24 Nov 2012

Referee Clattenburg returns to duties after all-clear

7:15 am on 24 November 2012

The English football referee Mark Clattenburg, who's been cleared of making a racist remark to a Chelsea player, will return to the Premier League on Monday as the fourth official at the Tottenham Hotspur-West Ham United match at White Hart Lane.

After that relatively low key return, his first match back in control will be at St Mary's on Thursday when Southampton play Norwich City.

Clattenburg has not officiated since late October when Chelsea accused him of "inappropriate language" towards John Obi Mikel during the 3-2 home defeat by Manchester United.

However, investigations by both the Metropolitan Police and the English Football Association found there was no case to answer and the FA says he's free to resume his duties.

Clattenburg says he's looking forward to putting the incident behind him and concentrating on his refereeing.