The match officials have now been confirmed for Sunday’s match between Everton and Arsenal in the Premier League, which is live on Sky Sports with a kick-off time of 16:30.
Simon Hooper will be the man with the whistle at Goodison Park.
Referee: Simon Hooper.
Assistant Referee: Adrian Holmes.
Assistant Referee: Simon Long.
Fourth Official: Anthony Taylor.
Video Assistant Referee: Stuart Attwell.
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Nick Greenhalgh.
The last time he oversaw a match involving Everton, they were 5-1 victors away at Brighton & Hove Albion (08/05/23), in a match which saw him brandish 6 yellow cards (5 for Everton).
His last three matches involving Everton:
08/05/23: Brighton & Hove Albion (a – PL): (Y: 6, R: 0)
11/03/23: Brentford (h – PL): 1-0 (Y: 3, R: 0)
13/02/23: Liverpool (a – PL): (Y: 3, R: 0)
His last match involving Arsenal was on 21st April 2023, when they drew 3-3 at home versus Southampton in the Premier League. Only one of his six yellow cards shown that day was for an Arsenal player.
His last three matches involving Arsenal:
21/04/23: Southampton (h – PL): 3-3 (Y: 6, R: 0)
18/02/23: Aston Villa (a – PL): (Y: 4, R: 0)
30/10/22: Nottingham Forest (h – PL): (Y: 1, R: 0)
His record last season:
Yellow Cards: 111 (3.47)
Red Cards: 1
During the 2021/22 season, he was most card-happy in the Premier League encounter between Newcastle United and Leeds United at St. James’ Park (0-0) when he showed 8 yellow cards, including a booking for former Arsenal youth Luke Ayling.
So far this season:
Yellow Cards: 10 (3.33)
Red Cards: 0
Hooper has been the man with the whistle on three occasions so far this season, two of which were in the Premier League and one in the Championship. He was most card happy on the opening day of the season in the match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford when he showed 5 yellow cards.