Phil Dowd has been appointed referee for this season's FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool.

The 49-year-old will take charge of the Wembley showpiece for the first time in his career on Saturday, May 5 (kick-off 5.15pm).

The former miner from Staffordshire was also the man in the middle for this season's Community Shield, as well as the 2010 Carling Cup final.

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