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Premier League News: Jarred Gillett is about to make history

Premier League News: Australian referee Jarred Gillett to make history by becoming the 1st overseas official.

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Debangshu Biswas
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Premier League News: Australian referee Jarred Gillett to make history by becoming the 1st overseas official. He will be officiating the match between Watford and Newcastle on Saturday at the Vicarage Road. Newcastle has not won a single match in the 2021/22 PL season and will look for their first win when they travel to face Watford.

The 34-year-old Australian referee has officiated matches in the Australian A-League. Then he spent most of his time in England being a referee of the lower divisions.

In the Australian A-League, Jarred Gillett officiated five A-League finals. He also bagged the award of tournament's referee of the year 5 times.

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He has had Premier League experience before as he was the VAR official in the previous Premier League matches. Gillet also worked as the fourth official. However, this will be the first time that an overseas referee will lead out the teams when Watford hosts Newcastle United at the Vicarage Road.

The Australian was officiating the Championship match between Peterborough United and Birmingham City on Saturday where a player made a reproach to him over discriminatory revilement from the fans.

Gillett played a part in a controversial judgment as a VAR a few days back. During Brighton's win at Burnley on the 1st weekend of the 2021/22 PL campaign.

Gillett has had experience as a FIFA international official. He was promoted in June to the top Select Group allowed to referee in the PL.

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