The match officials team to oversee the Emirates FA Cup Final have been appointed

Wednesday 08 May 2024
Andy Madley will be the referee for the 2024 Emirates FA Cup Final

The team of match officials who will oversee the 2024 Emirates FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Manchester United has been appointed.

Referee Andrew Madley will lead out the teams at Wembley on Saturday 25 May, with Harry Lennard and Nick Hopton as his assistant referees.

Manchester City v Manchester United
  • The Emirates FA Cup Final
  • 3pm BST, Saturday 25 May 2024
  • Wembley Stadium connected by EE

Fourth official will be Simon Hooper, with Tim Wood as reserve assistant referee.

The video assistant referee (VAR) for the game will be Michael Oliver, who will have Peter Bankes as support VAR and Stuart Burt as assistant VAR.

"When I got the call with the appointment, I'd just got in my car," revealed Andy about his appointment.

"I have to be honest, I heard 'FA Cup Final' and missed the rest of the call - I was stunned! It's an absolute delight and honour to receive this appointment.

"Domestically, it's the biggest game of any referee's career - the one we all dream of when we complete the referee course. I can only imagine what it will be like to lead the two teams out in front of a sold-out Wembley. To receive this appointment off the back of my hard work this season is truly humbling.

"I've worked with assistant referees Harry Lennard and Nick Hopton all season, so to do this Final with them is particularly special, as well as the support of the superb wider team around me. We'll prepare for the game as we do week in, week out, in order to deliver a strong team performance on the day."

Andy Madley has previously refereed the FA Trophy and FA Vase Finals in his career

Our head of refereeing operations, Peter Elsworth added: “The Football Association is delighted for Andy and his team of officials. The appointment is both recognition of the dedication and commitment shown over many years and testament to the high standards all the officials have achieved whilst at the top of the English game.

"The FA and those involved in refereeing wish all the match officials the very best in what promises to be an exciting Final.”

The Emirates FA Cup Final match officials team

Referee: Andrew Madley (West Riding FA)
Assistant Referees: Harry Lennard (Sussex FA) & Nick Hopton (Derbyshire FA)
Fourth Official: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire FA)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Tim Wood (Gloucestershire FA)
Video Assistant Referee: Michael Oliver (Durham FA)
Support VAR: Peter Bankes (Liverpool FA)
Assistant VAR: Stuart Burt (Northamptonshire FA)

By Competitions department