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'Lowest point' for referee Webb

Referee Howard Webb
Webb is regarded as the Premier League's top referee

Premier League official Howard Webb has said his involvement in Wolves' second goal in the FA Cup win over Birmingham was the lowest point of his career.

Webb accidently deflected a Radhi Jaidi pass to Wolves striker Andy Keogh, which then led to Sam Vokes scoring.

"I'm disappointed to have an influence on a goal like that. It's probably the lowest point of my professional career," he told the Blues website.

"You want the world to swallow you up at that moment."

Webb was also involved in another moment of controversy when he turned down Blues' penalty appeal for a challenge on Marcus Bent by Richard Stearman.

Having looked at video evidence, Webb admitted not awarding a spot-kick was wrong.

"I was almost more disappointed with the penalty incident," he said.

"I have spoken to the management of Birmingham and they have been outstanding, having accepted it and shown no animosity at all.

"They dealt with it in an excellent way."

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