League Cup Final Officials – Arsenal v Man City (25/2/18)

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The Football Association have announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the League Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester City this Sunday.

Arsenal are the presumed hosts to Manchester City on Sunday February 25 for the Final at Wembley Stadium and the match carries a 4.30pm kick off.

Referee: Craig Pawson
Assistant Refs: Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn
Fourth Official: Graham Scott
VAR & AVAR: Neil Swarbrick and Peter Kirkup

Match Day referee Pawson has officiated 25 games in 2017/18, showing 85 yellow cards and four red cards so far.

He took in 34 games in 2016/17 with a return of 139 yellow cards and five red cards.

That season his highest card count was eleven yellow cards in the game between Burnley and Middlesbrough. Prior to that his record was nine yellows in the Europa League tie between Sassuolo and Rapid Vienna and he also showed eight yellows and one red in the game between Stoke City and Leicester City.

He took in 39 matches in 2015/17 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 117 yellow cards and three red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Slovan Liberec and Braga in the Europa League on September 17 with a total of seven yellows being shown. He showed seven yellows in three games after that.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of the players edge closer to automatic bans.


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