Meet the Referee – Darren England

Each week we take a close look at the referee assigned to the Swans game and look at their previous record when officiating our beloved Swansea City.

This week’s referee spotlight focuses on Darren England, who was appointed the referee for the Norwich City v Swansea City Championship game on Saturday, 7 November 2020.

Darren England

Referee England was assisted by Peter Kirkup and Stephen Meredith, with Gavin Ward the 4th Official for the game.

Name: Darren England
Born: 1986
Birthplace: Barnsley.

Background:
Yorkshire born England, made his EFL debut as a referee in 2015, before moving onto the Championship during the 2016/17 season with his first game being QPR’s 2-1 victory over Cardiff in March 2017.

He was the referee for the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Final between Blackpool and Exeter City last season and was a linesman in the 2015 FA Cup Final.

Swans related Fact(s):
The Birmingham City game in August 2018 was the first time that Darren England had taken charge of a Swans game. The Gillingham game was the first time he had been the referee at the Liberty Stadium.

This was England’s third Swansea City away game.

Here are the all important facts and figures for each game that he has been a referee for a Swansea City game:

Date
Competition
Home Team
Score
Away Team
7-Nov-20
Championship
Norwich City
1:0
Swans
22-Apr-19
Championship
Ipswich Town
0:1
Swans
26-Jan-19
FA Cup 4th Round
Swans
4:1
Gillingham
17-Aug-18
Championship
Birmingham City
0:0
Swans

In summary, Darren England’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P1 W1 D0 L0

Away Games
P3 W1 D1 L1

Overall Record
P4 W2 D1 L1

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 75%

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