Mar 22, 2014 at 12.45pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Chelsea
6-0
Arsenal
Eto'o (5'), Schurrle (7'), Hazard (17' pen.), Oscar (42', 65'), Salah (69')
FT(HT: 4-0)

Rosicky (52')
Gibbs (15')

Referee Andre Marriner "disappointed" with Kieran Gibbs card error

Referee Andre Marriner shows Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal a red card during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on March 22, 2014
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Referee Andre Marriner expresses his "disappointment" at sending off the wrong player in today's Premier League clash between Chelsea and Arsenal.

Referee Andre Marriner has "expressed his disappointment" at sending off the wrong player in today's Premier League clash between Chelsea and Arsenal.

Marriner awarded Chelsea a penalty with 15 minutes on the clock following a deliberate handball by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain which denied the Blues a goal, but instead showed a red card to Kieran Gibbs.

Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared to tell the official that he was the offender, but the decision stood.

"Incidents of mistaken identity are very rare and are often the result of a number of different technical factors," a statement released by the Professional Game Match Officials Limited read.

"Whilst this was a difficult decision, Andre is disappointed that he failed to identify the correct player. He expressed his disappointment to Arsenal when he was made aware of the issue."

Chelsea went on to win the match 6-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (C) puts his hand on his head as he watches from the dug out during the English Premier League football match against Chelsea on March 22, 2014
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