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Mark Clattenburg says he ‘allowed Spurs to self-destruct’ and hand Leicester title

• Clattenburg refereed Tottenham’s fiery draw at Chelsea that ended title hopes
• He says he avoided red cards so he could not be accused of deciding title

Mark Clattenburg has said he “allowed Tottenham to self-destruct” with the way he refereed the club’s draw at Chelsea which handed Leicester City the title in May 2016.

Clattenburg booked nine Spurs players in the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge but says he could have sent off up to three. The former Premier League official has explained that he went in with a “gameplan” which would avoid him being blamed for deciding the title.

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