Contrary to what Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling previously thought, he and referee Howard Webb do not have a touchy-feely relationship. The Reds youngster placed his hand on Webb's chest during Sunday's FA Cup defeat at Arsenal. In return he got short shrift and a look of absolute contempt. Meanwhile, Webb has had his profile removed [.
Chelsea took all three points from their duel on Sunday with Liverpool but all the focus after the match was on Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's accusing Luis Suarez of diving.
The Liverpool forward was held without a goal for the second consecutive game but Mourinho choose to speak about an incident late in the match when Suarez went down inside the box after losing the ball to Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta.
Luis Suarez marked his return to Barclays Premier League action with a double as Liverpool beat bottom-of-the-table Sunderland 3-1. The Uruguay international, back in the fold after completing a 10-match suspension, needed just 37 minutes to find his way on to the scoresheet when he made the most of a flowing move to tap home from close range, and then celebrated by revealing a tee-shirt dedicated to his family.
Howard Webb has been named as the referee for Sunday's Premier League clash between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford. It will be the first time the Rotherham official has taken charge of one of the biggest domestic club fixtures in world football since the two contested an FA Cup tie in January 2011.
Liverpool were knocked out of the FA Cup on Sunday at the hands of an Arsenal side who perhaps couldn't believe their luck at 90 minutes. Liverpool were arguably the better of the two sides but unfortunately for the Reds there wasn't an end product. Some strange penalty decisions also left Liverpool fans berating Howard Webb.
Sunday's FA Cup match between Arsenal against Liverpool was superb. A classic cup tie with end-to-end goalmouth action resulted in a 2-1 victory for the Gunners, against an in-form Liverpool looking to build on a 5-1 demolition of Arsenal, only a week ago.
However, this game was packed with controversial decisions.
One of the more amusing moments from Arsenal's 2-1 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup last night was the sight of Daniel Sturridge tying up goalkeeper Fabianski's boot lace in order to speed up play. It's a bizarre display of sportsmanship and swag, all at the same time, but it also demonstrated the level of pressure involved in football where time really means everything.
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In our series to find out with which ref some teams perform better than average we have referee Howard Webb next. And this is the final article in this series. We have talked about teams and then showed how each team did with each ref. And then we did the ref articles [...
Muamba: Football world brought together in hope of a full recovery
The sight of the prone figure of Fabrice Muamba on the White Hart Lane pitch early on Saturday
evening was one that shocked football to the extent that Real Madrid players sported wording on
their match shirts wishing him a full recovery the following evening.
Here are the key refereeing decisions from this past weekend's Premier League matches:
Eden Hazard starred in a 3-0 victory for Chelsea against Newcastle, with the third goal coming from the penalty spot after Samuel Eto'o was wrestled to the ground by Magpies centre backMapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea. Date: Wed 4th Dec, 2013. Kick off: 7.45pm. Referee: Howard Webb. UK TV: BT Sport. Hello, good evening and welcome to our latest 'match banter' feature for this evening's game against Swansea City at their place. Poor old Swansea haven't had much luck recently. Amongst other things they have been the [.
The derby game on Sunday between Newcastle and Sunderland was shockingly refereed by none other than Howard Web, England's World Cup referee in 2010. Howard Webb drops down two leagues Howard had a stinker in the game, and disallowed what could have been a vital equalizing Newcastle goal by Papiss Cisse for offside, when [.
Demba Ba was given a rare start by Rafa Benitez in his return to Newcastle and short of losing a thumb and forgetting how to read, it was pretty much as awful as it could've possibly been. Chelsea came back from 1-0 down to take a 2-1 lead in the second half but eventually lose 3-2 -- a result that would've been painful enough for Ba even without getting his nose broken before halftime.
From the Premier League matches on New Year's Day, we saw that referee Howard Webb had a poor game in Manchester Utd's fourth home defeat of the season, but it couldn't mask the huge problems the Champions have.
Manchester United slumped to defeat at the hands of Tottenham, who look rejuvenated under Tim Sherwood, now playing a 4-4-2 system.
30If you are part of the ABU brigade, that headline has to make you laugh. For years Man United opponents have said that referee Howard Webb favored Sir Alex Ferguson and United in the big games. So there is some irony them that in Webb's first game at Old Trafford in the David Moyes era that Moyes branded Webb's decision not to award a penalty and send Hugo Lloris off for a challenge on Ashley Young during Tottenham's 2-1 win over Manchester United as "scandalous".
The referee for this Sunday's Manchester derby has been decided, and it's going to be Howard Webb. That means that neither Manchester City nor Manchester United supporters will be satisfied as they both will argue that Webb favors the other side.
Hopefully Webb will be referee a good game so that the main talking points are the match itself, not the officiating.
Should there be a ban on social media for players? Apparently, many are in favour of it.
Social Media is apart of our everyday lives and one would find it extremely difficult to not have at least one social account in today's society. Celebrities, Actors and Musicians all have Twitter accounts.
In the last few minutes of Manchester United's game against Chelsea today, Chelsea defender David Luiz got into a tussle with Manchester United right back Rafael da Silva. The end result was Da Silva whacking out at Luiz's legs, which sent the Chelsea player to the ground, clutching his knees.
While Da Silva thoroughly deserved to receive the red card from referee Howard Webb, Luiz will have won very few fans by his sheepish grin and smile he gave while laying on the Old Trafford pitch.
Stamford Chidge is joined by Dazza, Pablo, Celery Terrorist and Lauren and special guests Expose Designs, @ChelseaChadder, @ChelseaStats and Felipe from Chelsea News Brasil. The Man Utd mugging at the hands of Mark Clattenburg may or may not be discussed! Mugged, robbed, stitched up, unbelievable but oh so predictable.
Venue: St James' Park, Newcastle. Date: Sunday, 7th Oct. Kick off: 4:00pm Referee: Howard Webb. UK TV: Sky Sports 1. Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our "match banter" feature for this afternoon's home game against Manchester United. Well, there isn't much we don't know about this lot, not that it has helped us much!
Venue: The Wonga Loan Shark Arena? Date: Sunday, 7th Oct. Kick off: 4:00pm Referee: Howard Webb (Manchester United). UK TV: Sky Sports 1. Once again, Manchester United will, very helpfully, be bringing their own referee along for this game. Of course, I am referring to Howard Webb, who they also kindly brought along for the [.
Some players have always gone down too easily, there is no denying that, and it happens on
numerous occasions in every game but the spotlight comes in high profile situations.
Speculation has been rife in recent weeks, especially with the actions of Manchester United's
Ashley Young. The pacy winger has won his side two crucial penalties in their title run-in despite
clearly going to ground far too easily on both occasions.
Forget player training camps or Platini's excursion to the chocolate factory,
the UEFA Referee Workshop is the most important activity before the EURO
2012 kicks off next month. For the next two days, 11 of the world's top referees including
Viktor Kassai, Wolfgang Stark, Carlos Velasco Carballo and Howard
Webb (we can read your faces through the screen right now) will be in Warsaw, Poland to
attend workshop asnd training sessions.
Having already secured a penalty several minutes before, of which Steven Gerrard dispatched to make it 2-1 Liverpool were denied a second when Luis Suarez was fouled by Oxlade Chamberlain with Howard Webb in a perfect position to see the incident.
However Webb waved play-on even though to everyone else it was a stone wall penalty, however Liverpool were lucky Howard Webb was in generous mood with the cards as Gerrard should have picked up his second yellow when he took down Chamberlain right at the corner flag shortly after.
As you would have all seen by now, David Luiz is taking huge amounts of stick because of this image above. Some people are moaning about the fact that he is smiling and because he stayed on the floor which people believe influenced Howard Webb's decision to send Rafael off!
The story of United's 2-1 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday can be summarised as follows: Van Persie, Vidic and Sturridge grab goal headlines, while Ferguson's big calls pay dividends as Howard Webb and Brendan Rodgers get it horribly wrong. The game passed without too much controversy, that is it did, apart from the part played by Howard Webb and Liverpool's Glen Johnson, more on