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Everton manager David Moyes admits FA misconduct charge

David Moyes
Moyes makes his point to Atkinson after the final whistle at Goodison Park

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Everton manager David Moyes has admitted an improper conduct charge for confronting Martin Atkinson following the draw with Manchester United.

Moyes was furious with the referee after he blew the final whistle during a late Everton attack on 11 September.

Assistant boss Steve Round joined Moyes in remonstrating with Atkinson at full-time and has admitted the same charge.

Under the Football Association's new fast-track procedure, the pair will have to pay a standard £8,000 fine.

Everton scored twice in stoppage time but Moyes was unhappy that Atkinson did not allow more time to be played.


"That was a terrible decision in my book," said the Everton manager, who strode on to the Goodison Park pitch to take issue with Atkinson.

"The two goals were scored after 90 minutes and they'd put up three minutes of extra-time.

"He didn't get his time right because there was more time to add on for the goals and he played three minutes 30 seconds."

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Moyes unhappy at referee Atkinson
11 Sep 10 |  Everton
Everton 3-3 Manchester United
11 Sep 10 |  Premier League

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