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Monday, 27 March 2017

Man City fined by the English FA for Penalty protests

Manchester City fined by English FA for Penalty protests

Manchester City have been fined £35,000 by the English FA for failing to control their players after conceding a penalty in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool.


The Referee Michael Oliver pointed to the penalty spot after Gael Clichy tackled Liverpool forward Roberto Firminho in the box.

Manchester City players surrounded the referee to protest the decison.

James Milner converted the spot kick to put Liverpool ahead, only for Sergio Aguero to rescue a point for Manchester City later in the game.

Manchester City were charged for their players Misconduct, a charge which they accepted.

The FA released an official statement today : "Following an independent regulatory commission hearing today, Manchester City have been fined £35,000 after the club admitted an FA misconduct charge.

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

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