Everton boss David Moyes and assistant Steve Round have been charged by the FA with improper conduct following Saturday's clash with Manchester United. Moyes was furious that, having seen his side dramatically pull level with two goals in injury-time after they had fallen 3-1 behind United, Atkinson then denied the Toffeemen the chance of a winner when he blew for full-time just as Phil Jagielka was about to fire at the visitors' goal.
As it turned out, United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar saved the shot. But that did not appease Moyes or Round, who both raced on to the pitch at the final whistle to confront the match officials after Saturday's tussle at Goodison Park.
The FA have taken a dim view of Moyes' conduct and this afternoon confirmed the Toffees manager faces sanction under the organisation's new disciplinary procedures.
"Under the FA's new fast-track procedures, Moyes and Round have until Thursday, September 16, to respond to the charges and have both been offered a standard sanction of an £8,000 fine should they accept the charge.
"If either party denies the charge, the case will be heard by a regulatory commission within 10 working days."