Find out which officials and VARs are involved in Emirates FA Cup third round ties

Thursday 02 Jan 2020
Jon Moss will be the man in the middle for the third round Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton

The Emirates FA Cup third round takes place this weekend, with 32 ties taking place across the country.

It's the first time clubs from the Premier League and EFL Championship are involved in this season's competition and the match officials for all ties have been confirmed.

As confirmed earlier this week, video assistant referees (VARs) and assistant video assistant referees (AVARs) will be in place for all ties staged at top-flight stadiums across the third, fourth and fifth rounds of this season's Emirates FA Cup.

Matches are scheduled to take place between Saturday 4 January and Monday 6 January.


1 Leicester City vs Wigan Athletic
Referee Simon Hooper
Assistant Referees Derek Eaton & Paul Hodskinson
Fourth Official Carl Boyeson
VAR Peter Bankes
AVAR Edward Smart

2 Queens Park Rangers vs Swansea City
Referee Stephen Martin
Assistant Referees Nigel Lugg & Carl Fitch-Jackson
Fourth Official Lloyd Wood

3 Fulham vs Aston Villa
Referee Craig Pawson
Assistant Referees Darren Cann & Richard Wild
Fourth Official Kevin Johnson

4 Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest
Referee Peter Bankes
Assistant Referees Edward Smart & Graham Kane
Fourth Official Neil Hair
VAR John Brooks
AVAR Andrew Halliday

5 Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United
Referee Paul Tierney
Assistant Referees Lee Betts & Constantine Hatzidakis
Fourth Official Chris Kavanagh
VAR Michael Oliver 
AVAR Andrew Halliday

6 Charlton Athletic vs West Bromwich Albion
Referee David Webb
Assistant Referees Matt Foley & Bhupinder Gill
Fourth Official Charles Breakspear

7 Rochdale vs Newcastle United

Referee David Coote
Assistant Referees Stuart Burt & Philip Dermott
Fourth Official Scott Oldham

8 Cardiff City vs Carlisle United

Referee Geoff Eltringham
Assistant Referees Mark Pottage & Simon Shaw
Fourth Official Savvas Yianni

9 Oxford United vs Hartlepool United

Referee Michael Salisbury
Assistant Referees George Byrne & Matthew Jones
Fourth Official Sam Purkiss

10 Sheffield United vs AFC Fylde
Referee Jarred Gillett
Assistant Referees Peter Kirkup & Daniel Leach
Fourth Official Ben Toner
VAR Graham Scott
AVAR Neil Davies

11 Southampton vs Huddersfield Town
Referee Tim Robinson
Assistant Referees Mark Scholes & Timothy Wood
Fourth Official Christopher Sarginson
VAR Jonathan Moss
AVAR Marc Perry

12 Liverpool vs Everton
Referee Jonathan Moss
Assistant Referees Dan Cook & Marc Perry
Fourth Official Martin Atkinson
VAR Chris Kavanagh
AVAR Mark Scholes

13 Bristol City vs Shrewsbury Town
Referee John Busby
Assistant Referees Andrew Fox & Darren Wilding
Fourth Official James Durkin

14 AFC Bournemouth vs Luton Town
Referee Darren England
Assistant Referees Sian Massey-Ellis & Rob Smith
Fourth Official Andy Woolmer
VAR Anthony Taylor
AVAR Adam Nunn

15 Brighton & Hove Albion vs Sheffield Wednesday
Referee Andre Marriner
Assistant Referees Scott Ledger & Ian Cooper
Fourth Official Andy Davies
VAR Kevin Friend
AVAR Simon Beck

16 Bristol Rovers vs Coventry City
Referee Gavin Ward
Assistant Referees Robert Dabbs & Samuel Ogles
Fourth Official Alan Young

17 Crewe Alexandra vs Barnsley
Referee James Linington
Assistant Referees Conor Brown & Anthony Moore
Fourth Official Steven Copeland

18 Manchester City vs Port Vale
Referee Lee Mason
Assistant Referees Nick Hopton & Adrian Waters
Fourth Official Sebastian Stockbridge
VAR Michael Dean
AVAR Daniel Robathan

19 Middlesbrough vs Tottenham Hotspur
Referee Stuart Attwell
Assistant Referees Richard West & Adrian Holmes
Fourth Official Darren Bond

20 Reading vs Blackpool
Referee John Brooks
Assistant Referees Steven Meredith & Michael Webb
Fourth Official Scott Jackson

21 Watford vs Tranmere Rovers
Referee Graham Scott
Assistant Referees Neil Davies & Lee Venamore
Fourth Official Will Finnie
VAR Andrew Madley
AVAR Daniel Robathan

22 Preston North End vs Norwich City
Referee Martin Atkinson
Assistant Referees Harry Lennard & James Mainwaring
Fourth Official James Adcock

23 Millwall vs Newport County
Referee Tony Harrington
Assistant Referees Adam Crysell & Michael George
Fourth Official Nicholas Kinseley

24 Crystal Palace vs Derby County
Referee Michael Oliver
Assistant Referees Simon Bennett & Sam Lewis
Fourth Official Antony Coggins
VAR David Coote
AVAR Constantine Hatzidakis

25 Rotherham United FC vs Hull City
Referee Anthony Backhouse
Assistant Referees Natalie Aspinall & Helen Edwards
Fourth Official Joe Hull

26 Brentford vs Stoke City
Referee Keith Stroud
Assistant Referees Geoffrey Russell & Steven Plane
Fourth Official Lee Swabey

27 Fleetwood Town vs Portsmouth
Referee Marc Edwards
Assistant Referees Graeme Fyvie & Alan Clayton
Fourth Official Thomas Parsons

28 Arsenal vs Leeds United
Referee Anthony Taylor
Assistant Referees Gary Beswick & Adam Nunn
Fourth Official Kevin Friend
VAR Stuart Attwell
AVAR Marc Perry

29 Gillingham vs West Ham United
Referee Andrew Madley
Assistant Referees Daniel Robathan & Akil Howson
Fourth Official Dean Whitestone

30 Burton Albion vs Northampton Town
Referee Jeremy Simpson
Assistant Referees Declan Ford & Billy Smallwood
Fourth Official Benjamin Speedie

31 Burnley vs Peterborough United
Referee Robert Jones
Assistant Referees Ian Hussin & Nick Greenhalgh
Fourth Official Matthew Donohue
VAR Michael Dean
AVAR Peter Kirkup

32 Birmingham City vs Blackburn Rovers

Referee Oliver Langford
Assistant Referees Robert Hyde & Wade Smith
Fourth Official Elliott Swallow

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By Nicholas Veevers Content Manager - FA Owned Channels