Newcastle United and Sunderland accept FA charges
Newcastle and Sunderland have accepted misconduct charges following their bad-tempered derby on 4 March.
Sunderland's Stephane Sessegnon was red-carded for elbowing Cheick Tiote and captain Lee Cattermole was sent off after full-time in the 1-1 draw.
The Football Association said the charges related to an incident after a late challenge from James McClean on Newcastle's Danny Simpson.
Both clubs requested personal hearings to discuss the incident further.
McClean was shown a yellow card by referee Mike Dean for the tackle on Simpson, whose angry reaction also earned a caution.
The FA said in a statement: "The charge is that the clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour and is in relation to an incident which occurred in the 19th minute following a challenge by Sunderland's James McClean on Newcastle's Danny Simpson."
It was one of a number of flashpoints during a stormy contest at the Sports Direct Arena, with Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill and Newcastle counterpart Alan Pardew also becoming involved in an angry exchange.