Mancini charged over Moyes fracas

LONDON - Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has been charged with improper conduct for his touchline confrontation with Everton counterpart David Moyes, the Football Association said on Friday.

"The charge relates to an incident involving Everton manager David Moyes during the match at the City of Manchester Stadium on 24 March. Both managers were sent to the stands after a touchline confrontation," an FA statement read.

With City trailing Everton 2-0 in Wednesday's Premier League match, Mancini collided with Moyes on the touchline as he snatched the ball away from the Everton manager to get a quick continuation of play.

Moyes, who exchanged words with Mancini, has been written to by the FA "to remind him of his responsibilities but will not be taking formal disciplinary action."

Mancini has until April 6 to respond to the charge.

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