Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and his West Ham counterpart Alan Pardew have been charged with improper conduct.
The pair became involved in an unseemly row after Marlon Harewood scored late at Upton Park to give West Ham a 1-0 win on Sunday.
A statement on the FA website read: “West Ham United manager Alan Pardew and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger have both been charged with improper conduct.
“The charges relate to their alleged aggressive and confrontational behaviour towards the end of the match at Upton Park on Sunday, November 5.
“They have until November 23 to respond.”
West Ham managing director Paul Aldridge said the club would contest the charge.
“West Ham United are astonished by this charge. We believe Alan Pardew did no more than celebrate in a passionate manner following a crucial goal in a London derby,” Aldridge told the West Ham web site.
“Alan Pardew has the full backing of the board with regards to this charge, which will be defended vigorously.”
Wenger reacted angrily to Pardew’s celebrations in the technical area and the pair had to be separated by the fourth official.
Although Pardew issued an apology after the game, Wenger has remained silent on the incident.