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FA charge Manchester City – but Haaland escapes individual sanction

Manchester City have been charged with failing to control their players during yesterday’s 3-3 draw with Tottenham – but Erling Haaland has not been hit with a separate sanction.

Norway striker Haaland led the protests from the City players, getting in the face of Simon Hooper after the referee whistled for a free-kick when Jack Grealish appeared to be through on goal in stoppage time.

Hooper had initially played advantage as Haaland got back to his feet following a foul from Emerson Royal, only to give the free-kick when Grealish received a throughball from the striker.

Having watched the incident, the FA have decided on a collective charge.

A statement read: “Manchester City have been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20.1 after their players surrounded the match official during the Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, 3 December 2023.

“It’s alleged that, during the 94th minute of the fixture, the club failed to ensure their players do not behave in a way which is improper.

“Manchester City have until Thursday 7 December 2023 to respond to the charge.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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