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Referee Michael Oliver to boss Man City game

last updated Saturday 02nd September 2023, 2:26 PM

Match Referee News

Manchester City vrs Fulham

Premier League Match Day 04 22_23 at Etihad Stadium

Saturday 2nd September 2023,    KO: 15:00

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

Referee Michael Oliver
Michael Oliver
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At only 25 years of age, Michael Oliver became the youngest referee in Premier League history when he took charge of Birmingham City’s clash with Blackburn Rovers in August 2010, and he has remained a top-flight official ever since.

Oliver’s rapid rise up the Football League ladder culminated in him being added to the Select Group of referees for the 2010/11 season. Prior to his time in the Premier League, Oliver was a Football League referee for three years after learning his trade through four years at non-league level.

In 2012, his quick progress was rewarded as he was elevated to the FIFA list of referees, making him eligible to take charge of fixtures in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, as well as international matches. Oliver was promoted to the UEFA Elite Group of Referees in 2018.

Mr Oliver last refed Fulham last season in February 2023 when we drew 1-1 at home to Wolves. He booked two player both from Fulham, Joao Palhinha and Andreas Pereira, and both for fouls. Manor Solomon scored Fulham's only goal Traore loses out to Robinson in a 50-50. Solomon then cuts in from the left and whips a stunning effort into the far corner. Sa no chance.FPL assist: Antonee Robinson.

Earlier in the same season, 22/23, Mr Oliver refed Fulham in October 2022 when we beat Aston Villa 3-0 at The Cottage in the Premier League. He yellow carded two Villa players and sent off another one in the 62nd minute. Harrison Reed scored Fulhah's first goal, Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a penalty for our second and Tyrone Mings obliged with an own goal in the 84th minute.

Prior to the Villa game, mentioned above, Mr Oliver last bossed a Fulham game back in February 2019 when Fulham lost 2-0 away at Crystal Palace. He booked five players including Fulham players Maxime Le Marchand, Denis Odoi and Ryan Babel all for fouls.

Prior to the Palace game Mr Oliver bossed us in the 3-2 win against Southampton in November 2018 when he booked five players including Alfie Mawson and Stafan Johansen for fouls.

Co-incidently the previous time Mr Oliver bossed Fulham was in Jan 2018 when we lost 1-0 to Southampton in the FA Cup at the Cottage. He booked one player from each side the Fulham player was Kevin McDonald.

The last occasion Mr Oliver refed Man City was in May 2023 when they won 1-0 at home to Chelsea. He booked two players both from Chelsea.

Last season, 2022/2023, he refed 46 games and dished out 159 yellows and 2 reds, so 3.5 yellows per game.

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