Paul Tierney will be referee for Watford's home game with Burnley this weekend, it has been announced.

The Lancashire official, who is yet to issue a red card this season, last took charge of a game involving the Hornets in their 2-0 away defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers in September.

Tierney refereed five Watford matches last season, including the away trip to Manchester City, where a controversial goal was awarded to Raheem Sterling, despite him being in an offside position.

He also oversaw the 3-1 away win against this weekend's opponents, the 2-1 home defeat to Manchester City, the 2-1 away win at Crystal Palace and the 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.

This season, he has been involved in some controversial decisions and was VAR for the game between Liverpool and Manchester City, during which he chose not to award a penalty to City for handball, from which Liverpool subsequently broke down the other end and scored.

The last person to be sent off by Tierney was Watford's Miguel Britos during the 2016/17 season.

He will be assisted this weekend by Daniel Cook and Harry Lennard, while Jarred Gillett will be fourth official and VAR will be Peter Bankes.