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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

FA charges Mourinho for Villa flashpoint

Jose Mourinho has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after being sent off during Chelsea's 1-0 Premier League defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association for his part in a flashpoint at the end of his side's 1-0 Premier League defeat at Aston Villa.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert have a disagreement
Jose Mourinho and Paul Lambert on the touchline at Villa Park.

Worrall: Blues' indiscipline

Mourinho entered the field of play after Ramires was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Karim El Ahmadi close to both benches.

The Portuguese coach briefly spoke to referee Chris Foy before being sent to the stands, and later blamed the official for his handling of the match.

A statement on the FA website read: "Jose Mourinho has been charged by The FA following his side’s game against Aston Villa on Saturday March 15 2014.

"It is alleged the Chelsea manager's behaviour in re-entering the field of play in or around the 90th minute of the fixture and approaching the Match Referee amounted to improper conduct.

"Mourinho has until 6pm on March 24 2014 to respond to the charge."

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