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WSL referees boss admits 'a lot of learning' needed after Chelsea-Liverpool abandonment

Sunday's game was called off after six minutes because of a frozen pitch.

The pitch had passed an inspection to kick off as scheduled at 12:30 GMT.

Bibiana Steinhaus Webb, who heads up officiating in the women's professional game in England, said: "We do understand fans and TV, but player safety is our one and only target."

Referee Neil Hair called off the game - staged at Kingsmeadow in Kingston upon Thames, London, and shown live on BBC Two - because of an unsafe pitch, with officials criticised for allowing it to start in the first place.
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