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FA to study report on Clattenburg

The Football Association was today expected to receive the match delegate's report in which Mark Clattenburg is accused of using "inappropriate language" to two Chelsea players in the 3-2 defeat to Manchester United.

Chelsea confirmed last night that they had lodged a formal complaint to the Premier League over two comments Clattenburg allegedly made towards two of Roberto Di Matteo's players.

A club spokesman said: "We have lodged a complaint to the Premier League match delegate with regards to inappropriate language used by the referee and directed at two of our players in two separate incidents in today's match.

"The match delegate will pass the complaint to the Football Association. We will make no further comment at this time."

Professional Game Match Officials (PGMO), the body which represents Premier League referees, released a statement which read: "PGMO is aware of the allegations and they are being treated with the utmost seriousness.

"Mark will co-operate fully and welcomes the opportunity for the facts to be established.

"No further comment will be made until this matter has been properly investigated."


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