Date: 1st March 2017 at 8:59pm
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The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Stoke City and Middlesbrough.

Stoke City host Middlesbrough on Saturday March 4 for the game at the Bet365 Stadium and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Craig Pawson
Linesmen: I Hussin and S Ledger
Fourth Official: P Tierney

Match Day referee Pawson has officiated 26 games in 2016/17 with a return of 105 yellow cards and four red cards.

This season his highest card count was eleven yellow cards in the game between Burnley and Middlesbrough. Prior to that his record was nine yellows in the Europa League tie between Sassuolo and Rapid Vienna and he also showed eight yellows and one red in the game between Stoke City and Leicester City.

He took in 39 matches last season and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 117 yellow cards and three red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Slovan Liberec and Braga in the Europa League on September 17 with a total of seven yellows being shown. He showed seven yellows in three games after that.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of the players edge closer to automatic bans.

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