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Confirmed Match Officials: Tottenham vs Manchester City (Emirates FA Cup)



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Paul Tierney will take charge of Manchester City’s trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Friday evening.

Pep Guardiola’s side return to action following a warm-weather training camp in Abu Dhabi, resuming their silverware bid against Tottenham in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round.

Manchester City, who are the current holders of the historic trophy, qualified for the fourth round of the competition after a thumping 5-0 win over Huddersfield Town at the Etihad Stadium earlier this month.

City travel to north London looking for their first ever win over Tottenham since Spurs moved to a new stadium, with the Sky Blues winless and goalless in their five previous visits to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Manchester City were also forced to settle for a point against Spurs in the Premier League last month, drawing 3-3 at the Etihad Stadium after Dejan Kulusevski’s last-gasp equaliser.

Guardiola’s squad won the FA Cup as part of an historic treble last season, beating Manchester United 2-1 at Wembley Stadium courtesy of Ilkay Gundogan’s brace.

Around 9,000 Manchester City fans are expected to travel to Spurs for the clash, with the Football Association announcing the Match Officials for Friday’s fourth round tie.

Match Referee

Paul Tierney has been named as the referee for Manchester City’s clash with Tottenham on Friday evening.

The referee has officiated 16 matches so far this season across all competitions, showing 58 yellow cards and three red cards.

Tierney last took charge of Manchester City in December, when the Blues drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium.

The official also took charge of the FA Cup Final last season.

Assistant Referees

Tierney will be accompanied in north London by Assistant Referees Adrian Holmes and Scott Ledger.

Video Assistant Referees

Overviewing proceedings will be Video Assistant Referee Tim Robinson, Support Video Assistant Referee (SVAR) Jarred Gillett, and Assistant Video Assistant Referee Simon Bennett.

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 Ange Postecoglou and Pep Guardiola.