Mike Dean appointed as referee for Manchester City vs Brighton
Mike Dean will be in charge of Manchester City's upcoming midweek Premier League fixture as the champions welcome an in-form Brighton side to the Etihad. The game will be played on Wednesday 20th April, kicking off at 8:00 pm (BST).
This will be Dean's second appearance this Premier League season in a game involving City, the first coming in December as the Blues beat Aston Villa 2-1 away from home – a game which did not see a single card given out by the Englishman.
Dean also took charge of City's 4-1 win over Southampton in the FA Cup quarter-final last month, where he awarded Pep Guardiola's side a penalty after Gabriel Jesus was tripped inside the box.
After announcing that he will retire at the end of this season, this will likely be Dean's last involvement in a City fixture as the main official; he has refereed 66 league games in his vast career that spans over 20 years. The Blues have won exactly half of those games, drawing 13 and losing 20.
The 53-year-old has taken charge of 20 Premier League games so far this season, distributing 67 yellow cards, 2 red cards and awarding 5 penalties in the process.
Referee: Mike Dean
Assistants: Darren Cann & Eddie Smart
Fourth Official: Robert Jones
VAR: Chris Kavanagh
Assistant VAR: Neil Davies
Written by: @BrookbanksHenry
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