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Simon Hooper will referee our home game tomorrow against Crystal Palace. It will be his fifth Burnley game in the Premier League but his first at Turf Moor.

He refereed the game at Newcastle four seasons ago and in the 2019/20 season he took charge of our away games at Sheffield United, Southampton and tomorrow’s opponents Palace. That night, when Ben Mee scored the only goal of the game was the last time he refereed a Burnley game.

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His only previous Burnley games were against Leeds and Brighton in the Championship and more recently Barnsley in the FA Cup.

He currently sits 11th in RATE THE REF with a rating of 62.93 out of 100.

This season he’s refereed eight games in total with just two of those, at Leeds and Brentford, in the Premier League. There have been a total of 28 yellow cards in them with just eight of them going to home team players and twenty to away team players. He hasn’t sent off a player since dismissing Watford’s Adrian Mariappa in a 3-0 win against Aston Villa in December 2019.

His last game was in the Championship two weeks ago, Nottingham Forest’s 3-0 win against Preston. Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor were yellow carded for Forest with Andrew Hughes, Alistair McCann and Jordan Storey for Preston.

David Webb is fourth official tomorrow; his last Burnley game was the 1-0 home win against Brentford in August 2015. Graham Scott, who is on VAR duty, was last in charge of a Burnley game last season for the 1-1 home draw against Everton.

Match Officials

Referee: Simon Hooper
Assistant Referees: Dan Robathan & Derek Eaton
Fourth Official: David Webb
VAR: Graham Scott
Assistant VAR: Peter Kirkup

Previous Burnley Games – Simon Hooper

SeasonOpponentsVResYRBurnley Players Carded
2011/12Millwalla1-050Y: Trippier, Bartley, Easton
2012/13Charltona1-040Y: Austin, Lafferty, Vokes, Paterson
2013/14Leedsh2-120Y: Jones
2015/16Ipswicha0-210Y: Kightly
2015/16Brightonh1-140Y: Mee
2015/16Middlesbrougha2-130Y: Barton
2017/18Blackburna2-030Y: Bardsley, Long
2017/18Newcastlea1-130Y: Barnes, Vokes
2018/19Barnsleyh1-020Y: Long
2019/20Sheffield Uniteda0-330Y: Tarkowski, Barnes
2019/20Southamptona2-140Y: Hendrick, Mee
2019/20Crystal Palacea1-020Y: Tarkowski
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