The familiar face of Michael Oliver will be in charge this Saturday when Manchester City visit Wales for a potentially tricky away day against Cardiff City.
City will look to keep up the pressure on Liverpool with a win over Neil Warnock’s Cardiff, who were very physical with the Blues in their FA Cup clash last season, much to the annoyance of Pep Guardiola.
Oliver, 33, took charge of four of City’s games last season, all of them in the league, and the eventual champions had a 100 per cent record over him with wins over Brighton (a), Arsenal (h), Manchester United (a) and Chelsea (h).
This weekend’s opposition Cardiff also had Oliver in his only Championship appearances last season, a 1-1 draw away at Sheffield United in April.
Full list of appointments for Cardiff City vs. Manchester City (22/9/2018)
Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett
Fourth official: Darren England
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