Manchester City vs Crystal Palace (Premier League)

Graham Scott will take charge of Manchester City versus Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Premier League Champions will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways, after rescuing a point away to Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday.

In an entertaining affair, Pep Guardiola saw his side score twice in less than four minutes, as City came back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with the Magpies.

City will be hoping not to lose any further ground to early pacesetters Arsenal, when the Blues welcome Palace to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The Blues failed to beat Patrick Vieira’s side last season, suffering a 2-0 defeat at the Etihad and drawing 0-0 at Selhurst Park.

The South London side have already taken points off of Liverpool this season, and thumped Aston Villa 3-1 last weekend.

Palace face Oxford United in the Carabao Cup prior to Saturday’s clash, while City play Barcelona in a charity friendly at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Ahead of Saturday’s meeting at the Etihad Stadium, the Premier League have announced the match officials which will be involved in proceedings this weekend.

Etihad Stadium (Image: Paul White/Alamy)
Etihad Stadium (Image: Paul White/Alamy)

Graham Scott will take charge of proceedings at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The 54 year-old has officiated two matches so far this season, most recently Brighton’s goalless draw against Newcastle.

Scott took charge of 23 matches last season, showing 79 yellow cards and four red cards.

Manchester City’s 5-0 win over Norwich in August 2021 was the last game Scott officiated involving the Premier League Champions.

Graham Scott Referee (Image: PA Images/Alamy)
Graham Scott Referee (Image: PA Images/Alamy)

Assistant Referees

Scott will be accompanied at the Etihad Stadium this weekend by Harry Lennard and Adrian Holmes.

Video Assistant Referees

Simon Hooper will be overviewing proceedings as the Video Assistant Referee at Stockley Park.

Hooper will be alongside Steve Meredith, who has been appointed as the Assistant Video Assistant Referee.

Fourth Official

Darren Bond has been named as the Fourth Official for the match, with the referee overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers Pep Guardiola and Patrick Vieira.

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