Referee announced for Man City clash- West Ham to play first game in over a year under him!

The referee for West Ham’s home game this weekend against league leaders Manchester City has been announced. 47 year old Andre Marriner will take charge of this clash, which will be West Ham’s first under him in over a year! He will be assisted by Scott Ledger and Simon Long, with Keith Stroud set to serve as the fourth official

Which was the last West Ham game before this City clash to be refereed by Marriner?

West Ham’s last game under Marriner came on November 19, 2017, with Watford beating the Hammers 2-0 at Vicarage Road.

Has Marriner been in charge of a West Ham-Man City Premier League game previously?

Yes, Marriner was in charge when City beat West Ham 3-1 at the Etihad in Round 3 of the 2016/17 season.

Andre Marriner

Other interesting facts

  • West Ham have won only one of their last six Premier League games under Marriner. That was the 4-1 away win at Swansea in GW18 of the 2016/17 season.

  • West Ham are yet to play a game under Marriner in the 18/19 season, but City already have- they thumped Huddersfield 6-1 in Game Week 2.

  • West Ham have lost their last five games against Man City across all competitions. In those five games, City have scored 18 times, with West Ham only managing 3 in comparison. The last time they got the better of the Citizens was in the 15/16 season when current Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini was in charge at the Etihad!

  • Marriner has refereed 10 Premier League games in the current 18/19 season- the home side won the first four games, but since then, the away side have always managed to come away with points.

  • Only one league game under Marriner has failed to produce goals this season- the Round 6 clash between Crystal Palace and Newcastle at Selhurst Park.

  • Man City are the club to have won the most number of Premier League games under Marriner. West Ham have only won five of the 30 league games which have had him as the man with the whistle.

West Ham v Man City kicks off at 3pm on Saturday (November 24, 2018) at the London Stadium.

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