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Mark Clattenburg welcomed back to Premier League refereeing

Last night saw the return of Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg after he was cleared and accused of racially abusing Chelsea’s Jon Obi Mikel.

Exactly a month after taking charge of his last game, he was in charge of the 1-1 Premier League draw between Southampton and Norwich. Before the match was kicked off he got a standing ovation from both sets of supporters. Both of the managers last night said they were happy to see 37-year-old back refereeing.

The Norwich manager Chris Houghton said “He is an excellent referee, and I speak for most when I say we are delighted to see him back, he has a passion for what he does, he is very good at what he does and we need the best referee’s week in, week out.” The Southampton manager Nigel Adkins added “Of course I’m pleased to…

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