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DTotD: Referee Howard Webb tackled from behind by Lewis Holtby

White Hart Lane hosted Ledley King's testimonial match on Monday evening, with the current Tottenham squad taking on a  Ledley Guest XI featuring the likes of David Ginola, Teddy Sheringham, Darren Anderton and The Berba.

Tim Sherwood's side were defeated 6-3 by the veterans, but apparently the result isn't the worst thing to happen to North London's premier gilet advocate in the past 24 hours.

The game was refereed by Howard Webb, who never likes to draw attention to himself in any way. Despite this, the FA's representative at the 2014 World Cup decided to join in on the fun by taking the ball from Lewis Holtby to go on a little run of his own.

But before Webb had the chance to pass, the German midfielder chased him down and delivered a slide tackle from behind. The ref proceeded to flop with Suarez-esque melodrama before jokingly shoving Holtby to the ground.

Although Webb threatened to steal the spotlight, the night still belonged to Spurs legend Ledley King, who opened the scoring with a penalty that Brad Friedel rightfully had no interest in saving...

This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.

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