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Moyes handed FA fine

18 Nov 2008 - 14:20:44

David Moyes has been fined £5,000 by the Football Association after the Everton manager admitted a charge of improper conduct relating to his behaviour during the Toffees' 3-2 victory at Stoke City in September.

The Scot had been charged for his reaction to a decision by referee Alan Wiley at the Britannia Stadium.

Moyes was banished from the dugout by 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.

Former Preston North End boss Moyes was forced to watch the closing stages of the match from the stands, but insisted after the match that his initial judgement had been correct.

He had said at the time: "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.

"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."


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