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Manchester City vs Newcastle United: Who is the referee for the match this weekend?

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Manchester City vs Southampton kicks off at 3pm this Saturday in the Premier League - and the game will be officiated by Jon Moss.

Here are the match officials in full for the fixture. 

Referee: Jon Moss

Born in Sunderland in 1970, Jon Moss qualified as a referee in 1988 and was a primary school teacher in Leeds, where he taught future Premier League star James Milner. Moss sent off Milner in 2019. 

Moss first refereed in the Premier League in 2010 and has been a regular fixture in the division ever since. Moss is also the owner of a vinyl record store, The Vinyl Whistle.  

Assistants: Marc Perry, Timothy Wood

Marc Perry has been assistant referee at 230 Premier League matches and over 60 Championship matches. Perry was an official for the 2020 Community Shield and 2021 EFL Trophy final. 

His first season as a Premier League regular, Tim Wood was assistant referee 14 times during the 2020/21 season, racking over 150 games in the Championship before that. Wood first ran the line in the Football League in 2010. 

Fourth Official: Peter Bankes

Peter Bankes is a regular Premier League and Championship referee who was moved into Select Group 1 ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, after being promoted into the Select Group 2 three seasons before. 

Bankes generally doesn’t divide criticism as a referee, though was involved in a controversial VAR call between Southampton and Brighton last season, when he gave a penalty for a foul on Brighton player Solly March in which the contact had started outside the box.

VAR: Martin Atkinson

Yorkshireman Martin Atkinson began refereeing at just 16 years of age. He first refereed in the Premier League in 2005 and has since taken charge of the 2011 FA Cup final, the 2014 League Cup final and went to multiple international tournaments. 

Prior to the start of the 2021/22 season, Atkinson had refereed ​​433 matches, dishing out 1,479 cards. He is a regular for big six clashes.

Assistant VAR: Richard West 

A Premier League assistant referee since 2008, Richard West has officiated over 400 matches in England’s top four tiers. West was linesman at the 2012 Community Shield. 

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