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



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Craig Pawson will take charge of Manchester City’s Premier League clash against Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester City could return to the top of the Premier League table this weekend, with a victory over a struggling Bournemouth side, who visit the Etihad Stadium in dismal form, having won just one game all season.

Pep Guardiola’s side emphatically dispatched rivals Manchester United in the derby at Old Trafford on Sunday, as an Erling Haaland brace and 80th minute goal from Phil Foden secured a joyous victory for the Sky Blues.

Manchester City’s win was their third consecutive win in all competitions, having recently stuttered to three successive losses across the Premier League and Carabao Cup.

The return of John Stones and Rodri played a crucial role in last weekend’s derby day victory, and the pair will likely feature on Saturday afternoon against Bournemouth.

Manchester City beat the Cherries 8-1 on aggregate last season and have never lost a game to Bournemouth, winning 17 and drawing two of the past 19 meetings between the two sides.

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

Match Referee

Craig Pawson has been named as the referee for Manchester City’s match against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

The referee has officiated nine matches so far this season, showing 44 yellow cards and two red cards.

Pawson last took charge of Manchester City in September, when the Blues suffered a 2-1 defeat to Wolves in the Premier League.

Assistant Referees

Pawson will be accompanied at the Etihad Stadium by Assistant Referees Marc Perry and Steve Meredith.

Video Assistant Referees

Overviewing proceedings will be Video Assistant Referee Simon Hooper and Assistant Video Assistant Referee Ian Hussin.

Fourth Official

Anthony Backhouse 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 Andoni Iraola.