Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Referee Jones stood down

Mike Jones, centre, refereed Newcastle's defeat to Manchester City on Sunday

Mike Jones will not referee in the Premier League this weekend.

The Chester official took charge of Sunday's stormy clash between Newcastle and Manchester City, with a number of his decisions coming under scrutiny.

Newcastle's Cheick Tiote had a goal ruled out on a contentious offside call, while many felt the home side's Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa should have been sent off for a crude challenge on City's Samir Nasri.

There were other flashpoints during the game too, and in the latest list of referee appointments issued by the Premier League, Jones is only named as the fourth official at Saturday's game between Sunderland and Southampton.

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