- Adwitya Jha
Craig Pawson appointed as referee for Liverpool vs Manchester City in the Community Shield
Yorkshireman Craig Pawson will take over refereeing duties for Manchester City's FA Community Shield face-off against competitive rivals Liverpool. The game kicks off at 17:00 (BST) on the 30th of July and will be broadcasted live on ITV.
The Sheffield-born referee has taken charge of 21 previous games featuring the Blues. City have come out on top in 14 of these games, with 4 draws and 3 losses. Pawson has brandished 36 yellow cards and awarded 6 penalty kicks to City in that time.
The last time Pawson refereed a City game was the away trip to Turf Moor, which ended with a 2-0 victory for Pep Guardiola's side. The Premier League champions have lost just one game in the last 10 matches that Pawson has taken charge of.
Referee: Craig Pawson
Assistants: Harry Lennard and Nick Hopton
Fourth Official: Darren England
VAR: John Brooks
Assistant VAR: Lee Betts
Written by: @adwitya16
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