Tyne-Wear rivals charged

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Newcastle and Sunderland have been charged with misconduct by the Football Association after a stormy Tyne-Wear derby.

The charges relate to an incident which followed Black Cats winger James McClean's 19th-minute challenge on Magpies full-back Danny Simpson.

An FA statement said: "Newcastle United and Sunderland have both been charged with misconduct following the match between the two sides on Sunday, March 4, 2012."

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