Mike Dean

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor


Mike Dean will take charge of Newcastle United's Barclays Premier League fixture at home against Norwich on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

It is the second time this season the Wirral-based official has overseen a Magpies' match, after he was in the middle of the 2-1 win away at Aston Villa in September.

On that afternoon at Villa Park, Dean booked five players including Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yohan Cabaye, Mathieu Debuchy and Yoan Gouffran.

In total this season, the experienced referee has been appointed to 13 matches across the Premier League, Championship, Europa League and international stage, handing out 43 yellow cards and three reds.

Dean, aged 45, began officiating in 1985 and progressed through the ranks to the full referees' list in 1997 and the Select Group of referees for the Premier League in 2000.

He has taken charge of the 2004 Community Shield, the 2008 FA Cup final and the 2011 League Cup final.

On Saturday at St. James' Park, Dean will be assisted by Jake Collin and Ian Hussin, with Robert Madley the game's fourth official.

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