• Premier League

Clattenburg to take charge of Saints game

ESPN staff
February 17, 2014
Southampton made an official complaint against referee Mark Clattenburg © Getty Images

Mark Clattenburg is to referee Southampton's match at West Ham on Saturday, the first time he will have taken charge of a Saints fixture since they filed an official complaint against him.

The official angered Southempton when, during their defeat to Everton on December 29, he allegedly told captain Adam Lallana: "You are very different now, since you've played for England - you never used to be like this.''

The club reported those comments to referees' governing body PGMOL and insisted it would be difficult for Clattenburg to take charge of their matches in future, but the referee was cleared of any wrongdoing.

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