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Confirmed Match Officials: Crystal Palace vs Manchester City (Premier League)



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Paul Tierney will take charge of Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester City face their third Premier League game in just six days on Saturday afternoon, as Pep Guardiola’s side travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace, looking to move level on points with league leaders Liverpool with a win.

The Sky Blues bounced back from back-to-back draws against Liverpool and Arsenal in midweek, as a Phil Foden hat-trick helped Manchester City dispatch Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium by a 4-1 scoreline.

The 23-year-old, who has scored two hat-tricks in the Premier League this season, will be looking to continue his impressive form this weekend, with the Englishman having never previously scored against the Eagles.

Palace drew 2-2 with Manchester City in the reverse fixture in December, with a last-gasp penalty completing an unlikely comeback in east Manchester, after goals in the 76th and 95th minute.

Crystal Palace are an opponent that have caused Guardiola’s side past problems, with Manchester City winning just two of the past five meetings.

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

Match Referee

Paul Tierney has been named as the referee for Manchester City’s clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

The referee has officiated 24 matches so far this season across all competitions, showing 96 yellow cards and three red cards.

Tierney last took charge of Pep Guardiola’s side in January, when the Sky Blues beat Tottenham in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round.

Assistant Referees

Tierney will be accompanied at Selhurst Park by Assistant Referees Scott Ledger and Mat Wilkes.

Video Assistant Referees

Overviewing proceedings will be Video Assistant Referee Stuart Attwell, and Assistant Video Assistant Referee Sian Massey-Ellis.

Fourth Official

Darren Bond has been named as the Fourth Official.

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