Southampton's Dani Osvaldo and Newcastle coach Andy Woodman charged by FA

Dani Osvaldo: Charged with violent conduct by FA

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Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo has been charged with violent conduct by the FA following a mass brawl involving players and coaches in their match at Newcastle United on Saturday.

Newcastle coach Andy Woodman has also been charged with improper conduct following the incident which occurred in injury time at the match at St James' Park.

The confrontation began when Newcastle's players and coaches reacted angrily to a Morgan Schneiderlin tackle on Massadio Haidara.

Osvaldo was on the bench at the time of the incident after being replaced at half-time by Adam Lallana during the Premier League clash. Both men have until next Monday to respond.

An FA statement said: "Newcastle United coach Andy Woodman and Southampton player Dani Osvaldo have both been charged by the FA following an incident in the recent fixture between the two clubs.

"Osvaldo has been charged with violent conduct in relation to the incident in the 94th minute of the game at St James' Park on Saturday, December 14.

"Meanwhile, Woodman, who was sent to the stands following the incident, has been charged with improper conduct. Neither club will face charges.

"Both parties have until December 23 to respond to the charges."