Robert Jones will take charge of Manchester City against Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, the Premier League have announced.
Manchester City’s first home match of the new campaign will see Eddie Howe’s Newcastle visit the Etihad Stadium, with both teams having enjoyed winning starts to the season.
Erling Haaland scored twice during a 3-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor, as Manchester City started their Premier League title defence with a comfortable victory against Vincent Kompany’s newly-promoted side.
Meanwhile, Newcastle top the Premier League table after an emphatic 5-1 win over Aston Villa at St James’ Park.
Sandro Tonali and Harvery Barnes both scored on their Premier League debuts for Newcastle, with Manchester City set for a difficult meeting this weekend.
City and Newcastle played out an enthralling 3-3 draw in the Premier League last August, although Guardiola’s side overcame the Magpies at the Etihad Stadium in March, winning 2-0, courtesy of goals from Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva.
Ahead of Saturday’s clash, the Premier League have announced the Match Officials for Manchester City’s first home match of the new season.
Robert Jones has been named as the referee for Manchester City’s match against Newcastle on Saturday evening.
The referee, who has officiated three matches so far this season, took charge of 31 matches during the previous campaign – showing 123 yellow cards and no red cards.
Jones refereed Manchester City on five occasions last season; most recently, a 4-1 win over Southampton at St Mary’s in April.
Jones will be accompanied at the Etihad Stadium by Assistant Referees Ian Hussin and Adrian Holmes.
Video Assistant Referees
Overviewing proceedings will be Video Assistant Referee Jarred Gillett and Assistant Video Assistant Referee Eddie Smart.
Darren Bond 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.
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