By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Neil Swarbrick will take charge of Newcastle's home game against Norwich City on Sunday (3pm kick-off).
It will be the 42-year-old's first Premier League appointment of the season, having only overseen two Championship fixtures so far this term. In those two games, Swarbrick has issued nine yellow cards and no reds.
The Lancashire-based whistler only took up refereeing at the age of 29, but within six years was promoted to the national list of assistant referees, and four years later was added to the referees list.
Swarbrick's first Premier League appointment came in December 2010, when he was the man in the middle of a goalless draw between Fulham and Sunderland.
Last season he officiated in two Magpies' matches - a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa, and a 1-0 home victory over Wigan Athletic.
On Sunday at the Sports Direct Arena, Swarbrick will be assisted by Andy Garratt and Andy Halliday, with Martin Atkinson the game's fourth official.
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