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Saints handed FA fine
8:30am Saturday 16th March 2013 in Sport
Saints have been fined £20,000 by the Football Association after accepting a charge of failing to control their players during last weekend’s 0-0 draw at Norwich.
The club were charged earlier this week in light of the reaction to a decision by referee Mark Clattenburg to award the Canaries a penalty in added time at Carrow Road.
The official was surrounded by a number of angry Saints players, while manager Mauricio Pochettino confronted him on the pitch after the final whistle.
Fortunately for Saints, the decision to penalise Luke Shaw for an alleged foul on Grant Holt did not cost them anything in terms of points, after keeper Artur Boruc kept out Holt’s spot kick.
A statement from the FA said: “The FA has fined Southampton £20,000 after they admitted a charge of failing to control their players.”