Arsenal's Emirates Stadium Date: 28th March 2024 at 9:31am
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The match officials have now been confirmed for the Premier League tie between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday 31st March (16:30). This match is live on Sky Sports Main Event, Premier League and Ultra HDR.

Referee: Anthony Taylor.
Assistant Referee: Gary Beswick.
Assistant Referee: Adam Nunn.
Fourth Official: Thomas Bramall.
Video Assistant Referee: Jared Gillett.
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Darren Cann.

This will be the fourth time Anthony Taylor has been the man in the middle for a match between Manchester City and Arsenal, as seen below.

08/05/16: Manchester City 2-2 Arsenal (Premier League) (3 yellow cards, including a booking for Gabriel Paulista).

17/06/20: Manchester City 3-0 Arsenal (Premier League) (2 yellow cards and 1 red card, including a booking for Kieran Tierney and a red card for David Luiz).

15/02/23: Arsenal 1-3 Manchester City (Premier League) (6 yellow cards, including bookings for Takehiro Tomiyasu and Eddie Nketiah).

His most recent match involving Manchester City was their 6-2 win away at Luton Town in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup at the end of February. He showed no cards on this occasion.

His most recent match involving Arsenal was the 3-1 win at home against Liverpool in the Premier League in February. He brandished 9 yellow cards and 1 red card in this match, including bookings for Ben White, Jakub Kiwior, Gabriel Magalhaes, William Saliba, Declan Rice and Kai Havertz.

Anthony Taylor was the man in the middle for a total of 44 matches last season, showing 179 yellow cards (4.07) and 6 red cards. He showed 13 (yes, that does say 13) yellow cards in the Europa League Final between Sevilla and Roma (1-1), which Sevilla won 4-1 on penalties.

Taylor has been the man with the whistle on 37 occasions so far this season, showing 160 yellow cards (4.32) and 8 red cards. He showed 10 yellow cards and 1 red card in the Premier League match between Manchester City and Nottingham Forest at the Etihad Stadium back in September, including bookings for Ederson, Manuel Akanji and Jack Grealish, as well as a red card for Rodri. Nuno Tavares, who is on loan at Nottingham Forest from Arsenal, also received a yellow card.

Sources: English Premier League and Soccerbase.


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