Simon Hooper appointed as referee for Manchester City vs Chelsea
In the wake of an incredibly dramatic Premier League clash with Fulham on the weekend, in which Erling Haaland snatched all three points with a 95th minute winner from the penalty spot, City now focus on the Carabao Cup, with a tricky home tie against Chelsea looming. Guardiola will be hoping his side can lift the cup for a 5th time in just 6 seasons. Simon Hooper has been appointed as the referee for Wednesday’s cup clash.
This season, Simon Hooper has officiated 9 matches, showing 26 yellow cards in that time. The 40-year-old is averaging 2.9 cards per match in the 2022/23 campaign. Hooper is yet to produce a red card so far this season.
The Swindon born referee has officiated 3 City games so far in his career, the most recent being a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in September 2022. Of those 3 matches that Hooper has overseen, the Blues have won 1 and drawn 2.
Hooper made his Premier League refereeing debut in 2015, in a match between Norwich and Crystal Palace. The 40-year-old has officiated 57 Premier League matches in his career.
Referee: Simon Hooper
Assistants: Darren Cann & Adrian Holmes
Fourth Official: Paul Tierney
Written by: @CharleyLongden
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