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Simon Hooper WILL referee Sheffield United vs Liverpool and will not be punished by Howard Webb for error in Manchester City's draw with Tottenham

Simon Hooper will remain referee for Sheffield United versus Liverpool on Wednesday night, with the 41-year-old avoiding being sidelined for his late error which enraged Manchester City.

PGMOL insiders say there will be no change to the midweek refereeing rota, though it is being acknowledged privately that Hooper made a mistake in not playing advantage when Erling Haaland set up Jack Grealish late in Sunday’s 3-3 draw with Tottenham.

Though City were left furious by the failure to let Grealish run through on goal – and Hooper faced significant abuse on social media in the aftermath, including threats against his family – the consensus is human errors can happen in the heat of the moment.