Ancelotti charged with misconduct by FA

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Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has been charged with misconduct by the FA after being sent off following a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Goodison Park.

This is after the Italian went to the pitch when the final whistle blew to complain to referee Chris Kavanagh, after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s goal was rejected and termed as offside.

The 60-year-old Italian claims he was not disrespectful to the referee whose initial decision to award the stoppage-time goal that was reversed by the video assistant referee, but he rather had a private conversation in which he spoke to Kavanagh calmly.

The Toffees boss is the first manager in the Premier League to be shown a red card since the introduction of the International Football Association Board rule this season to improve the visibility of such actions.

Everton’s boss will not get a touchline ban but will be fined £8,000 if he accepts the charge before Thursday’s deadline and the figure is likely to rise to £12,000 if an appeal is made and is unsuccessful.

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