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Newcastle United's Steven Taylor receives a yellow card from referee Howard Webb during Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby

Newcastle United's Steven Taylor receives a yellow card from referee Howard Webb during Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby

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Newcastle United's Steven Taylor receives a yellow card from referee Howard Webb during Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby

Referee Howard Webb has been demoted to League One duty this weekend following his display in Sunderland's 3-0 win over rivals Newcastle at St James's Park.

Webb, and assistant referees Darren Cann and Mike Mullarkey, who also came under criticism for their error-strewn performances during the Tyne-Wear derby, will take charge of Saturday's League One match betweeen Colchester and Shrewsbury.

World Cup official Webb and his officials were criticised for ruling out Papiss Cisse's 'goal' for Newcastle when Sunderland were 1-0 up, while they were also believed to have missed a Sunderland penalty appeal for a shirt-pull on Danny Graham.

Sunderland also felt hard done by that Yoan Gouffran was not sent off for a dangerous challenge.

While Webb has been demoted, fellow referee Chris Foy, who missed Sergio Aguero's two-footed lunge on David Luiz during the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, will take charge of QPR against Stoke.

Telegraph.co.uk