Premier League referee Phil Dowd has been selected to take charge of Watford's FA Cup third round trip to Manchester City on Saturday, January 5.

The FA have released the list of match officials for the third round ties and the Staffordshire-based official has been put in charge of the match at the Etihad Stadium.

Dowd has taken charge of 16 matches this season, issuing 61 yellow cards and three reds to date.

He has yet to officiate in a Premier League match involving the champions but did take charge of their 4-2 home Carling Cup defeat at the hands of Aston Villa.