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



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Paul Tierney will take charge of Manchester City’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester City will have the opportunity to move to within one point of Premier League leaders Liverpool this weekend, as Pep Guardiola’s side play their final game before travelling to Saudi Arabia for the FIFA Club World Cup.

Crystal Palace visit the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, with Roy Hodgson’s side winless for over a month, but crucially seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Manchester City bounced back from a poor run of recent results with a comeback victory over Luton Town at Kenilworth Road last weekend, as second-half goals from Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish helped the Sky Blues to a crucial three points.

Guardiola’s side were also victorious in midweek, becoming just the second English club to win all six UEFA Champions League Group Stage matches, as Manchester City beat Crvena zvezda 3-2 in Belgrade.

Micah Hamilton scored on debut in the Serbian capital, meanwhile Oscar Bobb and Kalvin Phillips were also on the scoresheet for Manchester City’s matchday six win in the Champons League on Wednesday.

The treble-winners will however quickly turn their attention back to the Premier League, and ahead of the Crystal Palace clash, the Match Officials for the fixture have been confirmed.

Match Referee

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

The referee has officiated 11 matches so far this season across all competitions, showing 44 yellow cards and three red cards.

The 42-year-old last took charge of Manchester City in October, when Guardiola’s side thumped rivals Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford in the Manchester Derby.

Assistant Referees

Tierney will be accompanied at the Etihad Stadium by Assistant Referees Richard West and Scott Ledger.

Video Assistant Referees

Overviewing proceedings will be Video Assistant Referee Stuart Attwell and Assistant Video Assistant Referee Ian Hussin.

Fourth Official

Darren England 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 Roy Hodgson.