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Premier League: Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock charged by the FA for misconduct


Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has been charged by the FA for misconduct following comments made about a referee after his side's defeat to Chelsea.

In a brief statement the FA confirmed he had been charged and "that Warnock’s post-match comments constituted improper conduct in that they implied the match referee was motivated by bias; and/or brought the game into disrepute, in contravention of FA Rule E3[1]."

Warnock has until 6pm on 27 October 2014 to respond to the charge. Warnock had alleged that Chelsea players had influenced referee Craig Pawson's decisions during Palace's 2-1 defeat at Selhurst Park.

Warnock's side currently site in 16th place in the Premier League following the defeat, a point above the relegation places.

He took charge of Palace for the second time after former boss Tony Pulis' shock exit just days before the start of season. Warnock had previously been in charge of Palace in the Championship, leading them to the play off semi finals in 2008, but left in 2010 after the club was put in administration.

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