The Premier League has appointed Sunday afternoon’s match officials between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town.
Sunday 19 August 2018
Manchester City vs. Huddersfield Town
Kick off 1:30 pm BST
Live on TV within the UK on Sky Sports
Referee: Andre Marriner
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 14, 2018
Assistants: Simon Long, Richard West
Fourth official: Lee Mason
Born in Birmingham on New Years Day, 1971 the self-confessed Aston Villa fan has been on the refereeing circuit since the early 90’s. In 2005 he qualified to officiate in England’s top division.
Marriner, who was FIFA listed in 2009 dropped out of the worlds elite eight years later due to age restrictions.
Out of a total of 35 matches, Andre brandished 97 yellow and five red cards.
Games involving Manchester City
The 47-year-old took charge of the final Premier League game of the 2017/18 season (Southampton 0-1 City). On that occasion, Ederson and Gabriel Jesus went into the official’s bad book.
Thursday 1 March 2018
Four days after City thumped Arsenal to win the League Cup Final and on a freezing night at the Emirates City, yet again scored three in reply to the home teams zero.
Yellow cards – Otamendi.
Sunday 14 January 2018
Liverpool 4-3 City
Otamendi, Fernandinho, and Raheem each received cautions.
Wednesday 27 December 2017
The home team, Newcastle parked the bus behind a fortified fence, and yet City managed to break their defense down with a 1-0 win at St James’ Park.
On that occasion, no MCFC player upset Mariner enough for him to show a card. However, one Magpie did!
How many cards will Mr. Marriner show on Sunday?