FA charge Mersey duo
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The FA have charged Everton and Liverpool for failing to control their players.
The Football Association have charged Everton and Liverpool with failing to control their players during last week's reserve derby.
The game was marred by a melee involving players from both sides during Everton's victory.
The altercation occurred after Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek was sent off for violent conduct following his reaction to a challenge from Everton's Victor Anichebe.
Dudek has also been charged with improper conduct for confronting the referee and failing to leave the pitch immediately following his dismissal.
Both clubs have until November 1 to respond to the charge.
"We have been charged with a breach of FA rule E20, which is failure to control our players," Everton club secretary David Harrison told the club's official website.
"We have until the first of November to reply and we also have the opportunity to request a personal hearing before the commission, should we wish to do so."