Meet the officials | Bristol City (Emirates FA Cup)

4th January 2023
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Craig Pawson will be the man in charge when Swansea City travel to Bristol City on Sunday January 8 for the Emirates FA Cup third-round tie (12.30pm kick-off).

The fixture will mark the 14th time Pawson has taken charge of a Swans game and the second time this season.

He blew the whistle for the Swans’ draw with Wigan Athletic in November, but prior to that hadn’t taken charge of a Swansea game since 2018. 

Pawson handed out four yellow cards with Manning and Ollie Cooper booked for the Swans against the Latics.

The 43-year-old has been working in the Football League since the 2008-09 season and was promoted to the Select Group – officials working predominantly in the top-flight – in 2013.

Two years later he became the seventh English referee to be included on the FIFA International Referee List and he began the current season by taking charge of a Champions League match between Pyunik Yerevan and F91 Dudelange.

His first domestic match this campaign was the Community Shield fixture between Liverpool and Manchester City.

In total, he has taken charge of 18 matches this season, mostly in the Premier League. He is yet to send anyone off this term but has handed out 80 yellow cards.

Pawson will be assisted by Constantine Hatzidakis and Daniel Robathan. Keith Stroud will be the fourth official.

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