Confirmed Match Officials: Manchester City vs Leicester City (Premier League)

Mike Dean will take charge of on-the-field matters when Manchester City take on Leicester City in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 21st December.

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Manchester City will be looking to build on a succession of impressive showings in recent matches, as well as closing the gap between the champions and the Foxes to just one point. Pep Guardiola’s side currently sit four points behind Brendan Rodgers’ squad in the Premier League, with Saturday’s game a must-win, if Manchester City are to maintain their spot within the Champions League places for next season.

Mike Dean (51) will be the man in the middle at the Etihad on Saturday 21st, supported by Darren Cann and Dan Robathan as assistant referees. Touchline matters have been affiliated to Andy Madley.

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Dean will be taking charge of his 71st match involving Manchester City, since his first appearance in a game featuring the blues in 2000. The Wirral-born match official last officiated a game involving the champions in the Premier League back in September – the 8-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium against Watford.

As for the Video Assistant Referees, they will be manned by Andre Marriner (VAR) and Andy Halliday (Assistant VAR). 

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Match referee Dean will take charge of his 14th Premier League fixture of the season when Manchester City take on Leicester City. So far, Dean has handed out 57 yellow cards in his previous 13 matches, awarding three penalties, and dismissing two players.

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