The festive period is here, meaning plenty of games for English football fans to enjoy. Manchester City travel to the home of champions Leicester this weekend, then host Watford next Wednesday. Referees for both fixtures have been announced.
Michael Oliver takes charge of the Leicester game, his first City appointment since the 1-1 draw against Everton in October. Full appointments for that game are:
Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: J Collin, S Bennett
Fourth official: Andre Marriner
Kevin Friend has been appointed to oversee City vs. Watford and like Oliver, his last appointment for the Blues was a 1-1 draw at the Etihad, in this case the disappointing result against Middlesbrough. Full appointments for that game are:
Referee: Kevin Friend
Assistants: I Hussin, D Eaton
Fourth official: Mark Clattenburg
And for those wondering, Anthony Taylor hasn’t been punished for his horror show during Manchester City’s defeat to Chelsea at the weekend. Instead, he’s been assigned two Premier League games – Watford vs. Everton and Stoke vs. Southampton.