The Toffees could face a second charge in a week following the mass confrontation between Everton and Leeds United players during Saturday’s 1-0 win, according to the Liverpool Echo.
A tussle between Dwight McNeil and Tyler Adams quickly escalated into a brawl in front of the Leeds United fans towards the end of the first half, resulting in two players from each side receiving a caution.
While Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie were cautioned for the visitors, Everton’s Dwight McNeil and Aboulaye Doucoure also earned a place in referee Andy Madley’s notebook.
A similar incident late on in the Merseyside derby at Anfield last week saw both Everton and Liverpool charged with an allegation of failing to control their players, with Jordan Pickford and Andy Robertson receiving yellow cards for their part in the melee.
With two such incidents in as many games, Everton may be subject to further scrutiny and have already been fined £20,000 by the FA this season, for “failing to ensure that their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion” during the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace last October.
However, while the Blues await confirmation of a further probe into the conduct of their players, Evertonians can enjoy what was a vital win over fellow strugglers Leeds United, with the Goodison crowd enjoying back-to-back home victories for the first time this season.
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Sean Dyche’s side climbed out of the relegation zone following the win over Leeds United, with Seamus Coleman’s second half strike enough to give the Blues a 1-0 win at Goodison Park.
The Irish international summoned his inner Roberto Carlos to fire Everton in front from an acute angle, marking his 401st appearance for the Blues with a winning goal.
Interestingly, the Toffees have never lost a game in which Coleman has found the back of the net, with 22 wins and six draws.
The result lifts Everton to 16th place in the Premier League table, though just three points separates the Toffees from bottom-placed Southampton.