FA Fines Manchester City £260,000 For Pitch Invasions In May

The F.A in England has fined Manchester City £260,000 ($293,000) and issued the club a warning over the pitch invasion which followed their Premier League title win in May.

Fans stormed the pitch after City came from 2-0 down against Aston Villa to win 3-2 and pip Liverpool to the title by a point.

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Robin Olsen, the Villa goalkeeper, was assaulted by some fans that flooded the pitch.

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

Pitch invasions marred the Premier League’s final weeks of the 2021/22 season.

Everton and Manchester City are the two Premier League sides to be fined this season for pitch invasions at the end of last season.