Paul Tierney appointed as Leeds United vs Manchester City referee
Salford born referee Paul Tierney has been designated to take charge of Manchester City's upcoming fixture, as the Blues visit Elland Road to face Leeds United. The game will take place on Saturday the 30th of April and kicks off at 17:30 (BST).
Tierney has made 23 appearances in the current Premier League campaign thus far, distributing over 90 yellow cards, 2 red cards and awarding 7 penalties in the process. Only Anthony Taylor has made more appearances as a referee this season.
Saturday will mark Tierney's 5th game of the season involving the Premier League champions; City are undefeated in the previous 4 – only dropping points in the 2-2 draw to Liverpool at Anfield. Tierney has refereed 21 City games in his career, and the Blues have won 18 of them – perhaps some confidence for what will be a nail-biting game for City supporters.
The 41-year-old was in charge of the reverse fixture earlier this season, a game which saw Pep Guardiola's side steamroll past Marcelo Bielsa's team 7-0. City will be hoping history repeats itself this weekend – although the challenge will be much bigger given the title-race circumstances and Jesse Marsch now being in the dugout for Leeds.
Referee: Paul Tierney
Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis & Neil Davies
Fourth Official: Robert Jones
VAR: Darren England
VAR Assistant: Gary Beswick
Written by: @BrookbanksHenry
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