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Confirmed Match Officials: Manchester City vs Fulham (Premier League)



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Michael Oliver will take charge of the clash between Manchester City and Fulham at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, the Premier League have announced.

Manchester City will be hoping to extend their winning start to the season to four matches this weekend, after Sunday’s dramatic win over Sheffield United moved the Blues to the top of the Premier League table.

Rodri smashed Manchester City back into the lead moments after Jayden Bogle surprisingly cancelled out Erling Haaland’s opening goal, as Sheffield United looked set for a shock draw against the treble-winners.

Fulham, who travel to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, secured a point at the Emirates last weekend, with an 87th minute goal from Joao Palhinha to draw 2-2 with Arsenal in North London.

Manchester City are unbeaten in their past 20 matches against Fulham, winning 2-1 at both the Etihad Stadium and Craven Cottage last season.

Pep Guardiola will remain absent from the Blues’ dugout this weekend, but the 52-year-old is scheduled to return for the trip to West Ham after the international break.

Ahead of Saturday’s clash, the Premier League have announced the Match Officials for Manchester City’s match against Fulham.

Match Referee

Michael Oliver has been named as the referee for Manchester City’s match against Fulham on Saturday afternoon.

The referee, who has officiated three matches so far this season, took charge of 46 matches last season – showing 159 yellow cards and two red cards.

Oliver last took charge of a game involving Manchester City in May, refereeing the Blues’ 1-0 win over Chelsea in the Premier League.

Assistant Referees

Oliver will be accompanied at the Etihad Stadium by Assistant Referees Stuart Burt and Dan Cook.

Video Assistant Referees

Overviewing proceedings will be Video Assistant Referee Tony Harrington and Assistant Video Assistant Referee Adam Nunn.

Fourth Official

Michael Salisbury has been named as the Fourth Official.

The referee will be overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers Juanma Lillo and Marco Silva.