Referee appointment. Huddersfield v Cardiff City

Last updated : 21 August 2018 By Michael Morris

Michael Oliver, who officiated the Crystal Palace v Liverpool game last night, will be the referee for Huddersfield v Cardiff City this Saturday, 3:00pm.

Oliver is considered to be one of the best referee's in the Premier League today.

Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Simon Bennett, Stuart Burt
Fourth official: Oliver Langford

On the opening weekend of the season he was in charge of Arsenal v Man City.


Last season the Northumberland official was the referee for just one Cardiff game, the 1 - 1 draw at Bramall Lane against Sheffield United.

During the season he send off seven players in 43 games and issued 151 yellow cards. It was an eventful season in other ways as well.

You my remember that Michael Oliver referee'd the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Man Utd and one of the red cards issued was to Gianluigi Buffon in the Champions League.

His first recorded Cardiff City game was a 3 - 1 defeat for the Bluebirds at Hillsbrough in 2009, later that season he was in charge of City's 1 - 0 win over Q.P.R. at Loftus Rd.

Over the years he's mostly referee'd City away games with wins for the Bluebirds against Sheff Utd, Leeds and Bristol City and twice in the Premier League in 2013 / 14 City drew away when he was in charge at Stoke and W.B.A.