Manchester City Fined £35 000 Over Liverpool Protest

during the UEFA Champions League Play-off Second Leg match between Manchester City and Steaua Bucharest at Etihad Stadium on August 24, 2016 in Manchester, England.

By Salawudeen Olawale

Manchester City have been fined £35 000 ($44 000, 40 000 euros) by the Football Association for a failure to control their players against Liverpool earlier this month.

City pleaded guilty to a misconduct charge last week after several players were seen protesting against the award of a penalty to Liverpool in a Premier League match at Eastlands on March 19.

They continued to complain even after James Milner had scored from the spot to give visitors Liverpool the lead in a match that ended in a 1-1 draw.

“Following an independent regulatory commission hearing, Manchester City have been fined £35 000 after the club admitted an FA misconduct charge,” said a statement issued by the FA, English football’s governing body, on Monday.

“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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