Tuesday 10 December 2019

QPR accept misconduct charge

Referee Mike Dean, left, was surrounded by QPR player's during their match with Manchester City at Loftus Road
Referee Mike Dean, left, was surrounded by QPR player's during their match with Manchester City at Loftus Road

QPR have accepted an FA charge of failing to control their players during their 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw against Manchester City earlier this month.

Rangers players were incensed when referee Mike Dean denied striker Charlie Austin two goals in the eighth minute - the first for offside and the second for an infringement by City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

An FA statement read: "Queens Park Rangers have been fined £20,000 after admitting an FA misconduct charge and accepting the standard penalty."

Austin did eventually score a goal that counted in the 21st minute to put QPR ahead but two Sergio Aguero goals sandwiched an own goal from Martin Demichelis as the spoils were shared.

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