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Villa v Chelsea game delayed by sick referee
Published : 17 Oct 2009 12:15:00
Saturday's Premier League game between Aston Villa and Chelsea was delayed by 20 minutes after the referee fell ill and a replacement fourth official could not immediately be found. Original referee Steve Bennett withdrew shortly before the game, with fourth official Kevin Friend taking over. A local referee was eventually found to take over the touchline duties of the fourth official and allow the match to be started.