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Allardyce charged by FA

Sam Allardyce made comments about the refereeing after Wednesday's game. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

West Ham Manager Sam Allardyce has been charged by the Football Association following comments he made after the FA Cup defeat to Manchester United on Wednesday. He complained that his side had not been given a penalty for handball and said referee Phil Dowd "couldn't find the courage to give it".

The FA have charged him with questioning the integrity of match officials. Allardyce has until Wednesday to respond to the charge.

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