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Stoke boss Mark Hughes hit with severe fine

The manager was fined £8,000 after accepting a Football Association misconduct charge, the English governing body confirmed on Monday.

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes hit with severe fine
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Red card

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has been fined £8,000 ($10,452, 9,346 euros) after accepting a Football Association misconduct charge, the English governing body confirmed on Monday.

Hughes was sent to the stands during the first half of Stoke's 4-0 Premier League defeat by Tottenham at the Britannia Stadium on 10 September. The Welshman reacted angrily to two decisions he felt went against the home side - a booking issued to Marko Arnautovic and what he considered to be a foul on Jon Walters.

Regret for actions

Hughes vented his anger on fourth official Jon Moss but said afterwards he was disappointed with himself for how he reacted. A statement from the FA read: “Mark Hughes has been fined £8,000 after he accepted the standard punishment following his FA misconduct charge. The Stoke City manager admitted that his behaviour in or around the 34th minute of the game against Tottenham Hotspur on September 10, 2016 amounted to improper conduct”.