Sunderland boss David Moyes will respond to FA misconduct charge next week

David Moyes will respond to a Football Association charge of misconduct next week following his sending-off at Southampton.

Friday, 28th October 2016, 5:29 pm
Updated Monday, 31st October 2016, 9:03 am
Sunderland manager David Moyes is sent off against Southampton.

The Sunderland manager is alleged to have "used abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official".

Moyes was sent off in the 90th minute of the EFL Trophy fourth round tie at St Mary’s, seconds after referee Chris Kavanagh rejected strong appeals for a penalty after Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe tumbled in the box.

In the immediate aftermath of the match, Moyes admitted it was the correct decision to send him off.

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Speaking at the time, he said: "The decision to send me off was correct. It was the fourth official, who chased me down the touchline.

"I felt like saying ‘just stay back’. But I swore at him which I shouldn’t have done and I deserved to get sent off."

Moyes has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge.

If he admits the charge, he is set to be handed a one-match touchline ban. That would take effect at Bournemouth next weekend.

Ahead of the Arsenal match, Moyes was giving little away. He said: "I have until Tuesday before I have to do anything.

"I will make a decision next week about it."