Date: 4th October 2018 at 8:12am
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The Premier League has announced this Sunday’s mouth-watering top of the table clash match officials between Liverpool and Manchester City.

Premier League

Sunday 7 October 2018

Liverpool vs. Manchester City


Kick-off – 4.30pm BST


Martin Atkinson


Stephen Child and Lee Betts

Fourth official

Stuart Attwell

Martin Atkinson – the 47-year-old self-confessed Leeds United supporter is one of England’s most experienced officials. He was given Select Group Referee status in 2005 and is a FIFA listed ref.

Season 2018/19

The former teacher has taken charge of seven Premier League fixtures and in doing so brandished 25 yellows and no red cards.

Games involving MCFC

25 August 2018

Wolves 1-1 City

Bone of contention?

Who remembers when Martin failed to award City a penalty when Wolves Willy Boly handled the ball inside the penalty area?

To add insult to injury Vinny and Spanish Dave were cautioned.

Games involving City during the 2017/18 campaign

7 April 2018

City 2-3 Manchester United

Pep’s side was two goals up, and we know what happened. Could Atkinson be an MCFC jinx?

Four City players were cautioned. Danilo, Vinny, Fern, and Raheem.

3 February 2018

Burnley 1-1 City

Atkinson denied the Cityzens a clear goal just before full-time. The thing is, just as Sergio was about to put his laces through the ball Martin sneezed and missed the incident. His assistant flagged for offside.

Gunda saw yellow.

30 September 2017

Chelsea 0-1 City

Nico and Fern received cautions.

Did you notice, we won while Atkinson was the man-in-the-middle?

Can the Anfield jinx be broken?

In all competitions, we have not won at Anfield since 2003.

Martin Atkinson is not one of our luckiest referees.

Sunday is going to be tense.

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