Referee named for FA Cup final between Manchester City and Wigan

Andre Marriner will officiate the game at Wembley

Andre Marriner will take charge of next month's FA Cup final between Manchester City and Wigan at Wembley, the Football Association has confirmed.

The showpiece match on May 11 marks the third refereeing assignment for the 42-year-old at the national stadium.

Marriner took charge of the 2010 Community Shield between Manchester United and Chelsea and was the man in the middle for Cardiff's defeat to Blackpool in the Championship play-off final earlier the same year.

"It's a great honour to be asked to referee the 2013 FA Cup Final especially as it coincides with the 150th anniversary of The Football Association," said Mariner, who was the fourth official for Manchester City's 1-0 win over Stoke in the 2011 final.

Marriner's team of match officials on for the final comprises assistant referees Stephen Child and Simon Long and fourth official Anthony Taylor.

PA

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