The Premier League has appointed Kevin Friend to take charge of Monday night’s Wembley Stadium 8 pm fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.
Assistants: Stuart Burt and Matthew Wilkes
Fourth official: Andre Marriner
Kevin Appears To Be Tottenham’s Friend
Born in Tottenham 47-years ago Leicester based and City supporter was promoted to the list of Select Group of Referee’s in 2009. In layman’s terms, it means he is qualified to take charge of English domestic football fixtures.
Almost seven years to the day Mr. Friend took charge of his first Tottenham game at White Hart Lane. On that occasion, the home side beat Sunderland 2-0.
Over the remaining years when he was the man-in-the-middle, the North London club has recorded 15 wins and a mere three defeats. And of course that is not to mention what is in the article headline.
It seems as though Kevin is their lucky charm!
Out of ten League and Cup ties, Friend has brandished 36 yellow and no red cards.
Games involving Manchester City FC
Saturday 1 September
City 2-1 Newcastle United
During this Premier League fixture, Kevin kept his cards firmly in his pocket.
We will have to wait a few more days to see whether Tottenham’s lucky charm works his magic in favour of the home side.