first 10 minutes.
Mar 1, 22:21
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder pictured on February 7, 2021
Chris Wilder furious with refereeing decisions in Fulham defeat
Ademola Lookman broke the deadlock for the Cottagers in the 61st minute, with the home side going on to secure only their fourth win of the season.
Feb 21, 00:00
Tomas Soucek is sent off for West Ham United against Fulham in the Premier League on February 6, 2021
Keith Hackett insists VAR should be operated by specialists, not referees
The ex-head of PGMOL believes retired referees should be given training to operate the system.
Feb 15, 19:00
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl pictured in February 2021
Ralph Hasenhuttl fumes at VAR after loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolves equalised from the penalty spot after a disputed handball.
Feb 14, 16:03
Chelsea's Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring against Barnsley in the FA Cup on February 11, 2021
Result: Tammy Abraham nets winner as Chelsea overcome Barnsley in FA Cup
Tammy Abraham struck the fifth-round tie's only goal from close range.
Feb 11, 22:21
Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus scores against Burnley in the Premier League on February 3, 2021
Result: Manchester City breeze past Burnley to extend winning run
It was routine stuff for a City side in ominous form going into Sunday's meeting with Liverpool.
Feb 3, 20:09
Aston Villa's Anwar El Ghazi celebrates scoring against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on December 20, 2020
Result: Aston Villa too strong for 10-man West Bromwich Albion in Sam Allardyce's opener
Anwar El Ghazi scored twice in a comfortable derby win as Jake Livermore was sent off.
Dec 20, 21:45
Patrick Bamford scores a disallowed goal for Leeds against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on November 7, 2020
The weekend's VAR incidents: Patrick Bamford's offside arm and handball debates
The Leeds striker had a goal ruled out after VAR ruled he was offside.
Nov 9, 14:27
Sevilla players celebrate Suso's goal against Manchester United on August 16, 2020
Sevilla's previous UEFA Cup/Europa League finals
Sports Mole takes a look at Sevilla's previous UEFA Cup/Europa League finals ahead of Friday's showdown with Inter Milan.
Aug 19, 12:51
Andy Robertson and Serge Aurier in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on January 11, 2020
Jose Mourinho: 'Andrew Robertson should have been sent off'
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho claims that Liverpool full-back Andrew Robertson should have been sent off for a tackle on Japhet Tanganga.
Jan 11, 20:59
Referee Martin Atkinson speaks with Watford's Troy Deeney as Crystal Palace's Luka Milivojevic reacts after sustaining an injury on December 7, 2019
Result: Watford, Crystal Palace play out goalless draw
Watford have only won once in the Premier League this season.
Dec 7, 17:15
Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez scores against Chelsea in the Premier League on November 23, 2019
Result: Riyad Mahrez nets winner as Manchester City overcome Chelsea
Riyad Mahrez scores the winner as Manchester City record a 2-1 win over Chelsea in Saturday evening's Premier League clash.
Nov 23, 19:25
Turkey forward Cenk Tosun in action against Moldova in their Euro 2020 qualifier in March 2019
Cenk Tosun: 'I tried to comfort Gomes after injury'
The Portugal international sustained a potentially season-ending injury after being clipped by Son Heung-min and falling heavily on his right leg.
Nov 4, 10:14
Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min is shown a red card by referee Martin Atkinson on November 3, 2019
Premier League confirms reasons for Son Heung-min red card
The Premier League confirms that Son Heung-min received a red card in Tottenham Hotspur's game with Everton for 'endangering the safety' of midfielder Andre Gomes.
Nov 4, 00:01
Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min is shown a red card by referee Martin Atkinson on November 3, 2019
Mauricio Pochettino calls on VAR to overturn Son Heung-min red card
The Portugal international sustained a potentially season-ending injury.
Nov 3, 20:47
Gary Cahill in action for Crystal Palace on October 5, 2019
Gary Cahill claims Matteo Guendouzi's "rugby tackle" saved Arsenal from defeat
The defender was confident Palace would have won if Wilfried Zaha had broken clear.
Oct 28, 09:27
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on October 20, 2019
Klopp: 'I was 100% sure VAR would rule out Rashford's goal'
Adam Lallana earned the Reds a late point at Old Trafford.
Oct 20, 20:30
Adam Lallana celebrates equalising for Liverpool on October 20, 2019
Result: Manchester United end Liverpool winning run as Adam Lallana rescues draw
Manchester United end Liverpool's 17-match winning streak in the top flight as Adam Lallana rescues a 1-1 draw for the league leaders at Old Trafford.
Oct 20, 18:28
Arsenal defender David Luiz celebrates with teammates after scoring against Bournemouth on October 6, 2019
Result: David Luiz scores first Arsenal goal in win over Bournemouth
Brazilian makes the difference as Gunners keep a clean sheet.
Oct 6, 16:39
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates on September 1, 2019
Harry Kane insists he should have had penalty in North London derby
Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane insists that he should have had a penalty during Sunday afternoon's North London derby.
Sep 1, 21:13
Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring their first goal on September 1, 2019
Result: Arsenal come from two goals down to salvage point in thrilling derby
Arsenal come from two goals down to salvage a point against Tottenham Hotspur in a thrilling North London derby at the Emirates Stadium.
Sep 1, 18:25
Georginio Wijnaldum opens the scoring during the Premier League game between Cardiff City and Liverpool on April 21, 2019
Result: Record-breaking Liverpool beat Cardiff City to regain top spot
Liverpool beat Cardiff City 2-0 to regain top spot in the table and set a new club record for highest points tally in the Premier League era.
Apr 21, 17:53
Diogo Jota celebrates after extending Wolverhampton Wanderers' lead against Manchester United on March 16, 2019
Result: Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota dump Manchester United out of FA Cup
Second-half goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota fire Wolverhampton Wanderers to Wembley with a 2-1 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Mar 16, 21:51
Leicester City defender Harry Maguire scores the equaliser against Liverpool on January 30, 2019
Result: Liverpool miss the chance to move seven points clear with Leicester City draw
Liverpool miss the chance to move seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table as they are held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City at Anfield.
Jan 30, 21:58
Grimsby Town manager Michael Jolley on January 5, 2018
Grimsby boss Jolley aggrieved by early dismissal of Fox in Palace defeat
Fox was shown a red card in the second minute for a studs-up tackle on Andros Townsend.
Jan 5, 21:00
Son Heung-min is mobbed by his Tottenham Hotspur teammates after adding his name to the scoresheet against Chelsea on November 24, 2018
Result: Rampant Tottenham Hotspur inflict first defeat on Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea
Chelsea fall to their first competitive defeat of the Maurizio Sarri era as they are humbled 3-1 by Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.
Nov 24, 19:23
Riyad Mahrez steps up to take a late penalty in Manchester City's away draw at Liverpool in the Premier League on October 7, 2018
Result: Riyad Mahrez misses late penalty as Manchester City draw at Liverpool
Riyad Mahrez misses a late penalty as Liverpool and Manchester City draw 0-0 at Anfield in the Premier League.
Oct 7, 18:24
Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates equalising during the Premier League game between Fulham and Watford on September 22, 2018
Result: Aleksandar Mitrovic rescues point for Fulham at Watford
Aleksandar Mitrovic scores 13 minutes from time to rescue a point for Fulham from their Premier League clash with Watford at Craven Cottage.
Sep 22, 14:21
Ilkay Gundogan poses with his face mask during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on August 12, 2018
Ilkay Gundogan: 'Martin Atkinson worst performer in Manchester City draw'
Ilkay Gundogan claims that referee Martin Atkinson was "the worst performer" in Manchester City's 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
Aug 26, 17:38
Pep Guardiola pulls a ridiculous face during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on August 12, 2018
Pep Guardiola refuses to comment on controversial Willy Boly goal
Pep Guardiola refuses to criticise referee Martin Atkinson after Willy Boly's controversial goal helped Wolverhampton Wanderers to a 1-1 draw with Manchester City.
Aug 25, 20:23
Moussa Sissoko in action for Tottenham Hotspur in pre-season on July 25, 2018
Moussa Sissoko avoids Football Association ban for alleged stamp
Tottenham Hotspur's Moussa Sissoko will not face any further action for his alleged stamp on Newcastle United's Kenedy as the officials spotted the incident at the time.
Aug 13, 20:23
Mark Hughes reacts during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Bournemouth on October 21, 2017
Dermot Gallagher: 'No need for VAR with incident involving Willy Caballero'
Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher says that VAR was not required to determine whether Southampton had scored a legitimate goal against Chelsea in the FA Cup.
Apr 23, 17:56
Mark Hughes reacts during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Bournemouth on October 21, 2017
Mark Hughes 'disappointed' with lack of VAR in Chelsea defeat
Southampton manager Mark Hughes questions the lack of VAR use in his side's 2-0 loss to Chelsea after a couple of big calls went against his side.
Apr 22, 19:55
Dejected Stoke City manager Mark Hughes pictured on January 6, 2018
Mark Hughes: 'Southampton hard done by against Chelsea'
Mark Hughes is unhappy with two incidents in Southampton's FA Cup semi-final 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday which he felt let the Blues off the hook.
Apr 22, 18:07
Ashley Young of Manchester United reacts to being injured during the game against Everton on April 4, 2017
Dermot Gallagher: 'No deliberate handball from Manchester United's Ashley Young'
Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher says that the referee was right not to award Manchester City a penalty for handball by Manchester United's Ashley Young.
Apr 9, 16:08
Referee Martin Atkinson in action during the FA Cup fifth round clash between Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United at Ewood Park on February 19, 2017
Pep Guardiola unhappy with Martin Atkinson over Ashley Young challenge
Pep Guardiola jokes that Sergio Aguero 'dived' in an attempt to win a penalty against Manchester United, having clearly been caught in the box by Ashley Young.
Apr 9, 14:02
Manchester United's Chris Smalling scores against Manchester City on April 7, 2018
Result: Manchester United comeback puts Manchester City title celebrations on hold
Manchester City miss out on the chance of securing the Premier League title in a record time as they lose 3-2 to rivals Manchester United.
Apr 7, 19:23
Charlie Adam of Stoke City celebrates with team-mates after scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on April 4, 2015
Dermot Gallagher: 'Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam deserved red card'
Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher says that Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam deserved to be sent off against Everton on Saturday afternoon.
Mar 19, 14:57
Paul Lambert in charge of Aston Villa in February 2015
Paul Lambert: 'Charlie Adam red card was a massive blow'
Stoke City manager Paul Lambert admits that the red card shown to Charlie Adam in the first half of his side's 2-1 defeat to Everton was a "massive blow".
Mar 17, 21:05
Cenk Tosun in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton on January 13, 2018
Result: Cenk Tosun double downs 10-man Stoke City in dramatic conclusion
Everton earn a late 2-1 win over 10-man Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium courtesy of a couple of Cenk Tosun goals.
Mar 17, 16:52

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CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina32211669
United StatesUnited States25292276
JapanJapan2071239
AustraliaAustralia1541635
Great BritainGreat Britain14181547
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Wednesday's key events


SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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