- 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.
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.
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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