The Football Association (FA) has fined Premier League leaders Manchester City $68,000 (£50,000) for their players’ misconduct in the aftermath of their 0-1 loss to Wigan in February.
It emerged that some of the City players closed down on the centre referee on the day Anthony Taylor in protest of his decision to send off Fabian Delph following his lunge at a Wigan player.
“Manchester City have been fined £50,000 after admitting a charge of failing to ensure that their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. The incident took place in their Emirates FA Cup tie against Wigan Athletic last month,” the statement by the FA said on Friday.
This comes barely a week after City manager Pep Guardiola was also in trouble and charged by the FA following an incident during the same match. Currently, City are preparing to host Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Wigan fans invaded the field following the victory in jubilation whereas City striker Sergio Aguero escaped any retrospective punishment from the FA after a heated confrontation by a fan.