FA charge City for mis­con­duct

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LONDON: Manch­ester City were charged with mis­con­duct by the Eng­land FA on Mon­day for the way their play­ers re­acted to a 50th minute penalty that saw Liver­pool take the lead in Sun­day’s 1-1 Premier League draw at the Eti­had sta­dium.

Ref­eree Michael Oliver was sur­rounded by City play­ers af­ter he awarded Liver­pool a spot-kick fol­low­ing a Gael Clichy foul on Roberto Firmino.

For­mer City player James Mil­ner scored from the spot af­ter Clichy, who had raised his boot on Firmino, and David Silva were booked. Some City play­ers con­tin­ued to re­mon­strate af­ter­wards. The hosts equalised 18 min­utes later through Ser­gio Aguero.

“It is al­leged that in or around the 50th minute of the fix­ture, the club failed to en­sure their play­ers con­ducted them­selves in an or­derly fash­ion,” the gov­ern­ing body said in a state­ment.

City, who have un­til 6pm UK time tomorrow to re­spond to the charge, are third in ta­ble, a point ahead of Liver­pool, who have played a game more, but 12 adrift of lead­ers Chelsea. Reuters

It is al­leged that in or around the 50th minute of the fix­ture, the club failed to en­sure their play­ers con­ducted them­selves in an or­derly fash­ion.

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