Michael Oliver has been named referee for Watford's trip to West Brom on Saturday, two seasons after he gave the Baggies two penalties in their 1-0 defeat to the Hornets in the same fixture.

Oliver, who has dished out red cards in both of his two most recent games, took charge of Watford's Premier League match at the Hawthorns in April 2016, where the Hornets won against the odds after conceding two second-half penalties.

Heurelho Gomes pulled off two stunning saves, having given away the first spot kick, with Etienne Capoue the second culprit.

Oliver is regarded as among the best referees in the country and still holds the record of being the youngest ever Premier League official.

His presence has provided mixed fortunes for Watford since their promotion to the Premier League - he was in charge when they beat Manchester United 3-1 at Vicarage Road last season, and the 2-1 victory over Burnley earlier this year.

But he also officiated their 6-1 thumping at Liverpool last November.

He was considered to have had a good 2016/17 in one of his busiest seasons to date, but drew controversy on Saturday for failing to award a late penalty to West Ham in their 3-2 defeat to Spurs.

That came in stark contrast to the previous weekend's 0-0 draw between Chelsea and Arsenal, where former referee Graham Poll said he had a "fantastic game" following his decision to send off David Luiz for a studs-up challenge on Sead Kolasinac.