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Anthony Taylor (referee)

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Anthony Taylor
Born (1978-10-20) 20 October 1978 (age 45)
Wythenshawe, Manchester, England
Years League Role
2002–2004 Northern Premier League Referee
2004–2006 Football Conference Referee
2006–2010 The Football League Referee
2010– Premier League Referee
Years League Role
2013— FIFA listed Referee

Anthony "Tony" Taylor (born 20 October 1978) is an English "professional" football referee from Wythenshawe, Manchester.

In 2010, he was promoted to the list of Select Group Referees who specialize in the Premier League, and in 2013 he became a registered referee for FIFA allowing him to referee European and international matches. In 2015, he attended the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium when Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0. Taylor returned to Wembley Stadium later that year to attend the FA Community Shield as Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0. He commented on the 2017 and 2020 FA Cup finals, both between Chelsea and Arsenal; Arsenal won both times 2-1. When selected, he became the first to referee a second FA Cup Final since Arthur Kingscott in 1901.

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