Moyes faces conduct charge

17 September 2008 02:00
Everton manager David Moyes has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after he was sent to the stands during Sunday's 3-2 victory over Stoke City. Moyes was banished from the dugout by referee Alan Wiley when, with the scores level at 2-2, the official appeared to award his side a penalty for handball by Leon Cort only to change his mind and hand the Toffees a free-kick just outside the area. Moyes was forced to watch the closing stages of the match from the stands, but insisted after the match that his initial judgement was correct. "I was standing watching and I felt right away that that it was a handball. The linesman waved and the referee made his decision, which was towards the spot," said Moyes. "He (Wiley) is entitled to go and check it (with his assistant) but to get it so blatantly wrong was poor. "If I'd got it wrong I'd have told him. I'd have gone and seen him and apologised. "But I don't feel that way because he got it wrong. I felt all day that he had a difficult afternoon." Moyes has until 2 October to respond to the charge.

Source: ESA