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Liverpool-Chelsea ref delisted
August 20, 2007 18:03 IST
Premier League referee Rob Styles has been dropped from this weekend's matches after awarding Chelsea a controversial penalty in Sunday's match at Liverpool.
Styles gave Chelsea a penalty when Florent Malouda went down despite minimal contact from Liverpool defender Steve Finnan and Frank Lampard [Images] converted the spot kick to give the London [Images] side a 1-1 draw at Anfield.
"(Styles) looked at the video with the decision and he's admitted that he got it wrong," chief of referees Keith Hackett was quoted as saying on Sky Sports News on Monday.
"I've left a message with (Liverpool manager) Rafa Benitez to apologise ... for the error," Hackett added.