Wigan have been charged by the Football Association with failing to control their players at Newcastle on Saturday.
Wigan slipped to ninth in the Premier League after losing
"The charge relates to the conduct of their players towards referee Steve Bennett in two separate incidents," said an FA statement.
Wigan have until Wednesday 19 September to respond to the FA's charge.
The Latics lost 1-0 to a late Michael Owen goal at St James' Park and had midfielder Kevin Kilbane sent off after 46 minutes for two bookable offences.