Thursday 21 September 2017

City fined over penalty protests during Liverpool clash

Manchester City have been fined for failing to ensure players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion against Liverpool
Manchester City have been fined for failing to ensure players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion against Liverpool

Manchester City have been fined £35,000 for the misconduct of players during their recent Premier League clash against Liverpool, the Football Association has announced.

City last week pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium on March 19.

City players protested after Liverpool were awarded a controversial penalty early in the second half. They continued complaining after James Milner had struck from the spot to give the visitors the lead, delaying the restart of the game.

A statement from the FA read: "Following an independent regulatory commission hearing, Manchester City have been fined £35,000 after the club admitted an FA misconduct charge.

"City breached FA Rule E20(a) in that in or around the 50th minute of the game against Liverpool on 19 March 2017, the club failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion."

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