Check out the match official appointments for the third round of The Emirates FA Cup. Rebecca Welch will become the first female to referee a game in the 3rd round as she takes charge of Birmingham vs Plymouth

Written by Ashley Davis (RA Digital Team) and Nathan Mattick

Friday 7th January 2022

Swindon Town v Manchester City (KO: 20:00)

Referee: Darren England
Assistant Referees: Lee Betts and Harry Lennard
Fourth Official: David Coote

Saturday 8th January 

Mansfield Town v Middlesborough (KO: 12:15)

Referee: Keith Stroud
Assistant Referees: Andrew Dallison & Matthew Jones
Fourth Official: Anthony Backhouse

Bristol City v Fulham (KO: 12:30)

Referee: Jonathan Moss
Assistant Referees: Adam Crysell & Graham Kane
Fourth Official: Robert Lewis

 Burnley v Huddersfield Town (KO: 12:30)

Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistant Referees: Richard West & Paul Hodskinson
Fourth Official: Stephen Martin
VAR: David Coote
AVAR: Neil Davies

 Coventry City v Derby County (KO: 12:30)

Referee: Andrew Madley
Assistant Referees: Matthew Wilkes & Craig Taylor
Fourth Official: Benjamin Speedie

Hartlepool United v Blackpool (KO: 12:30)

Referee: Matthew Donohue
Assistant Referees: Philip Dermott & James Wilson
Fourth Official: Andrew Kitchen

Millwall v Crystal Palace (KO: 12:45)

Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistant Referees: Gary Beswick & Adam Nunn
Fourth Official: Paul Tierney

Barnsley v Barrow AFC

Referee: Ross Joyce
Assistant Referees: Hristo Karaivanov & Ravel Cheosiaua
Fourth Official: Neil Hair

Boreham Wood v AFC Wimbledon

Referee: James Bell
Assistant Referees: Ryan Whitaker & Conor Farrell
Fourth Official: Sam Purkiss

Kidderminster Harriers v Reading 

Referee: Gavin Ward
Assistant Referees: Matthew McGrath & Robert Hyde
Fourth Official: Simon Mather

 Leicester City v Watford 

Referee: Michael Dean
Assistant Referees: Simon Beck & Tim Wood
Fourth Official: James Linington
VAR: Stuart Attwell
AVAR: Marc Perry

Newcastle United v Cambridge United

Referee: Michael Salisbury
Assistant Referees: Mark Scholes & Geoffrey Liddle
Fourth Official: John Busby
VAR: Peter Bankes
AVAR: Stuart Burt

Peterborough United v Bristol Rovers

Referee: Andy Davies
Assistant Referees: Bhupinder Gill & Andrew Laver
Fourth Official: Christopher Sarginson

Port Vale v Brentford

Referee Thomas Bramall
Assistant Referees: Adrian Waters & Mark Dwyer
Fourth Official: Marc Edwards

Queens Park Rangers v Rotherham United 

Referee: Dean Whitestone
Assistant Referees: Justin Amey & Ian Cooper
Fourth Official: Carl Brook

West Bromwich Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion

Referee: Robert Jones
Assistant Referees: Darren Cann & Steven Meredith
Fourth Official: Ben Toner

Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers

Referee: Tim Robinson
Assistant Referees: Nigel Lugg & Robert Merchant
Fourth Official: Martin Coy

Birmingham City v Plymouth Argyle (KO: 17:30)

Referee: Rebecca Welch
Assistant Referees: Scott Williams & Andrew Aylott
Fourth Official: Ollie Yates

 Chelsea v Chesterfield (KO: 17:30)

Referee: Jarred Gillett
Assistant Referees: Wade Smith & Matthew Jones
Fourth Official: Joshua Smith
VAR: John Brooks
AVAR: Natalie Aspinall

Swansea City v Southampton (KO: 17:30)

Referee: Simon Hooper
Assistant Referees: Andrew Fox & Richard Wild
Fourth Official:Tom Reeves

Hull City v Everton (KO: 17:30)

Referee: Kevin Friend
Assistant Referees: Edward Smart & Adrian Holmes
Fourth Official: David Webb

 Yeovil Town v AFC Bournemouth (KO: 17:45)

Referee: Jeremy Simpson
Assistant Referee: Rob Smith & Mark Russell
Fourth Official: Lee Swabey

Sunday 9th January 2022

Luton Town v Harrogate Town (KO: 12:30)

Referee: James Linington
Assistant Referees: Daniel Leach & Michael Webb
Fourth Official: Trevor Kettle

Cardiff City v Preston North End (KO: 14:00)

Referee: Andy Woolmer
Assistant Referees: Lee Venamore & Mark Pottage
Fourth Official: Sam Allison

Charlton Athletic v Norwich City (KO: 14:00)

Referee: Joshua Smith
Assistant Referees: Jonathan Hunt & Nik Barnard
Fourth Official: Darren Drysdale

Tottenham Hotspur v Morecambe (KO: 14:00)

Referee: John Brooks
Assistant Referees: Marc Perry & Natalie Aspinall
Fourth Official: Gavin Ward
VAR: Michael Salisbury
AVAR: Timothy Wood

 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield United (KO: 14:00)

Referee: Paul Tierney
Assistant Referees: Peter Kirkup & Akil Howson
Fourth Official: Dean Whitestone
VAR: Robert Jones
AVAR: Mark Scholes

 West Ham United v Leeds United (KO: 14:00)

Referee: Stuart Attwell
Assistant Referees: Scott Ledger & Neil Davies
Fourth Official: Jarred Gillett
VAR: Peter Bankes
AVAR: Lee Betts

Stoke City v Leyton Orient (KO: 14:00)

Referee: Samuel Barrott
Assistant Referees: Matthew Smith & Lisa Rashid
Fourth Official: Peter Wright

Liverpool v Shrewsbury Town (KO: 14:00)

Referee: David Coote
Assistant Referees Nick Hopton & Shaun Hudson
Fourth Official Geoff Eltringham
VAR: Andre Marriner
AVAR: Sian Massey-Ellis

 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal (KO: 17:10)

Referee: Craig Pawson
Assistant Referees: Dan Cook & James Mainwaring
Fourth Official: Kevin Friend

Monday 10th January

Manchester United v Aston Villa (KO: 19:55)

Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistant Referees: Stuart Burt & Simon Bennett
Fourth Official: Andrew Madley
VAR: Darren England
AVAR: Harry Lennard

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