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Confirmed Match Officials: Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City (Premier League)



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Simon Hooper will take charge of Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester City will continue their Premier League title push this weekend, visiting relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Sunday, with Pep Guardiola’s side still needing five wins from their remaining five games to secure a fourth successive title.

The Sky Blues extended their current streak with a comfortable 0-4 win over Brighton at the AMEX Stadium on Thursday night, courtesy of two goals from Phil Foden as well as Kevin De Bruyne and Julian Alvarez.

Manchester City are unbeaten in their past 30 matches in all competitions, but did drop points at the City Ground last season, drawing 1-1 with Forest in February 2023, as Chris Wood cancelled out Erling Haaland’s opener.

Forest, who are just one point clear of the relegation zone, suffered a 2-0 loss at the Etihad Stadium in the reverse fixture in September, after first-half goals from Foden and Haaland.

Ahead of Sunday’s clash between Nottingham Forest and Manchester City at the City Ground, the Premier League have announced the Match Officials for the fixture.

Match Referee

Simon Hooper has been named as the referee for Manchester City’s Premier League clash against Nottingham Forest on Sunday afternoon.

The 41-year-old has officiated 31 matches across all competitions so far this season, showing 131 yellow cards and three red cards.

The referee last took charge of Manchester City in March, officiating the 2-0 win over Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium in the Emirates FA Cup.

Assistant Referees

Hooper will be accompanied at the City Ground by Assistant Referees Adrian Holmes and Simon Long.

Video Assistant Referees

Overviewing proceedings will be Video Assistant Referee Peter Bankes and Assistant Video Assistant Referee Gary Beswick.

Fourth Official

Tom Bramall has been named as the Fourth Official.

The referee will be overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers Nuno Espírito Santo and Pep Guardiola.