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Oh no - it's Taylor for Tottenham!

Filed: Tuesday, 17th November 2015
By: Staff Writer

Anthony Taylor has been named as the referee for West Ham United's big London derby at Tottenham this weekend.

The 37-year-old, who hails from Wythenshawe in Greater Manchester has been widely hailed as the worst referee in the Premier League by Hammers fans following his disastrous performances in recent months.

Taylor has issued 38 yellow cards so far this season in ten Premier League matches and just one red - to West Ham's goalkeeper Adrian in the 2-1 home defeat against Leicester for 'dangerous play'.

The errant Taylor has been placed in charge of West Ham's trip to White Hart Lane

However it is for his previous appearances at the Boleyn Ground that he is best remembered for - notably the ludicrous dismissals of West Ham's Carlton Cole and Everton's Darren Gibson in a Premier League meeting back in December 2012.

Taylor was also jeered off the field by the Boleyn faithful in April 2014, following his performance in a 2-1 home defeat against Liverpool - a game in which he awarded two incredibly weak penalties to the visitors.

Last season his tally of 115 yellow cards was only beaten by Mike Dean and Martin Atkinson. And since being appointed by the PGMOL five years ago, he had averaged one red card every five games.

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