EPL: Webb back for Man U, Liverpool clash

2013-01-09 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Howard Webb will referee Sunday’s key Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Kick-off is 3.30 pm SA time.

According to the BBC website, Webb has not taken charge of the fiery fixture since an FA Cup tie two years ago. In that game, Webb controversially awarded a penalty against the visitors and sent off Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard. Their then winger Ryan Babel was fined after posting a mocked-up picture of Webb wearing a United shirt on Twitter.

Webb (41) made history in 2010 when he became the first man to officiate the final of both the Champions League and the World Cup in one year.

United currently sit top of the Premier League log, with Liverpool 21 points adrift of their bitter rivals. In Sunday’s only other match, Arsenal entertain Manchester City (6 pm) at the Emirates Stadium. WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday:

QPR v Tottenham

Stoke v Chelsea

Norwich v Newcastle

Fulham v Wigan

Everton v Swansea

Reading v West Brom

Sunderland v West Ham

Aston Villa v Southampton

Sunday:

Manchester United v Liverpool

Arsenal v Manchester City

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