Date: 29th December 2016 at 11:09pm
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The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the second game of 2017 – Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Arsenal host Crystal Palace on Sunday January 1 for the game at the Emirates Stadium and the match carries a 4pm kick off for screening on Sky Sports.

Referee: Andre Marriner
Linesmen: S Beck and S Ledger
Fourth Official: S Attwell

Match Day referee Marriner has officiated 17 games in 2016/17, returning 68 yellow cards and five red cards.

His highest card count this season was nine yellows and three red cards in the game between Panathinaikos and Ajax in the Europa League.

He took in 35 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 120 yellow cards and five red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Swansea and Chelsea in April with a total of nine yellows being shown.

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

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