It has been confirmed that Jonathan Moss will be taking charge of Tottenham Hotspur’s clash against Manchester United on Friday.
Spurs face a massive test in their first game back as they return to action on June 19, with United also competing for the remaining Champions League qualification spots. The game will likely have a huge impact on both teams’ top-four hopes.
The Red Devils, like the Lilywhites, have the luxury of welcoming important players like Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford back to first-team training.
The Premier League has now confirmed that Moss will be in charge of the match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium while Graham Scott will be the Video Assistant Referee.
Spurs have a poor record when Moss has been in charge, having won only seven matches from seventeen in which the 49-year-old has officiated in the last five years (transfermarkt.com).
Moss has refereed two of Tottenham’s matches so far this campaign – the 3-0 defeat against Brighton in October and the 1-1 draw against Burnley in March.
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While a lot has been said and written about how the players might respond to the lack of fans at the stadium, it will be interesting to see how it will impact the referees. One presumes the officials will love the fact that they do not have to deal with the crowd booing their decisions. They will be operating under much less pressure. So, we could potentially see the standard of officiating improve over the next nine games.
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