Hammers hit by FA charges

West Ham and Millwall have been hit with several Football Association charges following the crowd trouble that marred their Carling Cup match. They are expected to contest the accusations of failing to control their fans at the game on 25 August. Both c

West Ham and Millwall have been hit with several Football Association charges following the crowd trouble that marred their Carling Cup match.

They are expected to contest the accusations of failing to control their fans at the game on 25 August.

Both clubs are alleged to have taken insufficient action to stop missile throwing and violent, threatening and racist behaviour at Upton Park.

The Hammers face four charges, while Millwall must answer three.

A Millwall supporter was stabbed as fans clashed outside the east London ground and pitch invasions by West Ham fans followed each of their side's goals in the 3-1 extra-time win.

West Ham's Carlton Cole and Millwall's Jason Price also alleged they were racially abused by supporters.

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A total of 200 seats and a toilet block in the visiting supporters' section of the ground are understood to have been damaged.