Sam Allardyce: West Ham boss fined by FA for misconduct

Sam Allardyce

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has been fined £8,000 for criticising match officials after his side's FA Cup defeat by Manchester United last month.

Allardyce claimed United got the benefit of decisions as the home side in the third-round replay at Old Trafford, which West Ham lost 1-0.

The Hammers boss, who denied the charge and wanted a personal hearing, was warned about his future conduct.

Allardyce was unhappy with two penalty decisions that went against his side.

The Hammers were denied a penalty when the ball struck United defender Rafael's arm, only for the hosts to be awarded one when Jordan Spence handled late on.

Allardyce said: "With Rafael, the ball hits his hand but no penalty is given. With Jordan Spence, the ball hits his hand and it's a penalty.

"The incidents are the same. If you give one you've got to give both, simple as that."