Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear and Hull counterpart Phil Brown have been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association following their touchline confrontation during last week's FA Cup third-round replay at St James' Park.

The pair squared up to each other following Magpies defender Fabricio Coloccini's 22nd-minute tackle on Hull forward Daniel Cousin, and have been given until February 3 to respond to the charge.

Kinnear, commenting on the incident after the game on January 14, said: "He [Brown] came across. He was having a rant, more than anything."

He added: "He didn't actually say anything to me, he was having a rant at [Kinnear's number two] Chris [Hughton] - and he wasn't saying too many pleasant things to him. It was as simple as that.

"I just said 'enough'. That's all I said. I don't know what the trouble was with the ref (Phil Dowd).

"I just said 'cool it and call it a day'. I sent Chris to sit down and he [Brown] came across and the referee came running over.

"I don't know whether my reputation precedes me, but if you look at the video, what I did do was stand my ground, I didn't do anything else."

Newcastle lost the replay 1-0, with Cousin scoring the only goal for the Tigers nine minutes from time.

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#Daniel Cousin
#Premier League
#Fabricio Coloccini
#Newcastle United
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