MARK Clattenburg will take charge of Manchester City’s trip to Tottenham in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off this weekend.
The 40-year-old, from County Durham, will be in the middle as the Premier League leaders travel to White Hart Lane for the televised encounter on BT Sport.
He will be assisted in north London by his regular Fifa linesmen Simon Beck and Jake Collin while the fourth official will be Anthony Taylor – who oversaw City’s 2-0 win at Everton in August.
It will be the second City game in less than a month for Clattenburg, who visited the Etihad Stadium for the first time since December 2013 for their 2-0 victory over Watford before the international break.
The Gosforth-based whistler was also the fourth official for City’s 3-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on the opening weekend of the season.
Clattenburg has brandished 19 yellow cards, sent off Chelsea skipper John Terry at the Hawthorns and is yet to award a penalty in five games in all competitions so far this season.
He was in the middle for his fourth Premier League game in Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Southampton at St Mary’s last Sunday.
The Fifa Elite Category official is yet to be involved in the Champions League or Europa League this campaign but produced an assured display in Russia’s 1-0 win over Sweden in Group G of Euro 2016 qualifying.
Newcastle United supporter Clattenburg last encountered Tottenham in May when he sent off Vlad Chiriches in the second half of their 3-0 defeat by Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.
Last season, the former electrician handled City’s away games at Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, West Bromwich Albion and, latterly, Swansea City.
Among Clattenburg’s officiating achivements are the League Cup Final, Olympic Games gold medal match in 2012 and the 2013 Community Shield – all at Wembley – as well as the 2014 Uefa Super Cup between Real Madrid and Sevilla at the Cardiff City Stadium.
The Consett-born official has refereed almost 250 Premier League matches since his promotion to the Select Group in 2004 but was suspended in 2008 for eight months for breaching his contract in relation to personal business deals.