Connect with us

Match Coverage

Confirmed Match Officials: Manchester City vs Aston Villa (Premier League)



| Last Updated:


Darren England will take charge of Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Manchester City will look to regain lost ground in the Premier League title race in midweek, after successive draws against Liverpool and Arsenal saw Pep Guardiola’s side suffer a major blow in pursuit of a fourth consecutive title.

The Sky Blues dropped points for a 10th time this season on Sunday afternoon, as a goalless draw with Arsenal allowed Liverpool to move three points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

Aston Villa, who were the last team to beat Manchester City back in early December, could move two points behind the Cityzens in the Premier League table with a win at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Unai Emery’s side remain in fourth position , but have won just three of their past five Premier League games, following a drop in form amid pursuit of a Champions League place.

Villa beat Manchester City 1-0 at Villa Park in December, as Leon Bailey’s second-half strike secured an impressive victory for the Midlands club.

Ahead of the Premier League clash between Manchester City and Aston Villa, the Match Officials for the fixture have been announced.

Match Referee

Darren England has been named as the referee for Manchester City’s clash with Aston Villa on Wednesday evening.

The referee has officiated 24 matches so far this season across all competitions, showing 127 yellow cards and four red cards.

England last took charge of Pep Guardiola’s side in February, when the Sky Blues beat Brentford 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Assistant Referees

England will be accompanied at the Etihad Stadium by Assistant Referees Eddie Smart and Nick Greenhalgh.

Video Assistant Referees

Overviewing proceedings will be Video Assistant Referee John Brooks, and Assistant Video Assistant Referee Simon Bennett.

Fourth Official

Rob Jones 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 Unai Emery.