Manchester City charged by FA for failing to control players vs. Liverpool

Manchester City charged by FA for failing to control players vs. Liverpool

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Manchester City has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association (FA) for failing to control its players during a dispute in the 50th minute of Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

The incident is believed to have taken place when referee Michael Oliver awarded a penalty to Liverpool after defender Gael Clichy was adjudged to have fouled Roberto Firmino in the box.

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Clichy’s teammates came to his aid and protested the call before and after James Milner converted the penalty.

Clichy was shown a yellow card, while David Silva was also cautioned for disputing the official’s decision.

A brief statement on the FA’s website read: “It is alleged that in or around the 50th minute of the fixture, the club failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.”

The club has until 6 p.m. Thursday to respond to the charge.

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Published at Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:13:18 +0000

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