Man Utd & Southampton learn referee for EFL Cup final

Date published: Monday 6th February 2017 8:44

Andre Marriner will referee the EFL Cup final between Manchester United and Southampton on February 26.

The EFL announced the appointment of the 46-year-old on Monday. He will be assisted by Richard West and Stuart Burt, with Kevin Friend as fourth official.

Marriner has been a Premier League official since 2004 and on FIFA’s panel since 2009.

Underdogs Southampton will be hoping the appointment of Marriner is a good omen; he refereed the 2013 FA Cup final, when Wigan stunned Manchester City 1-0 thanks to Ben Watson’s header.

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