Premier League. Madley in the middle for first match of 2023

01 Jan 23

Andy Madley will be the referee when Newcastle United travel to league leaders Arsenal in their first game of 2023

Tuesday 3rd JanuaryArsenal vs Newcastle UnitedEmirates StadiumKick-off 7:45pm GMTTickets sold out

The 39-year-old from West Yorkshire advanced through the leagues to become a Select Group 1 referee in June 2019, having taken charge of his first top-flight game - a 2-2 draw between Watford and AFC Bournemouth, then managed by Eddie Howe - in March 2018.

He refereed the League One play-off final between Charlton Athletic and Sunderland in May 2019, which Charlton won 2-1. His brother Bobby is also a referee and was promoted back to the Premier League this season.

Madley has officiated in the Champions League and Europa Conference League this term but has yet to referee a game involving the Magpies. He did, however, take charge of last season's 1-1 home draw with Norwich City in November 2021, when he showed an early red card to Ciaran Clark.

2022/2023 stats

Games (all competitions): 16Yellow cards issued: 53Red cards issued: 3


Assistant referees: Lee Betts, Ian HussinFourth official: Jarred GillettVAR: Stuart AttwellAssistant VAR: Wade Smith

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