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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet charged by the FA

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct by the FA following his touchline altercation with Steve Bruce and dismissal against Hull.

Poyet was sent to the stands following the incident. Credit: PA

A statement on the FA website read:

It is alleged that his (Poyet's) behaviour in the 35th minute of the fixture amounted to improper conduct. He has until 6pm on 9 March 2015 to respond to the charge.

Meanwhile, Hull manager Steve Bruce has been contacted by The FA in relation to the same incident and formally reminded of his responsibilities.

– FA statement