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The Reds boss made reference to where Lee Mason came from

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Jason Puncheon scores from the spot

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Jason Puncheon's penalty cancelled out Bradley Johnson's opener

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers rages on the sidelines during his side's 2-1 defeat to Manchester City

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Rodgers speaks to clarify his comments made after the narrow defeat at the Etihad Stadium where he openly questioned the appointment of a Greater Manchester-born official

Manchester City's match-winner Alvaro Negredo (top) celebrates with his fellow goalscorer Vincent Kompany at the Etihad

Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1: Brendan Rodgers fumes over ‘horror’ refereeing

Liverpool manager was indignant about Mason’s performance, with the wrong decision to rule out a Sterling first half goal one of number of calls he felt contributed to a 'horrendous' performance

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Obi Mikel might well have been sent off for planting his studs on Arteta’s shin – breaking his shin-pad – but he was not

Mark Halsey

Mark Halsey accused of 'betraying' fellow referees after criticising top-flight referees of lacking fitness

Graham Poll has said other officials have been 'appalled' by Halsey's actions

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Arsene Wenger says success for Arsenal will stem from team work - not just Mesut Ozil

The £43m signing laid on all three goals in the victory over Stoke City

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Rake progresses to CBI president

Sir Mike Rake, the chairman of BT, is to become president of the employers' organisation the CBI, taking over from Sir Roger Carr.

Vincent Kompany slides in on Jack Wilshere

Vincent Kompany decision will not influence referees says David Elleray

Manchester City defender had red card overturned on appeal

Vincent Kompany makes a challenge on Jack Wilshere which leads to a sending off

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Captain was sent off against Arsenal for challenge on Jack Wilshere

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Manchester City can close gap on United insists Roberto Mancini

Champions trail rivals by seven points

'I am happy with the players I have got,' said Roberto Mancini

FA await response from Roberto Mancini over 'referee ate too much Christmas dinner' comments

Manchester City boss made the comments following Boxing Day defeat to Sunderland

David Moyes

David Moyes apologises to referee Howard Webb over confrontation

Everton manager spoke to referee as he left the pitch

Gary Jones and James Hanson of Bradford celebrate following their victory in the penalty shootout

Bradford spike Arsene Wenger's big guns as Arsenal crisis deepens

Bradford City 1 Arsenal 1 (aet; Bradford win 3-2 on penalties)

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