Darren England appointed as referee for Manchester City vs Fulham
Manchester City have now completed their Champions League group stage campaign after beating Sevilla 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium. The Blues finished top of Group G. Guardiola’s men will now set their focus on domestic duties, as they meet Fulham at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday.
It is a chance to go top of the table if the Premier League champions can capture all three points, with Arsenal travelling to Chelsea on Sunday. Darren England is the man that has been chosen to take charge of Saturday's fixture.
So far this season, England has officiated six Premier League matches, showing 18 yellow cards and one red card in that time. In the Premier League this season, the 37-year-old has handed out an average of 3.2 cards per match.
So far in his career, the Doncaster-born referee has officiated four City matches, with the Blues victorious in each of them. England has awarded the Blues three penalties in those four matches, two of which City have missed.
The most recent time England refereed City was in August when Guardiola’s men came back from 2-0 down to win 4-2 against Crystal Palace. Erling Haaland snatched the headlines on the day after completing a 19-minute second-half hat-trick.
Referee: Darren England
Assistants: Dan Robathan & Nick Greenhalgh
Fourth Official: Robert Jones
VAR: Stuart Attwell
Assistant VAR: Neil Davies
Written by: @CharleyLongden
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