Referees for AFC Bournemouth and Manchester United games announced.

22/02/2016 18:03

The referees for Watford's upcoming matches against AFC Bournemouth and Manchester United in the Premier League have been announced.


For this weekend's fixture at Vicarage Road against Eddie Howe's AFC Bournemouth, Anthony Taylor from Cheshire is set to be the man in the middle.


Taylor has already refereed the Hornets twice this season, with both games ending in defeat for Quique Sanchez Flores' men.


He took charge of Watford's 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in September and awarded the Eagles a penalty that day, after Allan Nyom brought down Wilfried Zaha.


The Cheshire official also took charge of the Hornets' 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road back in December. During that game, he sent off Nathan Ake for a challenge on Erik Lamela.


Taylor is an experienced referee, having taken charge of over 100 Premier League matches since joining the Select Group list of officials, who take charge of fixtures in the top flight, back in 2010.


This season, Taylor has taken charge of 31 matches in all competitions and has handed out 106 yellow cards and 2 red.



For Watford's trip to Old Trafford on Wednesday 2nd March where they will face Manchester United, Mike Jones from Chester will be the man-in-the-middle.


Jones has also refereed the Hornets twice this season. He was the referee for Watford's 2-2 draw with Everton on the opening day of the Premier League season and the Chester official also took charge of Quique Sanchez Flores' men's 3-0 defeat to Arsenal back in October.


Since joining the Select Group list of officials who take charge of matches in the top flight, Jones has refereed over 160 games in the Premier League.


This season, he has taken charge of 27 fixtures in all competitions and has handed out 93 yellow cards and one red.


For the full appointments, please see below:


Watford vs AFC Bournemouth


Referee - Anthony Taylor

Linesman - Darren Cann and Stuart Burt


Fourth Official - Mark Clattenburg



Manchester United vs Watford


Referee - Mike Jones

Linesman - Ian Hussin and Richard West


Fourth Official - Jon Moss