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Dowd's Getting His Phil Of United

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Phil Dowd will referee Newcastle United's Barclays Premier League fixture away at Everton on Monday

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor


Phil Dowd will referee Newcastle United's Barclays Premier League fixture away at Everton on Monday (8pm kick-off).

It is the second time the Staffordshire-based official has taken charge of a Magpies match this season, having been in the middle of the goalless draw against West Ham back in August.

On that afternoon, Dowd booked one player - the Hammers' Joey O'Brien.

In total this season he has been appointed to five games across the Premier League and Championship, issuing 19 yellow cards and one red, and awarding one penalty.

Dowd, aged 50, began refereeing in local leagues in 1984, and having worked his way up through the ranks, joined the Football League's full list of referees in 1997.

He was promoted to the Premier League list in 2001, and took charge of his first top flight match in December that year as Fulham took on Everton.

On Monday at Goodison Park, Dowd's assistants will be Scott Ledger and Marc Perry, with Craig Pawson the game's fourth official.