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Everton boss Silva accepts improper conduct charge

Everton manager Marco Silva has been fined £12,000 after accepting an improper conduct charge. Credit: PA

Everton manager Marco Silva has been fined £12,000 after accepting an improper conduct charge for his behaviour after the defeat to Newcastle earlier this month.

The Portuguese was furious the hosts' winning goal in their 3-2 victory was allowed to stand as Salomon Rondon was in an offside position in the build-up.

Silva confronted referee Lee Mason on the pitch at the final whistle, which led to his Football Association charge and subsequent fine.

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Capello: 'Rooney lost his edge in second Everton spell'

Capello was a big admirer of Rooney when they worked together for England. Credit: PA

Former England manager Fabio Capello feels Wayne Rooney had lost some of his edge before swapping the Premier League for Major League Soccer last year.

Manchester United and England's record goalscorer plumped for a return to boyhood club Everton in July 2017 but he stayed just one season before leaving to sign for DC United.

Capello, who has exchanged occasional barbs with Rooney in the past about their time together with England, delivered a withering assessment of the striker's most recent spell at the Toffees.

The Italian would not comment on England but, speaking in his role as a Laureus Ambassador, he said of Rooney: "He decided to go to America, it is new football, different football.

"It is a new experience and a lot of Italian players go there to finish off their careers.

"Rooney is a good player, but I saw the season when he returned to Everton and he didn't perform well.

"He was on the pitch but like another part of the team.

"It was not the Rooney I remember - fighting, running - nothing. He lost everything, all his characteristics."

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