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Peter Bankes handed Sunday's trip to the London Stadium

Match Officials confirmed for West Ham clash

1 October 2021

East meets West this Sunday as we make the trip to the London Stadium to face West Ham United. It's our first ever competitive visit to E20 and our first league game against The Hammers since 1993. Find out more about the weekend's match officials below.

Referee: Peter Bankes

Assistants: Ian Hussin and James Mainwaring

Fourth official: Craig Pawson

VAR: Andre Marriner

Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes

Peter Bankes took our final outing before the September international break, a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa, and it's a similar story this month with The Merseyside official the man handed Sunday's trip to E20. 

It'll be the 11th time that Bankes has refereed one of our games, stretching back to our 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest in April 2016. Only three further Brentford wins, over Eastleigh in January 2017, Forest again in September 2018, and, most recently, Middlesbrough in February 2020, have come in the nine games since then. 

Bankes, who is in his third season in the Select Group 1 of top flight referees, has taken six matches so far this season across the Europa Conference League, Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, and EFL Cup.

His average of 28.5 fouls per game is the second-highest among this season's top flight referees as is his average of 0.84 fouls per tackle. So far this season, he has shown 29 yellow cards and one red card, that going to Middlesbrough's Matt Crooks last Saturday.  

West Ham United 21/22

44 fouls - Fewest in Premier League

4 yellow cards - Fewest in Premier League

1 red card - Joint-Most in Premier League

Sunday's game is a complete sell out with no further tickets available. 

Supporters are advised to leave extra time to get to the game with the Central Line supended west of Queensway and congestion expected due to the London Marathon. 

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