First female referee Welch makes history


Agency :
Burnley Manager Vincent Kompany congratulated official Rebecca Welch after she became the first female referee to officiate a Premier League match when she oversaw his team’s 2-0 win at Fulham on Saturday.
Second-half goals from Wilson Odobert and Sander Berge earned Burnley their third victory of the Premier League season and helped Kompany’s side move off the bottom of the table.
The Belgian manager spoke with Welch after the match, and when asked about what he had said, Kompany told reporters: “I wanted to congratulate her because it’s a big moment.
“After the game it’s fair to say that it’s a milestone moment and may there be more, and the best thing will always be when someone is judged on merit.