- Charley Longden
Robert Jones appointed as referee for Leicester City vs Manchester City
Manchester City have returned from their trip to Dortmund as winners of Group G after a sluggish 0-0 draw. Pep Guardiola’s side now turn their attention to the Premier League, with a match against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium quickly approaching. The Blues can go top of the league with a victory, as Arsenal do not play until Sunday. Robert Jones has been appointed as the man to take charge of Saturday’s fixture.
The Merseyside-born referee has officiated seven Premier League matches so far this season, handing out 28 yellow cards and awarding two penalties in that time. On average, this season, Jones has handed out four yellow cards per match.
The Blues have had an excellent disciplinary record in the league this season, with only Joao Cancelo receiving more than one yellow card in the whole squad. Not one City player has been shown a red card in the league this season.
This will only be the third time that Jones has taken charge of a City game in his career, the first time this season. The most recent was when Jones officiated City’s 6-1 victory over Wycombe Wanderers in the third round of the Carabao Cup in September 2021. The Blues have won both matches in which Jones has been in charge.
Referee: Robert Jones
Assistants: Eddie Smart & Nick Greenhalgh
Fourth Official: Graham Scott
VAR: Chris Kavanagh
Assistant VAR: Simon Long
Written by: @CharleyLongden
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