Match officials for Owls v Bluebirds

16 March 2013 10:31
James Linington is the man in the middle

He will be assisted by Steven Copeland and Robert Merchant with Fourth Official Alan Clayton.

James Linington has only ever referee'd a Cardiff City match twice before. Both times in the 2010/11 season and both times Cardiff City won the matches.

Also, in both game games he awarded Cardiff a penalty inside the opening 10 minutes.

Coventry 1 - 2 Cardiff on October 19th 2010 saw Peter Whittingham score a 5th minute penalty and Jay Bothroyd get an 87th minute winner.

Cardiff 4 - 1 Derby on April 2nd 2011 saw Bothroyd score a 7th minute penalty and goals followed by Dekel Keinan, Paul Quinn and Peter Whittingham before a last minute Robbie Savage consolation for Derby, also from the spot.

Can you see a pattern here.

James Linington = Cardiff win, Cardiff penalty, Whittingham goal.

So far this season in just 8 games starting on Jan 5th, 2013 he's issued 15 yellow cards and no red.

Source: Cardiff City Online