Carlo Ancelotti: Everton manager accepts FA misconduct charge

Carlo Ancelotti shouting at referee Chris Kavanagh after Sunday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United
Carlo Ancelotti went on to the pitch to complain to referee Chris Kavanagh after the final whistle at Goodison Park

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has been fined £8,000 after accepting a Football Association charge of misconduct following his red card after Sunday's draw with Manchester United.

The Italian approached referee Chris Kavanagh following the final whistle after Dominic Calvert-Lewin's late goal was ruled out for offside.

He became the first manager to be shown a red card in the Premier League.

The 60-year-old will be in the dugout to face former club Chelsea on Sunday.

Ancelotti said after the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park that he was not disrespectful to Kavanagh, whose initial decision to award the stoppage-time goal was reversed by the video assistant referee because Everton's Gylfi Sigurdsson was lying offside in front of United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Ancelotti said he also had a subsequent, private conversation in which he spoke to the referee "calmly".

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