Posted: Fri January 10, 2014 1:52PM; Updated: Fri January 10, 2014 1:52PM

FA charges David Moyes with misconduct after ref rant

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David Moyes criticized referees following a League Cup loss to Sunderland and was charged by the FA for misconduct.
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LONDON (AP) - Manchester United manager David Moyes has been cited with misconduct by the Football Association for his comments about the officiating after a loss to Sunderland in the League Cup.

Following the 2-1 defeat in the first leg of the semifinals this week, Moyes criticized referee Andre Marriner and his assistants for their ''terrible'' decisions leading to Ryan Giggs's own-goal and a penalty-kick winner by Fabio Borini.

Moyes is unlikely to be suspended. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was fined $13,000 and warned in a similar matter.

Moyes is under pressure after the Red Devils started 2014 by losing three consecutive games for the first time since the 2000-01 season.

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