Another week, another set of charges against Manchester City from football’s governing bodies. The club have today accepted one charge and had another thrown at them.
City have accepted a charge have accepted an FA charge of misconduct relating to the behaviour of players in last weekend’s game against Liverpool. The players were judged to have not conducted themselves in an orderly fashion after Liverpool were gifted a penalty by referee Michael Oliver.
City have indicated they will plead guilty and the case will soon be heard by independent regulatory commission.
Second up is a charge by UEFA from the February 21 game against Monaco at the Etihad. The official statement reads:
“The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision:
“Match: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester City FC and AS Monaco (5-3), played on 21 February in England
“Decision: Manchester City FC have been fined €18,000.
“The charges against Manchester City FC were related to field invasion by supporters – Art. 16 (2) DR, throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR and late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) DR.”