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FA Charges Manchester City for pitch invasion after Aston Villa game

Thu 18 August 2022 | 15:41

Pep Guardiola's side secured a fourth title in five seasons after a dramatic 3-2 comeback victory against Villa last season. After the final whistle, thousands of City supporters made their way onto the field, allegedly attacking Villa's goalkeeper Robin Olsen.

Greater Manchester Police are investigating several offenses that took place as they charged two men for the disorder. Now

England’s Football Association

(FA) officially charges

Manchester City

for failing to control their supporters. The Citizens have until August 25 to respond to the charge.

The official FA statement reads:

"Manchester City FC have been charged with a break of FA Rule E20 following its Premier League fixture against

Aston Villa FC

on Sunday 22 May 2022.

"It is alleged that after the final whistle of this fixture that Manchester City failed to ensure that its spectators – and all persons purporting to be its supporters or followers – conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and refrained from using threatening and/or violent behavior whilst encroaching onto the pitch."

 

Last month, FA charged

Everton

for another case of pitch invasion during their

Premier League

match against Palace in May. Frank Lampard's side was two goals down against

Crystal Palace

but in the end, they won 3-2 at Goodison Park in the penultimate league fixture of the season to ensure survival in the Premier League.

After

Calvert-Lewin

's goal in the 84th minute, the match was temporarily stopped after a pitch invasion occurred. There was also a full-scale invasion of the pitch from supporters after the final whistle.

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