Date: 12th September 2018 at 11:40am
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The Premier League has announced Saturday (15 September) afternoon’s match officials between Manchester City and Fulham.

The fixture is the first since the international break, and I for one can’t wait.

The game at the Etihad kicks off at 3 pm BST.

Referee

Stuart Attwell

Assistants

Constantine Hatzidakis and Richard West

Fourth official

Martin Atkinson

Stuart Attwell, a self-confessed Luton Town fan was the youngest person ever to officiate in England’s top division, aged 25. Four years later and following a string of boo-boos Stuart found himself demoted from the referee’s Select Group and back in the Football League.

During his short spell living life in the lower leagues Attwell, a graduate from Staffordshire University took on-board advice from his peers and sought experience in Japan’s J. League.

Atwell returned to top-level action a couple of years ago.

Season 2018/19

Out of two PL and Championship fixtures, Stuart has brandished 18 yellow and no red cards.

Recent games involving Manchester City

The last time the 35-year-old took charge of a City game was way back during the 2015/16 season (one match). The Premier League fixture was away at Sunderland (Tuesday 2 February 2016) when Sergio scored the only goal of the game.

On that occasion Sagna, Otamendi, Fernandinho, and Aguero received cautions.

Has Attwell improved since his remedial training?

 

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