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Football: Southampton charged over player behaviour

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Southampton have been charged with failing to control their players during Saturday's 0-0 draw at Norwich City in the Premier League, the Football Association announced on Tuesday.

The charge relates to an incident at the end of the game that saw referee Mark Clattenburg surrounded by furious Southampton players after awarding Norwich an injury-time penalty.

However, goalkeeper Artur Boruc saved the spot-kick from Grant Holt, which left the Saints four points above the relegation zone with nine games to play.

"The FA has today charged Southampton with failing to control their players following the awarding of a penalty to Norwich during the match at Carrow Road on Saturday 9 March," read a statement on the FA website.

The club has until 1600GMT on Friday to answer the charge.

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