Date: 21st September 2017 at 6:53am
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The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Southampton and Manchester United this Saturday.

Southampton host Manchester United on Saturday September 23 for the game at St Mary’s Stadium and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Craig Pawson
Assistant Refs: Ian Hussin and Constantine Hatzidakis
Fourth Official: Mike Jones

Match Day referee Pawson has officiated four games in 2017/18, showing 20 yellow cards and two red cards.

He took in 34 games in 2016/17 with a return of 139 yellow cards and five red cards.

That season his highest card count was eleven yellow cards in the game between Burnley and Middlesbrough. Prior to that his record was nine yellows in the Europa League tie between Sassuolo and Rapid Vienna and he also showed eight yellows and one red in the game between Stoke City and Leicester City.

He took in 39 matches in 2015/17 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 117 yellow cards and three red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Slovan Liberec and Braga in the Europa League on September 17 with a total of seven yellows being shown. He showed seven yellows in three games after that.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of the players edge closer to automatic bans.

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