Man City Fined £260,000 By FA For Pitch Invasion

Man City Fined £260,000 By FA For Pitch Invasion

Man City Fined £260,000 By FA For Pitch Invasion

Man City Fined £260,000 By FA For Pitch Invasion

Manchester City was given a warning and fined £260,000 ($293,000) for entering the pitch after winning the Premier League in May.

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Fans flocked to the field after City heroically overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat Aston Villa 3-2 and clinch the title by one point over Liverpool.

During the disturbance, Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen was attacked, and the crossbar at one end gave down under the weight of the crowd.

The city admitted a Football Association charge that they “failed to ensure spectators… conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and refrained from using threatening and violent behavior while encroaching onto the pitch after the final whistle”.

Man City Fined £260,000 By FA For Pitch Invasion

The final weeks of the 2021/22 season were marred by a series of pitch invasions at Premier League and English Football League grounds.

Last month Everton was fined £300,000 as fans came onto the pitch at the end of their match against Crystal Palace when the Toffees secured their Premier League status.

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Sheffield United forward Billy Sharp was headbutted by a pitch-invading supporter during his side’s playoff semi-final defeat at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground.

Data released by the British Home Office last month showed there were 441 pitch encroachments at matches in England and Wales last season, an increase of 127 percent compared to 2018-19, the last complete season unaffected by Covid-19 restrictions.

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