Referee appointed for Manchester City’s season opener against Brighton

Michael Oliver will take charge of Manchester City’s opening game of the 2017-18 Premier League season against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

The Blues travel to the south coast to face their newly-promoted opponents and 32-year-old Oliver has been tasked to oversee it, with Stuart Attwell the fourth official.

Oliver previously took charge of a City game late last season when Pep Guardiola’s men thrashed Crystal Palace 5-0 at the Etihad on 6 May. Before that, he was also the man with the whistle when City played out a 1-1 draw against Liverpool on 19 March.

Full appointments for City’s opening game of the season against Brighton:

Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: S Bennett, J Collin
Fourth official: Stuart Attwell

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