Peter Bankes appointed referee for Manchester City vs Brentford
After an entertaining 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup, Manchester City host Brentford this Saturday in their final game before the World Cup break. In a game which could see the Blues top of the table, albeit for a few hours as Arsenal face Wolves later on in the day, Peter Bankes has been put in charge.
The Merseyside-born official will take charge of his first City game in over a year. His last game refereeing the Blues saw Pep Guardiola's side complete a first-half comeback as both John Stones and Matty Cash saw red in a behind-closed-doors affair.
The 40-year-old has brandished 26 yellow cards in the six Premier League games that he has officiated this season, averaging 4.3 cards per game. However, he is yet to show a red card.
Referee: Peter Bankes
Assistants: Eddie Smart & Nick Greenhalgh
Fourth Official: Darren Bond
VAR: David Coote
Assistant VAR: Nick Hopton
Written by: @Ptolemy04
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