Man in the middle: Michael Oliver

17th October 2017

Michael Oliver will take charge of the Swans’ Premier League fixture against Leicester City at the Liberty on Saturday (3pm).

Oliver, from Northumberland, will be the man in the middle for a Swans game for the first time this season.

The 32-year-old was also the main official for the Swans’ 3-0 defeat to Leicester at the Liberty in December 2015.

His last appointment for a match involving the Swans was a 2-0 win for Paul Clement’s side against Stoke at the Liberty in February of this year.

Oliver has refereed 180 matches in the top-flight, issuing 582 bookings and 25 red cards.

After being elevated to the Fifa list of referees in 2012, Oliver was also in charge of the 2014 Community Shield match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Wembley and the 2016 League Cup final between Manchester City and Liverpool.

He will be assisted on Saturday by Stuart Burt and Mike McDonough whilst Andrew Davies is the fourth official.

Michael Oliver at the Liberty

Refereed nine games

Swans: Won 4; drawn 3; lost 2

January 15, 2012: Premier League – Swans 3-2 Arsenal

December 23, 2012: Premier League – Swans 1-1 Man United

September 16, 2013: Premier League – Swans 2-2 Liverpool

January 28, 2014: Premier League – Swans 2-0 Fulham

April 11, 2015: Premier League - Swans 1-1 Everton

December 3, 2015: Premier League – Swans 0-3 Leicester

January 18, 2016: Premier League – Swans 1-0 Watford

October 1, 2016: Premier League – Swans 1-2 Liverpool

April 22, 2017: Premier League – Swans 2-0 Stoke