Top Premier League referee gets demoted to the Championship


The referees in the Premier League have been scrutinized for their poor officiating in most of the games they have officiated in recent seasons.

Top Premier League official, Anthony Taylor has been demoted to the Championship after a controversial decision during Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 draw with Newcastle United on Saturday, October 28, 2023. He awarded the Magpies a penalty in the game after Wolves forward player, Hwang Hee-chan, in an attempt to clear the ball from his box, was deemed to have caught Fabian Schar and a penalty was given.

Anthony Taylor
Anthony Taylor [ The Athletic]

Although the PGMOL has not offered a formal apology to Wolves for the penalty decision, Taylor has been demoted from refereeing Premier League games this weekend.

However, he will take charge of a Championship fixture between Preston and Coventry on Saturday. This will be the first time he will be officiating in the second tier since 2019.