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Summary: Wembley's controversial pitch is to be replaced for the 10th time since the new stadium was opened three years ago.

Wembley's controversial pitch is to be replaced for the 10th time since the new stadium was opened three years ago due to the combined effects of a harsh winter and freak weather conditions.

The decision to change the surface once more was taken on Wednesday night after the England match against Egypt, and the Football Association insist it is not a knee-jerk reaction to negative comments from Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and his Aston Villa counterpart Martin O'Neill after the Carling car·ling  
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Ferguson claimed the pitch played a part in ending Michael Owen's season after he suffered a hamstring injury hamstring injury Sports medicine A muscle injury of biceps femoris, seen in sprinters and runners, when a contracted muscle meets a lengthening force, overpowering intrinsic muscle resiliency Management RICE, NSAIDs, gradual ↑ of pain-free activity–eg,  in the final, as well as leaving Wayne Rooney Wayne Mark Rooney (born 24 October 1985 in Liverpool) is an English footballer who currently plays for the English Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team.  vulnerable to injury following two tiring games in four days on the energy-sapping surface.

The Wembley ground staff battled hard against the elements to get the pitch in good condition ahead of the final and Wednesday's England international, with 80 millimetres of rain in the week leading up to the Carling Cup final and a further 40mm the night before the game .

A Wembley spokesman said: "The ground staff did very well to stage the Carling Cup despite conditions in the build-up and employed the use of a canopy to shield the pitch from the rain on Saturday night and Sunday before kick-off.

"They worked round the clock and could not have done more. Conditions were better ahead of the England match but the pitch was still not good enough for our liking. A decision was made on Wednesday night to replace the pitch and this will take place this weekend ahead of Johnstone's Paint Trophy (JPT JPT Journal of Petroleum Technology
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