FA Charge For Newcastle United And Sunderland AFC

8 March 2012, 05:28

Newcastle United and Sunderland have both been charged with misconduct following the Tyne Wear derby.

The charge is that both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

It's in relation to an incident which occurred in the 19th minute of the match on Sunday 4th March, following a challenge by Sunderland's James McClean on Newcastle's Danny Simpson.

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

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