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LUFC Miller in charge of Southampton clash

LUFC Miller in charge of Southampton clash

Nigel Miller will be the man in charge when Leeds United welcome table toppers Southampton to Elland Road on Saturday evening.

The North East official has taken charge of 30 games so far this season, showing 72 yellow cards (2.4 per game) and 2 reds.

Last season he took charge of 26 games, showing 60 yellow cards (2.3 per game) and 6 red cards.

Miller has already taken charge of Leeds on one occasion this season, when they beat Portsmouth 1-0 at Elland Road in October.

Last season he was the man in charge when Leeds were beaten 6-4 at home by Preston North End.

Miller took charge of Leeds twice during the 2009/10 season, the 2-1 home win over Exeter and he was the man in charge when Leeds and Southampton last met at Elland Road when Leeds won 1-0.

He is probably best remembered by Leeds fans for ruling out a late David Healy goal in the 1-1 draw at Southend during the 2006/07 season. The decision so incensed Leeds boss at the time Dennis Wise that he was sent to the stands.

Miller was back in charge of Leeds just six weeks later when Leeds could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Ipswich in their last game of the season. The game was halted for over 30 minutes after Ipswich equalised in the dying moments of the game, a goal that sent Leeds down to League One.

When Miller was next appointed referee of a game involving Leeds, Dennis Wise sent a request to the FA asking them to change official.

The FA turned down the request and the game was the 1-1 home draw with Leyton Orient, which saw Miller make a number of errors including missing a Orient goal in the closing minutes that had clearly crossed the line. He also sent off Orient midfielder Sean Thornton during the game.

The last time the sides met at Elland Road in 2009 was the last time Miller took charge of Southampton.

Prior to this, you have to go back to the 2007/08 season when he took charge of them on two occasions. He was in charge of their 3-2 win at Burnley and also their 3-2 defeat at Stoke City.

Referee: Nigel Miller (County Durham)
Assistants: Scott Duncan & Paul Kettlewell
Fourth official: James Adcock



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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Wednesday February 29 2012
Time: 9:00AM

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