10 Worst Refereeing Decisions of the 2013/14 Premier League Season

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10 Worst Refereeing Decisions of the 2013/14 Premier League Season
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Who'd be a referee?

The 2013/14 season was one of the most entertaining, absorbing and controversial Premier League seasons to date, with the destination of the title only being decided on the last day. 

Manchester City triumphed over West Ham United to secure their second crown in three seasons, but looking back over the campaign's poorest refereeing decisions, incorrect calls from referees helped them score vital victories in two pivotal games to swing the advantage in their favour. 

Similar to previous years, the men in the middle attracted unwanted media attention and criticism following some bizarre, baffling and appalling decisions. As early as November 11, Mike Walters of The Mirror voiced his concerns at the inconsistencies being shown by referees, insisting that: 

It's not putting it too strongly to suggest English football is facing a refereeing crisis. Too many officials are being panicked into making crass decisions late in the game, usually against so-called lesser teams, and the fans are being fleeced. 

So what were the worst calls made this year? Read on to find out and please be sure to add your own favourites in the comment section below. 

The decisions are ranked in no particular order. My personal favourite has to be Andre Marriner's farcical sending off of Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs against Chelsea in a gross case of mistaken identity.

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