Fulham manager Chris Coleman has been ordered to explain his comments on referee Mark Halsey.

The Football Association have asked the Fulham chief to explain his criticism of Halsey following the 3-0 defeat to Arsenal last weekend.

Coleman was angry with Halsey for backtracking on a decision to award Fulham a first-half penalty and also disallowing a goal from Collins John in the first half.

The Craven Cottage chief will now be forced to meet the FA to discuss the matter and Coleman is still adamant he was justified in his criticism of Halsey.

“The FA have asked me to explain my remarks in a letter,” said Coleman.

“I made one or two comments that maybe I shouldn’t have done.

“But I’ve looked at the match again and I still say the two decisions he made were wrong.”