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Michael Oliver to take charge of Emirates FA Cup visit from Leicester City

Officials confirmed for Sunday's televised FA Cup tie

22 January 2021

It's Third in the Sky Bet Championship versus Third in the Premier League on Sunday in the Fourth Round of the Emirates FA Cup. Brendan Rodgers' Leicester City make the trip to TW8 at this stage of the competition for the second year running and the match officials have been confirmed for the game.

Referee: Michael Oliver

Assistant Referees: Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett

Fourth Official: Darren England

One of the most high-profile officials in England, Michael Oliver will take charge of The Bees for the sixth time this Sunday. 

Son of Football League Referee, Clive Oliver, the Northumberland official was introduced to refereeing at the age of 14. Eight years later he was officiating the Conference Play-Off Final at Wembley, becoming the youngest man to referee a game at the National Stadium. 

He progressed through the ranks to take the League One Play-Off final in 2009 and became the youngest top-flight referee when he oversaw Birmingham City vs Blackburn Rovers in August 2010, aged 25. 

In 2016, Oliver was appointed to the UEFA list of Champions League referees, four years after his addition to the FIFA list. 

His first two Brentford games were both League Two affairs. A 1-1 draw away at Rochdale in October 2007 was followed 12 months later by another 1-1 draw, this time at Grimsby. His last three Bees games will all live long in the memory. He took charge of our EFL Cup Third Round giantkilling of Everton in September 2010 before being the man in charge of our 1-0 final day defeat to Doncaster Rovers in 2013, which saw Marcello Trotta miss a last minute penalty for promotion. He then was in charge of our FA Cup Fourth Round Replay against Chelsea in 2017, a game we lost 4-0. 

In total this season, Oliver has shown 69 yellow cards and three red cards in 22 matches across the Premier League, Nations League, Champions League, and FA Cup. 

Leicester City 20/21

183 fouls - 16th in Premier League

38 yellow cards - Joint-most in Premier League

0 red cards - Joint-fewest in Premier League

Sunday's game is exclusively live on BT Sport One. 

You will not be able to watch live on iFollow Brentford but there will be live commentary from the Brentford Community Stadium with Mark Burridge and the team. 

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