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Saturday 24 February 2018

Moyes admits to fa charge

Everton manager David Moyes and his assistant Steve Round have admitted to improper conduct charges, the English FA has confirmed.

Moyes and Round were charged for their behaviour towards the referee, Martin Atkinson, at the full-time whistle in the Everton's thrilling 3-3 draw with Manchester United on Saturday.

Everton had trailed 3-1 heading into injury-time at Goodison Park but struck back through Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta.

But the Blues' management team were left furious when Atkinson blew his final whistle with Phil Jagielka closing in on goal in the dying seconds, with Moyes walking on to the pitch to speak to the official.

Moyes has received an £8,000 fine over the incident. Round, meanwhile, has submitted a plea in mitigation against the fine, which will be heard by a Regulatory Commission hearing on Monday.

Phil Jagielka admitted the incredible nature of the result on Saturday felt like a victory, but he knows that Everton need to start winning matches soon. The Merseysiders went into the game with just a point from their opening three Premier League games.

The Toffees, beaten at Blackburn and Aston Villa and held at home by Wolves, remain rooted in the relegation zone.

However, the stirring finale against the Red Devils left Jagielka with that winning feeling -- and that is something the defender now wants to start sampling for real.

"It felt like we had won the game," he said.

Irish Independent

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