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English FA charge O'Neill with misconduct

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  • Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has been charged with improper conduct
  • O'Neill was angry with referee Mike Riley after the defeat to Manchester United
  • The Northern Irishman is angered by the amount of stoppage time Riley added
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(CNN) -- Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has been charged with improper conduct by the English Football Association, following his behavior towards referee Mike Riley after the Premier League defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.

Martin O'Neill was angry with the referee Mike Riley following Aston Villa late defeat at Manchester United.

Martin O'Neill was angry with the referee Mike Riley following Aston Villa late defeat at Manchester United.

Villa had led 2-1 at one stage but lost the match 3-2 after Italian teenager Federico Mancheda scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner for the world and European champions.

The Northern Irishman was angered by the amount of stoppage time that Riley added on at the end of the 90 minutes.

He told reporters after the match: "Five minutes added time? I'm sure we wouldn't have got it at Villa Park."

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O'Neill also claimed Riley had missed a foul on Ashley Young in the build-up to Macheda's winner. "The officials also got three offside decisions wrong when we were clean through."

O'Neill has until April 27 to respond to the charge.

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