World Cup final referee Webb gets United-Chelsea clash

Updated: 04 May 2011 10:56 IST

World Cup final referee Howard Webb will be in charge for the potentially Premier League title-deciding clash between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford this weekend, it was announced on Tuesday.

World Cup final referee Webb gets United-Chelsea clash
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World Cup final referee Howard Webb will be in charge for the potentially Premier League title-deciding clash between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford this weekend, it was announced on Tuesday.

Victory for Chelsea on Sunday would see them go ahead of United on goal difference with just two games of the season left.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has resorted to a familiar tactic recently in complaining about the number of decisions that have gone against his side.

He was given a five-game touchline ban after criticising referee Martin Atkinson for his performance during the first league meeting this season between the two sides at Stamford Bridge in March.

However, Webb - in charge for Spain's victory over the Netherlands during last year's World Cup final in South Africa - ruled in United's favour when he gave them a penalty against Liverpool in an FA Cup tie earlier this season.

That led to Ryan Babel posting a mocked-up picture of the Yorkshireman wearing a United shirt on Twitter, a gesture that saw the Dutchman fined £10,000 ($16,530).

Topics : Football Alex Ferguson Steven Gerrard Wayne Rooney Liverpool Chelsea Birmingham City Everton Arsenal Manchester United English Premier League Howard Webb
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