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Confirmed Match Officials: Manchester City vs Newcastle United (FA Cup quarter-final)



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Simon Hooper will take charge of Manchester City’s Emirates FA Cup quarter-final clash with Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola’s side are bidding to reach another FA Cup semi-final, as Manchester City continue their quest to retain last season’s treble with a quarter-final clash with Newcastle United on Saturday evening.

City and Newcastle will meet for the fourth time this season on Saturday, with Eddie Howe’s side having knocked the Sky Blues out of the Carabao Cup in the fourth round at St James’ Park earlier in the campaign.

Manchester City were victorious in both Premier League meetings however, winning 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium in August and securing a dramatic 3-2 win at St James’ Park in January, after Oscar Bobb’s last-gasp strike.

The Blues thumped Luton Town 6-2 in the fifth round to qualify for the quarter-finals, meanwhile the Magpies overcame Blackburn Rovers after a penalty shoot-out.

Ahead of the Emirates FA Cup quarter-final clash between Manchester City and Newcastle United, the Football Association have announced the Match Officials for the tie.

Match Referee

Simon Hooper has been named as the referee for Manchester City’s clash with Newcastle on Saturday evening.

The referee has officiated 26 matches so far this season across all competitions, showing 110 yellow cards and three red cards.

Hooper last took charge of Manchester City in December, when the Blues controversially drew 3-3 with Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium.

Assistant Referees

Hooper will be accompanied at the Etihad Stadium by Assistant Referees Adrian Holmes and Simon Long.

Video Assistant Referees

Overviewing proceedings will be Video Assistant Referee Thomas Bramall, Support Video Assistant Referee (SVAR) Jarred Gillett, and Assistant Video Assistant Referee Neil Davies.

Fourth Official

Craig Pawson has been named as the Fourth Official.

The referee will be overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers Pep Guardiola and Eddie Howe.