Manchester City host West Ham at the Etihad Stadium this Sunday and will hope to avoid a repeat of last year, when the Hammers visited the Etihad and ended a promising unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign for Manuel Pellegrini’s men.
For City’s third Premier League game of the new season, Andre Marriner has been appointed referee. This will be Marriner’s first City match since May when he oversaw Southampton’s 4-2 victory over the Blues at St. Mary’s. Prior to that, he took charge of City’s 5-1 defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup, when Pellegrini sent out his young guns.
This weekend’s match officials in full:
Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistants: S Beck, S Ledger
Fourth official: Mike Jones