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Marco Silva charged with improper conduct by FA following Everton's defeat Newcastle

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: xxxx of Newcastle United challenges xxxx of Everton during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC at St. James Park on March 9, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)
Image: Marco Silva has been charged with improper conduct by FA

Marco Silva has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after confronting the match officials following Everton's 3-2 defeat at Newcastle on Saturday.

Everton had led 2-0 at half-time before Newcastle staged a remarkable second-half comeback, but Silva was left furious with the match officials at the end of the game, taking to the pitch to confront them.

Silva, who insisted five players had been in offside positions in the build-up to Ayoze Perez's winning goal, has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge.

An FA statement read: "Marco Silva has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 following the Premier League game against Newcastle United on Saturday [9 March 2019].

Ayoze Perez celebrates after scoring Newcastle's second goal of the game
Image: Ayoze Perez scored a controversial late winner for Newcastle against Everton

"It is alleged the Everton manager's behaviour on the field of play at the end of the fixture amounts to improper conduct.

"He has until 18:00 on Thursday [14 March 2019] to respond to the charge."

In his post-match interview, Silva told Sky Sports: "When they scored the third goal it was a big mistake by the assistant, nothing more to say.

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"It was a clear offside. If you see the image it's not just one player or two players in offside positions, there were five Newcastle players in the same line in offside positions.

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Silva says it was very difficult to understand some of the decisions from the officials after their 3-2 defeat to Newcastle in the Premier League

"It was a clear offside, five players in offside positions."

Everton were ahead at the interval through goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison, but capitulated after strikes from Salomon Rondon and a Perez double secured Newcastle's fifth straight win at home.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was banned for two games earlier this week following a clash with referee Mike Dean in Spurs' defeat at Burnley last month, and now Silva will have to wait to find out whether he will face a similar punishment.

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