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Howard Webb to referee Manchester derby

ESPN staff
September 17, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
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Howard Webb has been chosen to referee Sunday's Manchester derby.

Webb, who took charge of both the World Cup final and the Champions League final in 2010, is yet to referee either side so far this season.

It will be his first return to Old Trafford since Sir Alex Ferguson's final defeat as Manchester United manager in May when he sent off Rafael da Silva in a 1-0 loss to Chelsea.

His last Manchester derby came in the second leg of the 2010 Carling Cup semi-final when Wayne Rooney scored a late goal to take United through to the final. Despite that, Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 11 games Webb has refereed.

His last Premier League match was Everton's 1-0 victory over Chelsea on Saturday.

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