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Confirmed Match Officials: Manchester City vs Aston Villa (Premier League)

It has been announced that Michael Oliver will take charge of Manchester City's Premier League title decider against Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Manchester City welcome Aston Villa to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon, knowing that a victory will secure them their fourth Premier League title in five seasons. 

City ensured that they will be in control of their own destiny this weekend, with a spirited second-half comeback at the London Stadium against West Ham opening up a one-point lead at the top of the table over Liverpool. 

Manchester City, who beat Aston Villa 2-1 back in December courtesy of first-half goals from Bernardo Silva and Ruben Dias, are preparing for a final fixture etched with narratives, given the soap opera links between the Etihad side, Villa, and Liverpool. 

Jack Grealish has the opportunity to win the English top-flight title against his boyhood club, while Steven Gerrard - who himself made 504 Premier League appearances for the Reds - has former Liverpool players in Danny Ings and Philippe Coutinho at his disposal. 

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Pep Guardiola meanwhile has been handed a huge boost ahead of Sunday's title showdown, as the Catalan welcomed England duo Kyle Walker and John Stones back to first-team training on Thursday. 

Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League matches, and are unbeaten in their past 12 matches against Aston Villa - winning the last eight games across all competitions. 

As Manchester City look to retain their title, the Premier League have announced which match officials will be involved in Sunday's showdown at the Etihad Stadium. 


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David Coote has been named as the Fourth Official for Sunday's match, with the referee overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers  Pep Guardiola and Steven Gerrard.


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