Date: 21st September 2018 at 8:29am
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The Premier League has appointed a Newcastle United supporter to officiate Saturday afternoon’s EPL fixture between Cardiff City and Manchester City.

Premier League

Saturday 20 September 2018

Cardiff City vs. Manchester City

Kick-off – 3 pm BST

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Michael Oliver


Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett

Fourth official

Darren England

Michael Oliver season 2018/19

The 33-year-old FIFA listed referee took charge of City’s opening game of the season, away at Arsenal. On that occasion two Gooners and two City players, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne received cautions.

Oh, and just in case you forgot, City won 2-0, with goals from Raheem and Bernardo.

Geordie-born Oliver has also taken charge of the game between Crystal Place and Liverpool, whereby two cautions and one red card were the order of the day.

Michael also showed red the following weekend when he sent off Huddersfield Town midfielder Jonathan Hogg during the goalless game against Cardiff. City’s Harry Arter went into the ref’s naughty book.

Last weekend (Tottenham vs. Liverpool) Oliver kept his cards in his pocket.

Games involving City during the 2017/18 season

Sunday 4 March 2018

City 1-0 Chelsea

Gunda and Zinchenko received cautions.

Sunday 10 December 2017

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Kyle Walker and David Silva received yellows.

Sunday 5 November 2017

City 3-1 Arsenal

Just one yellow – Otamendi

Saturday 12 August 2017

Brighton 0-2 City

Yellows – Gabriel Jesus and Raheem.

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