Date: 4th May 2017 at 4:08pm
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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
Premier League
Etihad Stadium
Manchester v Crystal Palace
Kick off 12:30 BST
Live within the UK on Sky Sports 1

Jake Collin and Eddie Smart

Fourth official
Jonathan Moss

Michael Oliver – season 2016/17

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
Premier League
City 1-1 Liverpool
On this occasion he showed Clichy, David Silva and Yaya yellows.

Friday 6 January 2017
FA Cup
West Ham 0-5 City
On this rare occasion, not a single card was shown to either side.

Sunday 10 December 2016
Premier League
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!