Referee appointed for Spurs clash- Hammers winless in last five home games under him!

Martin Atkinson has officially been appointed as the referee for West Ham’s first game after the international break, a tough London derby against local rivals Tottenham Hotspur. We take a look at the Hammers’ recent record under the 47 year old.

West Ham have not won in their last five home league games under Atkinson

Interestingly enough, the Hammers have not won in their last five Premier League games at home when Atkinson was the referee.

West Ham 1-1 Bournemouth (20 January, 2018)
West Ham 1-1 Leicester (24 November, 2017)
West Ham 0-3 Brighton (20 October, 2017)
West Ham 2-4 Watford (10 September, 2016)
West Ham 1-1 West Brom (29 November, 2015)

When did West Ham last win at home in the Premier League with Atkinson in the middle?

We need to go all the way back to the 2014/15 season, when the Hammers beat Hull City 3-0 in January 2015 thanks to goals from Carroll, Amalfitano and Downing. The Tigers were relegated at the end of that season.

Has Martin Atkinson been a referee for a West Ham v Spurs Premier League game in the past?

Since his appointment as a Premier League referee, Atkinson has been in charge of two games which had West Ham and Tottenham squaring off against each other. On both occasions, the home side won 1-0.

West Ham 1-0 Tottenham (25 September, 2010)
Spurs 1-0 West Ham (11 April, 2009)

What games involving West Ham and Spurs has Atkinson refereed this season?

In the 2018/19 season, both West Ham and Spurs have played one game each with Atkinson in charge, and they were victorious in both. Spurs beat Newcastle 2-1 on the opening weekend while West Ham beat Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park last month.

Any other interesting facts?

Atkinson has been in charge of eight Premier League games this season, and the home side has won only once- in GW2 when Sarri’s Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 at Stamford Bridge. The away side has been victorious in four of these eight games.

Atkinson’s last Premier League game was the 0-0 stalemate between Liverpool and Manchester City before the international break. However, in all the PL games involving West Ham that he’s been in charge, only one has ended in 0-0, and that was back in 2008 against Portsmouth.

West Ham v Tottenham Hotspur 20 October, 2018 (Saturday)

Referee: Martin Atkinson
Assistants: Stephen Child and Peter Kirkup

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