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David Coote appointed as referee for Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

After Manchester City’s scintillating second-half display under the lights of the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night, in which the Blues overturned a 2-0 deficit to win 4-2 against a defiant Tottenham Hotspur, City will now have to go again, as they set their sights on another crucial tie in the title race.

City will play host to Julen Lopetegui’s Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, another must-win for Pep Guardiola’s men if they are to keep Arsenal within arm’s reach. David Coote has been the man appointed to take charge of Sunday’s clash.


David Coote

Coote has had the privilege of officiating the Premier League champions six times so far in his refereeing career, and the Blues have won all six. The most recent City match in which Coote was in charge was in their 3-2 victory over Liverpool in the Carabao Cup.

In the Premier League this season, the Nottinghamshire-born referee has officiated ten Premier League matches, handing out 31 yellow cards and one red card in that time. An average of 3.2 cards per match. Coote also averages 22.20 fouls per match in the Premier League this campaign.

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The most recent Premier League match Coote officiated was a fiery affair between Fulham and Chelsea on the 12th of January. The 40-year-old dished out a sizeable seven yellow cards and gave Joao Felix his marching orders on his Chelsea debut for a reckless challenge on Kenny Tete.

Guardiola will be hoping that his side can keep things clean on Sunday, as he will need every member of the squad to be fit and firing in their pursuit of a third Premier League title on the bounce.

Full Appointments

Referee: David Coote

Assistants: Lee Betts & Timothy Wood

Fourth Official: Thomas Bramall

VAR: Darren England

Assistant VAR: Ian Hussin


Written by: @CharleyLongden

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