Newcastle United : Premier League officials announced for match

Newcastle United

The match officials have been confirmed for Newcastle United vs Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon.

The Match will take place at at St James’ Park.

PL Officials assigned for Newcastle United vs Brighton

Darren England will referee Newcastle’s final home match of the 2023-24 campaign. As they look to sign off with a win. The Magpies head into the match on the back of consecutive wins over Sheffield United and Burnley.

It will be England’s first match at St James’ Park as a referee this season. Having previously took charge of Newcastle’s 1-0 away defeat at Luton Town back in December.

Last season, England refereed Newcastle’s 2-0 win over Leicester City in the Carabao Cup. Also the 4-1 win at Fulham in the Premier League.

This season, he refereed in one of the biggest infamous refereeing controversies. While working as video assistant referee during Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur back in September. England made the decision that incorrectly disallowed Luiz Diaz’s goal for Liverpool.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp demanded that the match should be replayed. As his side also saw Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota sent off as Spurs netted a stoppage-time winner.

On Saturday, Eddie Smart and Nick Greenhalgh will assist England. With Leigh Doughty as fourth official. Andy Madley will be video assistant referee for the match, assisted by Nick Hopton.

Newcastle head into the match sitting sixth in the Premier League table with six games remaining. They are two points ahead of Chelsea and Manchester United in seventh and eighth respectively.

It will be a key match for Newcastle United as they look to finish in the European spots ahead of Chelsea and United. They face a confident and tricky Brighton side capable of upsetting the odds.

Its all to play for as we head for the business end of the season.

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