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Clattenburg back in charge

Mark Clattenburg will officiate a Southampton game this weekend for the first time since they filed an official complaint against him.

Clattenburg will be in charge for the game against West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday.

The referee angered Southampton when, during their defeat to Everton on 29 December, he 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 but the referee was cleared of any wrongdoing.

An FA statement last month read: "It is our view that the comments, as disclosed in Southampton's letter of complaint, do not constitute misconduct under the FA's rules.

"Consequently, The FA will not be taking any further action in relation to this matter and now considers this case to be closed."

Clattenburg was previously cleared of a complaint by Chelsea that he racially abused their player John Obi Mikel and has since taken charge of games involving the London club."