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