Referee appointed for Southampton vs. Manchester City

SWANSEA, WALES - SEPTEMBER 24: The Swansea City players argue with referee Neil Swarbrick after giving Manchester City a penalty  during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Swansea, Wales.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Manchester City face Southampton on the back of a 3-1 home victory against Hull City last weekend.

The man in charge of the occasion will be 51-year-old referee Neil Swarbrick who has officiated three Manchester City games this season, the latest being a bore draw against Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium.

Swarbrick has been in charge of 28 games this season, handing out 105 yellow cards and 3 red cards – one of which came in his last game, where Ashley Williams gave away a late penalty at Old Trafford.

His previous games for Manchester City have resulted in 2 wins and 1 draw for Pep Guardiola’s side, with wins coming against Swansea City and Bournemouth, in which he awarded Manchester City a penalty, giving them a 2-1 lead.

In the Premier League, Swarbrick has taken charge of Southampton once, in which they fell to a 3-0 loss at the hands of Crystal Palace. On a slightly happier note for the Saints though, Swarbrick was in charge when they overcame Liverpool at the St. Mary’s Stadium in the EFL Cup.

Full appointments for Southampton vs. Manchester City:

Referee: Neil Swarbrick
Assistants: S Ledger, A Holmes
Fourth official: Graham Scott

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