By Alex Taylor
Mark Hughes has been charged with misconduct by the FA after being sent to the stands in Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Stoke last Saturday.
The charge, detailed on the Football Association’s official website, states that the Stoke manager has until 6pm on 16 September 2016 to respond to the allegation.
Hughes, 52, stormed from the technical area to remonstrate with assistant referee Pete Kirkup before exchanging words with fourth official Jon Moss in front of his dug-out.
The Welshman was incensed after left-winger Marko Arnautovic was booked for simulation seconds after a Dele Alli challenge on Jonathan Walters went unpunished.
Later, Hughes launched abuse at the travelling Tottenham support as goals from Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane and Alli sealed the Potter’s fate in the fixture.
After the match Hughes explained his actions to The Sun. He said: “Two decisions I thought should have gone our way so I reacted in a forceful manner, when you come out of your technical area, it’s not allowed – sometimes you forget that.”
“Mr Moss, bless him, decided that warranted a sending off, which, by the letter of the law it did. So I have to hold my hands up.”
Stoke are currently bottom of the Premier League after picking up just one pint from four matches this season.
In contrast, Mauricio Pochettino’s side have started their new domestic campaign brightly, collecting eight points from their opening four matches this season and currently sit fourth in the table.
In other Tottenham news, Glenn Hoddle has lamented Tottenham’s missed opportunity last season.