QPR and Fulham charged over derby dust-up
Queens Park Rangers and Fulham were both charged Tuesday with a failure to control their players and staff following a fiery finish to Saturday's 1-1 west London derby draw at Loftus Road.
QPR coach Marc Bircham and Fulham's manager of first-team medical and sports science Marco Cesarini were each charged with improper conduct.
Tempers frayed towards full-time in the second-tier Championship clash, with both backroom staffs involved in one melee which saw Bircham sent to the stands by referee Keith Stroud, who subsequently booked Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney after a clash with Ryan Manning.
"Queens Park Rangers and Fulham have both been charged with two breaches of FA Rule E20(a) following their game on Saturday (January 21, 2017)," said an FA statement.
"It is alleged that in or around the 91st minute of the fixture, the clubs failed to ensure their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.
"It is further alleged that in or around the 94th minute, they failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.
"In addition, QPR coach Marc Bircham and Fulham member of staff Marco Cesarini have also been charged in relation to the same game.
"It is alleged their behaviour in or around the 90th minute amounted to improper conduct.
"All parties have until 6:00pm (1800 GMT) on 26 January 2017 to respond to the charges."