Sunderland charged with failing to control players by FA

Sebastian Larsson challenges Lee Mason's decision
Sunderland players were unhappy with the awarding of a penalty to Everton by referee Lee Mason

The Football Association have charged Sunderland with failing to control their players during the side's 1-1 draw with Everton on 9 November.

The club have until 17 November to respond to the charge.

Gus Poyet's side surrounded referee Lee Mason after he awarded a penalty to the away side following a challenge by Connor Wickham on Seamus Coleman.

Leighton Baines scored from the resulting kick to make it 1-1 with 15 minutes remaining.

The Black Cats had taken the lead in the game when Sebastian Larsson curled in a free-kick after Baines had fouled Will Buckley after 67 minutes.

But Baines' equaliser denied them the three points.

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