It's Swarbrick For City
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
Lancashire-based official Neil Swarbrick will be the referee when Manchester City travel to St. James' Park on Wednesday
By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor
Neil Swarbrick will be the referee when Newcastle host Manchester City in the Capital One Cup fourth round on Wednesday (kick-off 7.45pm).
The Lancashire-based official - who only took up refereeing at the age of 29 - will be assisted by Lee Betts and Derek Eaton, while Mike Jones is the fourth official.
Ironically, Swarbrick's last Magpies match was United's trip to the Etihad Stadium in March.
Swarbrick has taken charge of eight games so far this term - five in the Barclays Premier League and three in the Championship - and shown 23 yellow cards and one red.
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