Leicester City: Match officials announced

Appointments made for Friday's fixture.


The match officials for Leeds United’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Leicester City have been confirmed, with Craig Pawson set to take charge.

After earning valuable experience as an assistant, Pawson was handed his EFL refereeing debut in League Two in 2008, overseeing the curtain raiser between Grimsby Town and Rochdale. In that first campaign, Pawson would go on to officiate 23 times across the EFL and FA Cup.

In his career, the Sheffield-born official has taken charge of the 2021/22 FA Cup final, the 2016/17 EFL Cup final, as well as a League Two Play-Off final and two Community Shields.

The 44-year-old has overseen 20 fixtures this campaign, across the Premier League, FA Cup, EFL Cup and European competitions. In the Europa League, Pawson has been involved in clashes between Panathinaikos and Villarreal, Qarabag FK and Bayer Leverkusen, and Ajax and AEK Athens.

Last season's home defeat to Liverpool was the 11th time Pawson has taken charge of the Whites, winning three and drawing three of those matches. In 41 fixtures involved with Leicester, the Foxes have won 13, drawn eight and lost 20.

Last time out, Pawson was on Europa Conference League duties in Belgium, showing six yellow cards and a red as Union Saint-Gilloise drew 2-2 with German side Eintracht Frankfurt.

2023/24 stats:

Games (all competitions): 20

Yellow cards issued: 99

Red cards issued: 4

Other match officials appointed:

Assistant Referees - Marc Perry, Steven Meredith

Fourth Official - Jeremy Simpson

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