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Andre Marriner to oversee visit from Manchester United

Match Officials confirmed for clash against Red Devils

18 January 2022

Referee: Andre Marriner

Assistant Referees: Simon Long and Scott Ledger

Fourth Official: Andrew Madley

Video Assistant Referee: Paul Tierney

Additional Video Assistant Referee: Neil Davies

Andre Marriner was handed our original visit from Manchester United back in December, and is now set to take charge of tomorrow night's re-arranged clash.

The Birmingham FA official started officiating by chance. In 1992, he went to a grass roots match as a neutral spectator. When the referee didn't turn up, he was asked to referee it. At the end they paid him £10 for his services, Marriner caught the bug, and passed his course in April 1992.

He was appointed to the Football League list of referees in 2003, and was given his first Premier League appointment on 13 November 2004, a 4–0 home win by Charlton Athletic over Norwich City.

The following year, Marriner was appointed to the Select Group 1 of Premier League referees and, three years later, was added to the FIFA list of international referees. 

The Solihull-born referee has taken charge of five Wembley finals including Wigan Athletic's 2013 FA Cup Final victory over Manchester City, Manchester United's Carabao Cup win against Southampton in 2017, and Arsenal's 2021 Community Shield win over Liverpool. 

December's game against The Red Devils would have been the first time the 51-year-old had taken charge of a Brentford game. With that postponed, he oversaw his maiden Bees game a week later as we were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea in the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final, awarding a late penalty to the Blues for a foul on Christian Pulisic. 

So far this season, Marriner has shown 51 yellow cards, and two reds, in 14 Premier League, FA Cup, and EFL Cup games. 

Manchester United 21/22

212 fouls - Eighth-most in Premier League

43 yellow cards - Third-most in Premier League

2 red cards - Joint-most in Premier League

Wednesday's game is live on BT Sport and around the world through the Premier League's broadcast partners.

Supporters can also listen to live Bees Player commentary with Jonathan Douglas and Charlie MacDonald joining Mark Burridge. 

All adult supporters must fill in a Covid-19 Self Declaration form before coming tomorrow and be able to show proof of an NHS COVID Pass or negative test result within the 48 hours up to kick-off.

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