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Southampton fined for referee protest

Mar 15, 2013 7:08 PM GMT

Southampton have been fined 20,000 pounds for failing to control their players during Saturday's goalless draw with Norwich.

Saints players surrounded referee Mark Clattenburg after he awarded a penalty for a foul by Luke Shaw on Grant Holt in injury time.

Artur Boruc saved Holt's subsequent penalty, and the game ended level.

The Football Association on Friday confirmed Southampton admitted a charge of failing to control their players, and had issued the fine as a result.

Southampton have won just one of the seven matches they have played under new boss Mauricio Pochettino, and sit 16th in the Premier League table.