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Swarbrick Takes Charge Of West Ham v Palace

25 January 2018

Neil Swarbrick will be taking charge of Tuesday's match against West Ham United at The London Stadium.

After taking up refereeing at the age of 29, Neil Swarbrick was promoted to the National List of assistant referees within six years, and he has enjoyed a rapid rise up the officiating ranks since.

Swarbrick learned his trade in the Northern Premier League and Conference before he joined the Football League in 2005.

He regularly officiated across the Football League for the next six years, as well as taking charge of FA Cup and League Cup matches during that period.

His first Premier League appointment came in December 2010, when he was in the middle for Fulham’s goalless draw with Sunderland.

The following season, the Lancashire FA official was promoted to the Select Group of referees and Swarbrick has since refereed more than 80 Premier League matches.

Swarbrick was in a fourth official role when Crystal Palace defeated Watford in the Championship Play-off Final later that year.

This season Neil has taken charge of 16 games and showing 43 yellow cards in that time. He was in charge of West Ham's game against Newcastle and Liverpool earlier this campaign and was the man in the middle for Palace's trip to Manchester City.

Match Officials:-

Referee: Neil Swarbrick
Assistants: Adrian Holmes, Marc Perry
Fourth official: Andre Marriner.

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