Mike Dean quiz: how much do you know about the Premier League referee?

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<span>Photograph: Adam Davy/PA</span>
Photograph: Adam Davy/PA
  1. What percentage of penalties in Premier League history have been awarded by Mike Dean?

    1. 1%

    2. 4%

    3. 7%

    4. 10%

  2. Who is Mike Dean sending off here?

    1. Kieran Gibbs

    2. André Gomes

    3. Jake Livermore

    4. Slaven Bilic

  3. In 539 Premier League matches, how many red cards has Dean dished out?

    1. 59

    2. 154

    3. 98

    4. 112

  4. Who is Dean sending off here?

    1. Oleksandr Zinchenko

    2. Kevin De Bruyne

    3. Kyle Walker

    4. Fernandinho

  5. Which set of fans created a petition which reached 100,000 signatures calling for Mike Dean to be banned from refereeing their club's games?

    1. Manchester United fans

    2. Liverpool fans

    3. Arsenal fans

    4. Chelsea fans

  6. Who is Dean sending off here?

    1. Claudio Yacob

    2. Jesse Lingard

    3. Juan Mata

    4. Wayne Rooney

  7. What was Dean referring to when he said: "I got a little bit carried away at Forest Green"?

    1. He sent off four players in a League Two play-off semi-final

    2. He leapt from the stands and ran on to the pitch to offer his services when the referee got injured during a match between Forest Green and Tranmere only to be sent back to his seat because there was already a back-up official warming up

    3. He bought shares in the club because he's a big environmentalist

    4. He was spotted in the stands stood on his seat roaring on his team, Tranmere Rovers, in a play-off semi-final

  8. At which of these events has Dean refereed?

    1. World Cup

    2. European Championship

    3. Champions League

    4. FA Cup final

  9. Who is Dean sending off here?

    1. Frank Lampard

    2. Fernando Torres

    3. Jermain Defoe

    4. Michael Dawson

  10. Mike Dean has awarded more red cards, more yellow cards and more penalties than any other referee in the Premier League. Which referee has awarded the second most penalties, yellow cards and red cards?

    1. Martin Atkinson

    2. Mark Clattenburg

    3. Howard Webb

    4. David Elleray

  11. Complete this quote from Dean: "We ended up killing 140,000 ____ a day"

    1. Dreams

    2. Brain cells

    3. Bolton fans

    4. Chickens

  12. Who is Dean sending off here?

    1. Nigel De Jong

    2. Paul Scholes

    3. Vincent Kompany

    4. Dimitar Berbatov

  13. At which of these famous Premier League games was Dean the referee?

    1. When Portsmouth beat Reading 7–4 in the highest scoring game in Premier League history

    2. When Sergio Agüero scored in injury time to give Manchester City the title in 2012

    3. When Chelsea beat Arsenal 6-0 in Arsène Wenger's 1,000th game in charge of the club

    4. When Andrey Arshavin scored all four goals for Arsenal in their 4-4 draw with Liverpool

Solutions

1:C - He is also responsible for 7% of the red cards in Premier League history., 2:D - The then West Brom manager was sent off for berating Dean at half-time following the sending off of Kieran Gibbs in the 5-2 defeat by Everton in September 2020. "I didn't swear," said Bilic. "I asked him in a frustrated way but I didn’t go over the line. But he just ignored me and gave me red.", 3:D - He made his Premier League debut on 9 September 2000 in Leicester's 1-0 win over Southampton at Filbert Street, but kept his red card in his pocket., 4:A - It took Dean only 12 minutes to show two yellows and a red to the Ukrainian full-back in Manchester City's 2-0 defeat at Tottenham in February 2020. , 5:C - The petition followed Dean's sending off of both Gabriel and Santi Cazorla in Arsenal's 2-0 defeat by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 19 September 2015., 6:C - The Spaniard's only sending off came in Manchester United's 1-0 defeat at West Brom in March 2016. But what a man to be sent off by! “After almost 500 games as a professional player this Sunday I was sent off for the first time in my career," he wrote afterwards. "This is a new and strange situation for me … I have the feeling that both decisions were rigorous; that, in many occasions, we see more serious fouls that are not penalised.", 7:D - Dean was pictured in the stands going ballistic during the 2-1 aggregate win that booked Tranmere's place in the League Two play-off final., 8:D - Dean has never refereed at a major international tournament or in the Champions League (although he has refereed three qualifiers). He was meant to referee the FA Cup final in 2006 but had to pull out after concerns were raised about his ability to be impartial towards Liverpool, who are based near his hometown in Wirral. He refereed the final two years later, in 2008, when Portsmouth beat Cardiff City 1-0. He did not send off anyone or give a penalty., 9:B - The Spaniard was sent off for leading with his elbow after a number of clashes with Jan Vertonghen during Chelsea's 1-1 draw against Tottenham in September 2013. "The referee made a mistake, a big mistake that had a big influence on the result," said José Mourinho., 10:A - Atkinson has refereed the second most Premier League games after Dean – a neat 442 matches., 11:D - Dean was referring to his former career. "I worked in a chicken factory for 16 years," he said. "I worked on the shop floor dealing with the insides of a bird. Then I moved up to the supervisor at the business end where they came in and we had to kill them. On one shift we ended up killing 140,000 chickens a day. I was doing refereeing and I would do both jobs. I would start in the factory at 6am do my shift until 2pm, go home get my bag drive to wherever, go and referee and get up again at 3am and straight back into work at 5am.", 12:B - Mike Dean gave the midfielder the last red card of his career. He didn't have much choice after the thigh-high challenge on Pablo Zabaleta in Manchester United's 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat by Manchester City in April 2011., 13:B - "It was a great ending," said Dean. "Agüero took his shirt off and, as usual, I'm a bit of party-pooper and still had to caution him. It's a good job it wasn't a second yellow, I might not have done it then."

Scores

  1. 2 and above.

    Oh dear. That's an early bath for you

  2. 1 and above.

    Oh dear. That's an early bath for you

  3. 3 and above.

    Oh dear. That's an early bath for you

  4. 4 and above.

    Oh dear. That's an early bath for you

  5. 5 and above.

    Oh dear. That's an early bath for you

  6. 6 and above.

    You've done well but Mike Dean would still send you off

  7. 7 and above.

    You've done well but Mike Dean would still send you off

  8. 8 and above.

    You've done well but Mike Dean would still send you off

  9. 9 and above.

    Great work. Not even Mike Dean could send you off that that performance

  10. 10 and above.

    Great work. Not even Mike Dean could send you off that that performance

  11. 11 and above.

    Great work. Not even Mike Dean could send you off that that performance

  12. 12 and above.

    Great work. Not even Mike Dean could send you off that that performance

  13. 0 and above.

    Oh dear. That's an early bath for you

  14. 13 and above.

    Great work. Not even Mike Dean could send you off that that performance

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