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Confirmed Match Officials: Newcastle United vs Manchester City (Premier League)



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Chris Kavanagh will take charge of Manchester City’s trip to St James’ Park to face Newcastle United on Saturday evening.

Pep Guardiola’s side will travel to St James’ Park bidding to move to within two points of league leaders Liverpool with a victory, as Manchester City look for their first league win of the new year.

City welcomed back both Kevin De Bruyne and Jeremy Doku during a 5-0 win over Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup third round last weekend, meanwhile Newcastle beat bitter rivals Sunderland to progress to the fourth round.

Manchester City beat the Magpies 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium in August, but suffered a 1-0 defeat in the Carabao Cup at St James’ Park in September, with the Blues also failing to win away to Newcastle last season in the Premier League.

Eddie Howe’s side have plummeted to 9th in the Premier League table with just one win in their last five matches, and suffered a 4-2 loss to Liverpool at Anfield on New Year’s Day.

Ahead of Saturday’s clash on Tyneside, the Premier League have announced the Match Officials for Manchester City’s visit to Newcastle United.

Match Referee

Chris Kavanagh has been named as the referee for Manchester City’s clash with Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday evening.

The referee has officiated 16 matches so far this season across all competitions, showing 65 yellow cards and two red cards.

Kavanagh, who took charge of Manchester City’s 1-0 Carabao Cup loss to Newcastle in September, last officiated Pep Guardiola’s side in November.

Assistant Referees

Kavanagh will be accompanied at St James’ Park by Assistant Referees Simon Bennett and Neil Davies.

Video Assistant Referees

Overviewing proceedings will be Video Assistant Referee Peter Bankes and Assistant Video Assistant Referee Simon Long.

Fourth Official

Tim Robinson has been named as the Fourth Official.

The referee will be overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers Eddie Howe and Pep Guardiola.