Premier League reveal officials for Newcastle United v Crystal Palace

The Premier League have revealed the officials for Newcastle United’s return to Premier League action against Crystal Palace at St James’ Park this Saturday.

Newcastle will try to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to eight games, while Palace will make the long travel to Tyneside knowing a win would put them above Eddie Howe’s side in the league. The Magpies and Eagles met three times last season, twice in the Premier League and once in the Carabao Cup, and all three games ended 0-0.

The Premier League has stated that Tim Robinson would officiate the match, with Adrian Holmes and Simon Long serving as his assistants. The fourth official for the game will be Keith Stroud, while the video assistant referee will be Simon Hooper, who will be aided by James Mainwaring.

Robinson, who officiated his first Premier League match in a 1-0 Newcastle loss to Burnley in 2019, has only presided over five top-flight games since then. Unfortunately for Newcastle, they haven’t managed to secure a victory in any of the five matches that Robinson refereed, which also included three Championship fixtures during the 2016-17 season. The Premier League has now announced the referees for Newcastle United’s upcoming return to Premier League action against Crystal Palace at St James’ Park this Saturday.


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The upcoming match, scheduled for a 3 pm kick-off, presents an opportunity for Newcastle to continue their impressive unbeaten streak in all competitions, which currently stands at eight matches. In contrast, Crystal Palace will make the trek to Tyneside with the prospect of overtaking Eddie Howe’s team in the league table with a win. Last season, the Magpies and the Eagles faced each other three times, twice in the Premier League and once in the Carabao Cup, with all three matches ending in goalless draws.

For those who followed Newcastle’s promotion season, the name Keith Stroud might ring a bell. Stroud will be serving as the fourth official at St James’ Park. He infamously made a significant refereeing error during a Newcastle match against Burton Albion. Stroud initially awarded a penalty to Newcastle, which Matt Ritchie converted. However, he later reversed his decision and awarded Burton a free-kick due to encroachment, instead of a penalty re-take. Fortunately for Newcastle, they managed to win the match 1-0, with Ritchie scoring the decisive goal despite the unusual penalty incident.

In 2017, Stroud received a 28-day ban as a consequence of that mistake, but he has continued to officiate Championship games regularly.

Additionally, Simon Hooper, who remains in charge of VAR, has not refereed any matches since the controversial 2-1 victory of Tottenham Hotspur over Liverpool last month. During that match, Liverpool had Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota sent off, and a Luis Diaz goal was incorrectly disallowed for offside due to a significant VAR error. The game concluded with a 96th-minute Joel Matip own goal, resulting in Spurs securing a last-minute win.

Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, called for a replay of the match, but the result was upheld.

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