Newcastle United coach Woodmam charged by FA

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NEWCASTLE goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman has been charged with improper conduct following Saturday’s touchline fracas in the Premier League clash with Southampton.

Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo has been charged with violent conduct in connection with the same incident.

Both men have until Monday to respond

The two benches clashed after Newcastle defender Massadio Haidara was fouled by Morgan Schneiderlin in a stormy conclusion to a hard-fought game.

Woodman and opposite number Toni Jimenez were sent to the stands after order was restored, and bosses Alan Pardew and Mauricio Pochettino played the incident down with the former describing it as “panto season” and the latter expressing his regret that it had happened at all.

However, Osvaldo’s alleged involvement only became clear later after the FA moved to deal with the unsavoury scenes.

The Argentina-born Italy frontman joined the Saints in a £15million switch from Roma in August and has scored three goals to date, including a stunning equaliser against Manchester City earlier this month.