- Adwitya Jha
Andy Madley appointed as referee for Manchester City vs Leeds United
After a momentous win against West Ham on Wednesday, which saw Erling Haaland become the highest-scoring individual in a Premier League season and Manchester City score their 1000th goal under Pep Guardiola, City now turn their focus towards Leeds United as they host the Yorkshire side at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, May 6 at 3 pm (BST). Andy Madley will be the referee in charge of the game, as City will look to build a four-point gap between themselves and Arsenal.
Madley will take charge of his eighth match involving City. The Blues have had a decent record in games with Madley in charge, with five wins, one draw, and one loss in the seven previous games under his supervision. Despite the overall record seeming rosy, City have won only one of the three games the Yorkshireman has taken charge of this season.
City's previous games under Madley this season have been a 1-0 away defeat to Tottenham, a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Everton, and a 4-0 thrashing of Southampton at the Etihad. The 39-year-old referee has never awarded a spot kick either in favour or against City in any of the previous seven games.
Madley has taken charge of 22 Premier League games this season, handing out 78 yellow cards and three reds, averaging 3.7 cards per game.
Referee: Andy Madley
Assistants: Harry Lennard & Nick Hopton
Fourth Official: Thomas Bramall
VAR: Simon Hooper
Assistant VAR: Natalie Aspinall
Written by: @adwitya16
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