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Richard Buxton·4 December 2023

Man City charged after referee flashpoint in Tottenham draw

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Manchester City have been charged by the Football Association over the end of their 3-3 draw with Tottenham.

Several of the reigning Premier League champions’ players surrounded referee Simon Hooper after play was stopped as Jack Grealish advanced on goal in stoppage time.


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Pep Guardiola’s side are now set to face disciplinary action for the incident in the Etihad Stadium stalemate, which saw left them three points adrift in this season’s title race.

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“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,” confirmed an FA statement.

“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.”

English football’s governing body, however, has chosen not to pursue Erling Haaland for an expletive-laden post on X, formerly Twitter, in the aftermath of the result.