• Tom Cayless

Michael Oliver appointed as referee for Manchester City vs Manchester United

The Premier League have appointed Michael Oliver as the man in charge for Manchester City vs Manchester United this Sunday in the second edition of this season's Manchester derby. Pep Guardiola's men ran out 2-0 winners at Old Trafford earlier in the campaign – a game officiated by Oliver.

 

MICHAEL OLIVER


City have a great record with Oliver as referee and will be hoping for that to continue as the title race ramps up another notch on the scale. The referee has officiated the Blues 44 times in which City have only lost seven and won a staggering 33.


One notable encounter happened just over a year ago when Guardiola's side dismantled Liverpool 4-1 at Anfield. However, City were unlucky not to come away with another clean sheet – Oliver awarded Mohammed Salah a second-half penalty after he went down under minimal contact from Ruben Dias.


The 37-year-old was also in charge during Leicester's shock 5-2 victory at the Etihad last season; Oliver awarded the Foxes three penalties.

Photo courtesy of Naomi Baker/Getty Images
 

Full appointments


Referee - Michael Oliver

Assistants - Simon Bennett & Scott Ledger

Fourth Official - Andy Madley

VAR - Stuart Attwell

Assistant VAR - Darren Cann

 

Written by: @TomCayless_


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