Port Vale travel to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday where the Valiants will look to pull off a stunning FA Cup upset as they take on the defending champions of the competition, and defending Premier League champions, Manchester City. The match officials for the fixture have been confirmed and can be found below:
Lee Mason has been confirmed as the official who will take charge of the Valiants' FA Cup third round tie. Mason, who has refereed primarily in the Premier League since 2006, took charge of 32 matches across all competitions last term, and has taken charge of 15 fixtures so far this season.
Sky Bet League Two: 2 (18/19)
Carabao Cup: 4 (18/19) 3 (19/20)
FA Cup: 1 (18/19)
Premier League: 19 (18/19) 9 (19/20)
Championship: 5 (18/19) 3 (19/20)
League One: 1 (18/19)
Across the 32 matches Mason took charge of last campaign, he handed out a total of 99 yellow cards and three reds. In the 15 matches he has refereed this season, he has handed 43 yellow cards and just the one red. This will be the first time that Mason takes charge of a Port Vale fixture.
His assistants will be Nick Hopton and Adrian Waters with Sebastian Stockbridge taking the role as fourth official.
VAR will also be in use for Saturday’s fixture which will be operated by Mike Dean with Daniel Robathan alongside him.