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Confirmed Match Officials: Manchester City vs Bournemouth (Premier League)

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Confirmed Match Officials: Manchester City vs Bournemouth (Premier League)

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David Coote will take charge of Manchester City versus Bournemouth on Saturday.

Fresh from an emphatic opening weekend win over West Ham, the Premier League Champions welcome newly promoted Bournemouth to the Etihad Stadium for their first home fixture of the 2022/23 season.

City, who dramatically beat Aston Villa to retain the title during their last fixture at home, began proceedings with a dominant 2-0 win over West Ham on Sunday.

Goals in both halves from debutant Erling Haaland sealed a deserved three points, as the Sky Blues made early gains on both Manchester United and Liverpool - both of whom dropped points on the opening weekend.

Erling Haaland Against West Ham (Image: PA Images/Alamy)
Erling Haaland Against West Ham (Image: PA Images/Alamy)

Haaland will be hoping for similar success on his home debut, after scoring twice at the London Stadium last weekend.

Bournemouth themselves also kicked off the campaign with a 2-0 victory.

The Cherries beat Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon, courtesy of goals from Jefferson Lerma and Kieffer Moore.

A trip to the Champions is the first of three challenging fixtures for Scott Parker's side, who face Arsenal and Liverpool later this month.

Fellow summer recruits Julian Alvarez and Kalvin Phillips could also be in-line to make home debuts this weekend.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Stefan Ortega may have to wait for his first competitive minutes.

City have never lost to Bournemouth, winning 15 of the 17 meetings between the two sides.

The Sky Blues are on an 11 match winning streak against the South Coast club in all competitions.

Liam Delap scored on debut when the Cherries last visited the Etihad, in the Carabao Cup in 2020.

David Silva and Gabriel Jesus were on the scoresheet the last time City faced Bournemouth in the top-flight.

Ahead of Saturday's meeting between the Champions and newly promoted Bournemouth, the Premier League have announced the match officials for Saturday's fixture.

Match Referee

David Coote will take charge of proceedings at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

The referee, who was the referee for Sheffield United against Millwall in the Championship last weekend, refereed 25 matches last season.

Coote showed 108 yellow cards and three red cards.

The official last took charge of Manchester City in December, when the Blues beat Brentford.

David Coote (Image: PA Images/Alamy)
David Coote (Image: PA Images/Alamy)

Assistant Referees

Coote will be accompanied by Nick Hopton and Timothy Wood in East Manchester this weekend.

Video Assistant Referees

The Video Assistant Referee for the fixture will be Peter Bankes, who will be accompanied at Stockley Park by Assistant Video Assistant Referee Adam Nunn.

Peter Bankes (Image: Sportimage/Alamy)
Peter Bankes (Image: Sportimage/Alamy)

Fourth Official:

Josh Smith has been named as the Fourth Official for the match, with the referee overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers Pep Guardiola and Scott Parker.

Topics: Manchester City, Premier League, Bournemouth

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