Date: 15th February 2018 at 8:38am
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The match officials have been announced for Monday evenings FA Cup tie between League One leaders Wigan Athletic and Manchester City.

And if you’re a City fan you’ll be pleasantry surprised IE does he have a MCFC soft spot (see below)?

Monday 19 February 2018
FA Cup Fifth Round
DW Stadium
Wigan Athletic v Manchester City
Kick off 7:55pm GMT
Live on TV within the UK on BBC One

Reasonable appointment?


Assistants
Steve Child & Edward Smart

Fourth official
Jeremy Simpson

Referee Anthony Taylor

Born in Wythenshawe, Manchester the 39-year-old self-confessed Altrincham FC supporter became a FIFA listed ref in 2013.

When it comes to cautions Mr Taylor cannot be accused, (compared to others) of being trigger happy, as you will see.

Season 2017/18

Officiating 25 domestic (3 Champions League games included) matches Anthony has shown 94 yellow and two red cards.

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Games involving MCFC

EFL Cup
Tuesday 9 January 2018
City 2-1 Bristol City
No MCFC player saw a card.

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Premier League
Wednesday 13 December 2017
Swansea 0-4 City
Not a single player from either team received a caution.

Premier League
Saturday 16 September 2017
Watford 0-6 City
As above – no cards.

Could Taylor be described as a closet Manchester City fan?

VAR

Previous selected FA Cup ties have used video assistant referees however, the technology will not be used on this occasion.

Come on CITY!

 
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