Newcastle and Sunderland both charged by FA

Newcastle United and Sunderland have both been charged by the Football Association following the weekend’s fiery Tyne-Wear derby.

The Magpies and Black Cats have been charged with misconduct after the clubs failed to control their players early in the 1-1 draw at Sports Direct Arena on Sunday.

"Newcastle United and Sunderland have both been charged with misconduct following the match between the two sides on Sunday, March 4, 2012,” read an FA statement.

"The charge is that the clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour and is in relation to an incident which occurred in the 19th minute following a challenge by Sunderland's James McClean on Newcastle's Danny Simpson.

"Both clubs have until 4pm on March 12, 2012 to respond to the charge."

 
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