John Brooks will take charge of Manchester City’s Premier League clash against Everton on Wednesday evening.
Pep Guardiola’s side return to their pursuit of a record-breaking fourth successive Premier League title in midweek, as the FIFA Club World Cup winners bid to hunt down Arsenal’s six-point lead at the top of the table.
Manchester City were crowned World Champions with an emphatic 4-0 win over Fluminense in the Club World Cup Final on Friday evening in Jeddah, but resume their Premier League campaign at Goodison Park on Wednesday.
The Blues, who have won just one of their last six league matches, travel to a rejuvenated Everton, with Sean Dyche’s side having won four of their last five games to claw themselves out of the relegation zone, following a ten-point deduction.
However, Everton were beaten 2-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium prior to Christmas Day and suffered a penalty shoot-out loss to Fulham in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.
As the newly-crowned World Champions return to Premier League action, the Match Officials for Wednesday’s clash on Merseyside have been announced.
John Brooks has been named as the referee for Manchester City’s clash with Everton in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
The referee has officiated 19 matches so far this season across all competitions, showing 83 yellow cards and three five cards.
The 33-year-old last took charge of Manchester City earlier this month, when Guardiola’s side lost 1-0 to Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Brooks will be accompanied at Goodison Park by Assistant Referees Lee Betts and Adrian Holmes.
Video Assistant Referees
Overviewing proceedings will be Video Assistant Referee David Coote and Assistant Video Assistant Referee Constantine Hatzidakis.
Anthony Taylor has been named as the Fourth Official.
The referee will be overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers Sean Dyche and Pep Guardiola.
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