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Howard Webb Played A Blinder

Howard Webb Played A Blinder

Manchester City 2-1 Chelsea: According to our forum poll yesterday's match official, Howard Webb played a blinder.

The question was...

How did match referee, Howard Webb perform?

The current result shows Mr Webb scoring very highly with the majority of you giving him 4/5.

Here are a few of your comments.

MCFC_Goatboy - 2 out of 5 for me...shouldn't of been a corner for their goal...possible hand ball for our 1st...2 big decisions may have got wrong. Apart from that was ok...correct decision on penalty...bookings were all appropriate...

SIR TROYSTER - I would give him 4 as I'm in a really good mood.

bluemooner_mcfc - 3. I gave him because it should have been a goal kick not a corner and he should have sent off 2 Chelsea players.

BlueWolfie - He was aware of the weather conditions and so let many things (forgive the pun) slide. Maybe one could argue that one of the yellows, deserved a red, and for that reason he gets a 4 instead of a 5.

cityman51 - Got the decision for there goal wrong, should have been a straight red for there fullback after the Tevez tackle, and gave most of the 50/50s to Chelsea, (but hey whets new), and booked Barry and let Anelka off for the same tackle and he did it 3 times so wasn't consistent in his decisions...but tried to let the game flow.

bluesnozza - 4 from me. Got most decisions right including the penalty and let the game flow nicely for the most part.

OziMan - 4 from me for his patience and tight control he displayed when the Chelsea boys started to lose control of themselves being outwitted and outplayed by a superior team.

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Writer:Tudor
Date:Sunday December 6 2009
Time: 12:35PM

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Interesting - I personally didn't think he refereed well at all. This isn't a moan about the result - you deserved it. And I don't think it would've been fair to give the handball decision. That said, I think he made a lot of calls that needn't have been made and I would probably have said the opposite of BlueWolfie - I don't think he took the weather conditions into consideration because he affected the flow of the game, constantly giving free kicks that really didn't need to be given. (This is a comment purely on the referee, not the result, which was fair - referee or otherwise)
The_Legend_Of_Zola
06/12/2009 13:03:00
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If you look carefully in that photo of him at the top of the article you can just about spot the City shirt under his top :-)
merlin
06/12/2009 15:27:00
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Now, now Merlin, i know its a while since a ref turned in an almost fair performance whilst a top 4 club was playing, but you don't need to go all Wenger on us.
EddieBell
06/12/2009 16:11:00
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The Chelsea fans saying our goals were "Webb assisted" ought to look at Chelsea's goal, what it resulted from. A corner that wasn't nearly a corner, far more contestable than any of his other key "mistakes"!
StuMCFC
06/12/2009 18:17:00
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We may have won the match but I think that Webb made plenty of mistakes/questionable calls which provided talking points and which boths teams could have argued with.
Kevinho
06/12/2009 22:03:00
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