The Premier League has appointed 32-year-old Michael Oliver as Saturday’s match referee between Manchester City and Crystal Palace.
Saturday 6 May 2017
Manchester v Crystal Palace
Kick off 12:30 BST
Live within the UK on Sky Sports 1
Jake Collin and Eddie Smart
Michael Oliver – season 2016/17
Michael Oliver has been appointed as referee for Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace this weekend. pic.twitter.com/FYHpOfpAIP
? City Watch (@City_Watch) May 2, 2017
Busy boy Oliver has taken charge of 40 domestic, European and World Cup qualifiers and in doing so the self-confessed Newcastle United fan has brandished 121 yellows and four red cards.
Games involving Manchester City
Sunday 19 March 2017
City 1-1 Liverpool
On this occasion he showed Clichy, David Silva and Yaya yellows.
Friday 6 January 2017
West Ham 0-5 City
On this rare occasion, not a single card was shown to either side.
Sunday 10 December 2016
Leicester City 4-2 City
Just Fernando went into the ref’s naughty book.
Saturday 16 October 2016
City 1-1 Everton
Nope, not a single City player received a caution.
The statistics don’t lie and so we should be in for a fast-flowing and card free game.
Come on City!