Allardyce charged by FA

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has been charged with misconduct over comments made to the media following the FA Cup third round replay against Manchester United, the Football Association has announced.

Allardyce reacted angrily to Phil Dowd's decision to award Manchester United a penalty for handball after West Ham were denied one for a similar offence by Rafael at the other end.

In a statement, the FA said Allardyce has until Wednesday 23 January to respond to the charge.

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