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Chelsea's 'killer' linesman dropped off weekend list

The linesman who allowed Robin van Persie's goal to stand in Arsenal's 2-1 win at Chelsea on Sunday has been left off the list for the next round of matches.

John Stokes, who failed to raise his flag against Van Persie for Arsenal's equaliser in their 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, will not be on duty at a Premier League or Football League game at the weekend.

Luiz Felipe Scolari was furious and demanded an apology from the officials after watching Chelsea's defeat, claiming Stokes's mistake had "killed" his team.

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