By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Chris Foy will take charge of Newcastle United's Premier League home game against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday (3pm kick-off).
It is the first time this season that the Lancashire-based official has refereed a Magpies fixture, but during the 2011/12 campaign he was in the middle of three - the 3-1 defeat at Manchester City, a 1-0 home win over Queens Park Rangers and a 3-1 victory away at West Brom.
During the 2012/13 campaign so far, Foy has been in the middle of eight games across the Premier League, League One and League Two, handing out 11 yellow cards, no red cards and awarding two penalties.
Foy started officiating in 1983 and worked his way up the ranks before becoming a Premier League referee in 2001 - with his first appointment coming in December of that year as Bolton and Charlton played out a goalless draw.
The 49-year-old was in charge of the 2009 League Cup final and the following year's FA Cup final, and is widely regarded as one of the country's best referees.
On Sunday at St. James' Park, Foy will be assisted by Harry Lennard and Richard West, with Mark Halsey the game's fourth official.
Tickets are still available for Sunday's match. For more information, click here