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Referee named for West Ham United vs Manchester City

Referee Michael Oliver gestures to Manchester City's Argentinian defender Pablo Zabaleta during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Manchester City at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on December 10, 2016.
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Michael Oliver has been named as referee for Manchester City’s FA Cup game against West Ham United.

Michael Oliver has been named as referee for Manchester City’s visit to West Ham United on Friday evening in the FA Cup.

Michael Oliver has been in charge of two Manchester City games so far this season, City have come away with a total of 1 point out of 6.

He was in the middle for City’s 1-1 draw against Everton as well as the 4-2 loss against Leicester, in those games he handed out a total of 4 yellow cards and 0 red cards.

City will be thankful to hear that Michael Oliver has only handed out 1 red card this season in last nights 3-3 draw between Arsenal and Bournemouth. Overall, he has shown the yellow card on 70 occasions in 21 games, averaging 3.3 per game.

The match officials for this Friday’s game in full are:

Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Steve Child, Constantine Hatzidakis
Fourth official: Neil Swarbrick

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