The Premier League has chosen Martin Atkinson to officiate Sunday’s game at the Stadium of Light.
Sunday 5 March 2017
Sunderland v Manchester City
Stadium of Light
Kick off 16:00 GMT
Live within the UK on Sky Sports 1
Stephen Child & Adrian Holmes
Paul Tierney (was in charge of Monday’s game against Huddersfield Town)
Martin Atkinson (season 2016/17)
Martin Atkinson has been named referee for Sunderland vs. City this Sunday, his first City game since the 2-1 win over Arsenal in December. pic.twitter.com/T9f5AU1QF5
? City Watch (@City_Watch) March 2, 2017
Bradford born and self-confessed Leeds United fan has officiated 28 Premier, Champions League, FA, EFL Cup and One World Cup qualifier, and in doing so has brandished 102 yellow and two red cards.
Games involving Manchester City
Sunday 18 December 2016
City 2-1 Arsenal
City players receiving yellows – Fernando, KDB, Silva and Yaya
Arsenal players receiving yellows – Gabriel Paulista and Elneny
The 45-year-old, who celebrates his birthday on 31 March is also a FIFA listed official.