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Premier League

Kinnear charged over abusive language

Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear has been handed a second Football Association charge after being sent to the stands at the weekend.

The 61-year-old was tonight charged with using abusive and insulting words towards a match official during Saturday's 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw with Stoke.

Kinnear is yet to respond to an improper conduct charge after branding Martin Atkinson a "Mickey Mouse referee" following his side's 2-1 defeat at Fulham on 9 November.