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Simon Hooper appointed as referee for Manchester City vs Tottenham

Following the sour defeat at Old Trafford last weekend, Pep Guardiola's Manchester City now turn their attention to Thursday evening as they host Tottenham in the Premier League. The league has appointed Simon Hooper as the referee. The game kicks off at 20:00 (GMT) and is live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.


Simon Hooper

Hooper has refereed the Blues just once this season so far. The encounter came when City travelled to face Aston Villa in September. The game ended 1-1, with Erling Haaland and Leon Bailey scoring. However, the hosts were denied a winner when Hooper blew his whistle before Philippe Coutinho struck in a great effort; the City defenders had stopped by this point.

Photo courtesy of Stu Forster/Getty Images

Other fixtures involving City include a 3-1 win at Vicarage Road against Watford in late 2021, a 1-1 draw at Southampton to end a 12-game win streak in January 2022, and a 2-0 Carabao Cup third-round victory over Chelsea this season.

As for cards, the 40-year-old has dished out 44 yellow cards this season, including a staggering eight in a match involving Newcastle and Leeds – he has not awarded a yellow card in only one of his games this season. Nevertheless, Hooper is yet to give anyone their marching orders.

Full Appointments

Referee: Simon Hooper

Assistants: Adrian Holmes & Eddie Smart

Fourth Official: David Coote

VAR: Darren England

Assistant VAR: Matthew Wilkes


Written by: @TomCayless_

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