Wigan Athletic have succesfully applied to the Premier League to change the referee for this weekend’s game against Liverpool.
Wigan boss Chris Hutchings requested that original ref Steve Bennett be replaced. Bennett had officiated at a game between Wigan and Newcastle a few weeks back, when he reported the Wigan side to the FA for failing to control their players. This was in response to the sending off of Kevin Kilbane.
At the time, Wigan expressed displeasure at Steve Bennett’s conduct during the game.