Everton and Leeds charged over brawl in Premier League game

Leeds United and Everton have been charged over the mass brawl during their Premier League game last weekend.

Four players were shown yellow cards after the incident towards the end of the first half of Everton’s 1-0 win.

The clubs have been charged by the Football Association with improper conduct and for failing to control their players.

The brawl was sparked by Everton winger Dwight McNeil reacting angrily to a tackle from midfielder Tyler Adams.

McNeil – who was guarded by a steward after being pushed over – and Adams were booked, along with Everton’s Abdoulaye Doucoure and Leeds’ Weston McKennie.

On Wednesday, Everton were fined £25,000 by the FA following a “mass confrontation” during the Merseyside derby on 13 February.

Asked whether the incidents point to a lack of discipline or a spirit the manager likes to see, Dyche told BBC Sport: “Things get blown up nowadays but no-one got sent off and there wasn’t anything too malicious.

“It was one of those things, a touchy moment in the game when people get involved. You don’t want to see it all the time – it so happens it has been in recent games.

“That isn’t the norm, but you can’t ask for passion then not accept it when it comes. Sometimes it is aggressive and that moment sets something off. There wasn’t anything too nasty or over the top.”

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