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

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

Michael Oliver will take charge of the Manchester Derby on Sunday afternoon.

The 188th Manchester Derby takes place at the Etihad Stadium this weekend, with Manchester City bidding to end Manchester United's winning streak and make it three successive wins against the Red Devils.

Pep Guardiola's side are just one point off top spot, while United haven’t played a Premier League match since September 4th, when they beat Arsenal at Old Trafford.

City's meeting with United is the first of several challenging upcoming fixtures, with the Blues also facing Liverpool at Anfield in October.

Ahead of the clash at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, the Premier League have announced the match officials for the showdown between Manchester City and Manchester United.

Match Referee

Michael Oliver will take charge of his seventh Manchester Derby this weekend - the most of any referee.

The 37 year-old, who last officated City in August, when the Blues beat West Ham 2-0, has taken charge of nine games so far this season.

Oliver has shown 29 yellow cards and no red cards this season, and was also the referee for the European Super Cup earlier this campaign.

The referee was in charge when Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford last month.

Michael Oliver. (Alamy)
Michael Oliver. (Alamy)

Assistant Referees

Oliver will be accompanied at the Etihad Stadium by Assistant Referees Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett on Sunday afternoon.

Michael Oliver, Simon Bennett and Stuart Burt (Image: Cosmin Iftode/Alamy)
Michael Oliver, Simon Bennett and Stuart Burt (Image: Cosmin Iftode/Alamy)

Video Assistant Referees

Overviewing proceedings from Stockley Park will be Paul Tierney, who has been named as the Video Assistant Referee.

Tierney will be alongside Assistant Video Assistant Referee Adrian Holmes this weekend.

Fourth Official

David Coote 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 Erik Ten Hag.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images / Alamy

Topics: Manchester City, Manchester United, Premier League

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