Referees and officials for all Emirates FA Cup third round ties have been announced

Tuesday 22 Dec 2020
Michael Oliver will be referee for the tie between Marine and Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 10 January 2021

It's the Emirates FA Cup third round proper in January, with 32 ties taking place across the weekend of Friday 8 January to Monday 11 January.

The match officials for each game, including nine ties with Video Assistant Referees, have now been confirmed with all of the details below...


1 Huddersfield Town v Plymouth Argyle 
Referee Martin Coy
Assistant Referees Paul Hodskinson & Mark Dwyer
Fourth Official Carl Boyeson

2 Southampton v Shrewsbury Town
Referee Graham Scott
Assistant Referees Peter Kirkup & Steven Meredith
Fourth Official Darren England
VAR Craig Pawson
AVAR Nick Hopton

3 Chorley v Derby County
Referee Kevin Friend
Assistant Referees Robert Merchant & Robert Atkin
Fourth Official Ross Joyce

4 Marine v Tottenham Hotspur
Referee Michael Oliver
Assistant Referees Simon Bennett & Gary Beswick
Fourth Official Andre Marriner

5 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace
Referee David Coote
Assistant Referees Adam Nunn & Nick Hopton
Fourth Official Leigh Doughty
VAR Jarred Gillett
AVAR Andrew Halliday

6 Stockport County v West Ham United
Referee Michael Dean
Assistant Referees Darren Cann & Daniel Robathan
Fourth Official Kevin Friend

7 Oldham Athletic v AFC Bournemouth
Referee Andy Woolmer
Assistant Referees Mark Jones & Danny Gratton
Fourth Official Robert Madley

8 Manchester United v Watford
Referee Andrew Madley
Assistant Referees Simon Beck & Adrian Holmes
Fourth Official Lee Mason
VAR Peter Bankes
AVAR Lee Betts

9 Stevenage v Swansea City
Referee Michael Salisbury
Assistant Referees Nigel Lugg & David Hunt
Fourth Official Charles Breakspear

10 Everton v Rotherham United
Referee Stuart Attwell
Assistant Referees James Mainwaring & Wade Smith
Fourth Official Jeremy Simpson
VAR Paul Tierney
AVAR Andrew Halliday

11 Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City
Referee David Webb
Assistant Referees Rob Smith & Mark Cunliffe
Fourth Official Thomas Bramall

12 Arsenal v Newcastle United
Referee Chris Kavanagh
Assistant Referees Dan Cook & Sian Massey-Ellis
Fourth Official Gavin Ward
VAR Andre Marriner
AVAR Neil Davies

13 Barnsley v Tranmere Rovers
Referee Oliver Langford
Assistant Referees Matthew McGrath & Philip Dermott
Fourth Official Scott Oldham

14 Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United
Referee Keith Stroud
Assistant Referees Sam Lewis & Jonathan Hunt
Fourth Official Sam Allison

15 Boreham Wood v Millwall 
Referee Benjamin Speedie
Assistant Referees Craig Taylor & Paul Lister
Fourth Official Neil Hair

16 Blackburn Rovers v Doncaster Rovers
Referee Samuel Barrott
Assistant Referees Andrew Fox & Geoffrey Liddle
Fourth Official Ollie Yates

17 Stoke City v Leicester City
Referee Tony Harrington
Assistant Referees Shaun Hudson & James Wilson
Fourth Official Peter Wright

18 Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End 
Referee Matthew Donohue
Assistant Referees Graham Kane & Stephen Brown
Fourth Official Alan Young

19 Crawley Town v Leeds United
Referee Peter Bankes
Assistant Referees Lee Betts & Neil Davies
Fourth Official David Coote

20 Burnley v Milton Keynes Dons
Referee Jonathan Moss
Assistant Referees Marc Perry & Harry Lennard
Fourth Official Geoff Eltringham
VAR Anthony Taylor
AVAR Andrew Halliday

21 Bristol City v Portsmouth
Referee Jarred Gillett
Assistant Referees Nik Barnard & Ollie Williams
Fourth Official Antony Coggins

22 Queens Park Rangers v Fulham
Referee Simon Hooper
Assistant Referees Derek Eaton & Ian Cooper
Fourth Official James Oldham

23 Aston Villa v Liverpool
Referee Craig Pawson
Assistant Referees Stuart Burt & Richard West
Fourth Official Anthony Taylor
VAR Paul Tierney
AVAR Constantine Hatzidakis

24 Brentford v Middlesborough
Referee Tim Robinson
Assistant Referees George Byrne & Michael George
Fourth Official John Busby

25 Manchester City v Birmingham City
Referee Robert Jones
Assistant Referees Edward Smart & Scott Ledger
Fourth Official Martin Atkinson
VAR Graham Scott
AVAR Matthew Wilkes

26 Luton Town v Reading 
Referee Darren Bond
Assistant Referees Lee Venamore & Bhupinder Gill
Fourth Official Declan Bourne

27 Chelsea v Morecambe
Referee Darren England
Assistant Referees Constantine Hatzidakis & Matthew Jones
Fourth Official James Linington
VAR Jonathan Moss
AVAR Daniel Robathan

28 Exeter City v Sheffield Wednesday 
Referee Dean Whitestone
Assistant Referees Mark Russell & Christopher Wade
Fourth Official Kevin Johnson

29 Norwich City v Coventry City
Referee Darren Drysdale
Assistant Referees Adam Crysell & Adrian Waters
Fourth Official Paul Howard

30 Blackpool v West Bromwich Albion 
Referee John Brooks
Assistant Referees Akil Howson & Daniel Leach
Fourth Official Marc Edwards

31 Newport County v Brighton & Hove Albion 
Referee Lee Mason
Assistant Referees Mark Scholes & Timothy Wood
Fourth Official Robert Lewis

32 Cheltenham Town v Mansfield Town 
Referee Tom Nield
Assistant Referees Mark Derrien & Michael Webb
Fourth Official Lee Swabey

By FA Staff