Mark Halsey

Mark R. Halsey was an English professional football referee who primarily refereed in the Premier League from 1999 to 2013 and was on the league's list of Select Group Referees from its creation in 2001 until his retirement. He refereed the League Cup Final between Tottenham and Chelsea in 2008.

Mark works as a pundit with BT Sport and CaughtOffside.com

Liverpool penalty against Crystal Palace was the wrong call, the referee was hung out to dry by VAR – Mark Halsey
Liverpool should NOT have been awarded a penalty when Diogo Jota collided with Crystal Palace keeper Vicente Guaita. Referee Kevin Friend had...
Ref got the big decisions in Brighton v Palace correct but VAR is comfort blanket says former EPL official
Referee, Robert Jones, was correct in awarding Brighton a penalty in their Friday night Premier League clash against Crystal Palace. He was...
Arsenal star left Michael Oliver no choice after rash challenge argues former Premier League referee
Granit Xhaka made it easy for Michael Oliver to send him off after his challenge on Diogo Jota in Thursday night’s Carabao...
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane was lucky to avoid a red card. Referees can’t bottle these decisions just because it’s early in the game, says Mark Halsey
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was lucky not to see red after just six seconds against Chelsea in yesterday’s all-action clash at Stamford...
Arsenal and Tottenham latest victims of Premier League’s continued VAR failings… something needs to change, says Mark Halsey
Arsenal have every right to feel hard done by – they should have been awarded a penalty against Manchester City. In fairness...
Mark Halsey has his say on Fernandinho and Ivan Toney clashes, plus possible red card and penalty in Chelsea vs Brighton
David Coote was right not to send off both Fernandinho and Ivan Toney during Manchester City’s win at Brentford on Wednesday night....
Spurs unlucky with both non-goals at Southampton, says Mark Halsey with ex ref suggesting offside call went against PGMOL directive
Tottenham will be disappointed that Fraser Forster’s own goal wasn’t allowed to stand. Matt Doherty tried to connect with Harry Winks’ cross...
Former ref backs Jon Moss over “ridiculous” incident which saw Spurs player thrown to the floor
Wilfried Zaha not only let himself down, but all of his team-mates and the Crystal Palace fans that had made the journey...
Paul Tierney made 2 “clear and obvious errors” in Spurs vs Liverpool but 3 other big calls were right, says former ref Mark Halsey
Sunday served up one of the games of the season so far as Tottenham and Liverpool produced a Premier League cracker. The...
Mark Halsey: Man City shouldn’t have been awarded a penalty and VAR has been an absolute shambles again this weekend
James Maddison deceived the referee before Leicester were awarded a controversial 38th-minute penalty in their 4-0 win over Newcastle. Maddison threw himself...
We shouldn’t be chalking off goals like Richarlison’s against Arsenal, says Mark Halsey
Everton were extremely unlucky when Richarlison had a second half equaliser ruled out for offside. I know offside is factual but should...
Why disallowing Aston Villa goal against Leicester City was the right decision – Mark Halsey
Michael Oliver was correct in law to disallow Jacob Ramsey’s goal for Aston Villa against Leicester. Kasper Schmeichel had one hand on...