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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

Crystal Palace 1 Norwich City 1 match report: Tony Pulis plans to fix Palace attack woes during transfer window

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

Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1: Brendan Rodgers claims his criticism of Lee Mason was not an attack on the referee's integrity

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

Mesut Özil (left) and Branislav Ivanovic square up during the match at the Emirates

Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0: Jose Mourinho accuses Arsenal of 'crying too readily' as physical approach earns draw at the Emirates

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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

Mesut Ozil

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

The Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa cut in from the right and powered in a shot

Aston Villa 1 Newcastle 2 match report: Hatem Ben Arfa does his bit to silence Newcastle's critics

Christian Benteke's header had appeared to salvage a draw after Ben Arfa opened the scoring

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

Manchester City lodge appeal over Vincent Kompany red card

Captain was sent off against Arsenal for challenge on Jack Wilshere

Roberto Mancini

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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