icon_corner icon_start_stop icon_start_stop icon_start_stop icon_post icon_miss icon_save icon_card_red icon_save icon_start_stop icon_sub icon_card_yellow attack icon chevron-down icon chevron-left icon chevron-right icon chevron-up icon cross icon defence icon icon_disallowed_goal email icon facebook icon google icon instagram icon linkedin icon messenger icon pinterest icon play icon plus-thin icon plus icon search icon soundcloud icon sub-in icon sub-out icon tweet icon twitter icon icon_user__out icon_user_out vimeo icon whatsapp icon icon_start_stop youtube icon

High Contrast is on. Turn off You can turn high contrast on again via the link in the footer to our accessibilty page



Dean On Duty At Villa Park

NUFC Logo Newcastle United FC

Mike Dean will take charge of United's Barclays Premier League fixture at Aston Villa on Saturday

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor


Mike Dean will take charge of Newcastle United's Barclays Premier League fixture at Aston Villa on Saturday (12.45pm kick-off).

It is the first time this season the Wirral-based official has overseen a Magpies' match, although he was in the middle of two matches last season - including United's 2-1 triumph at Villa Park 11 months ago.

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

Dean, aged 46, 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 Villa Park, Dean will be assisted by John Brooks and Simon Long, with Martin Atkinson the game's fourth official.