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06th Feb 2023

Man City charged by Premier League for breaching financial rules

Callum Boyle

Man City

The charges date from 2009-2017

Manchester City have been charged for ‘numerous breaches’ of financial rules after a four-year investigation by the Premier League.

A statement from the Premier League said: “In accordance with Premier League Rule W.82.1, the Premier League confirms that it has today referred a number of alleged breaches of the Premier League Rules by Manchester City Football Club (Club) to a Commission under Premier League Rule W.3.4.

“Commissions are independent of the Premier League and member clubs. The members of the Commission will be appointed by the independent Chair of the Premier League Judicial Panel, in accordance with Premier League Rules W.19, W.20 and W.26.

“The proceedings before the Commission will, in accordance with Premier League Rule W.82, be confidential and heard in private. Under Premier League Rule W.82.2, the Commission’s final award will be published on the Premier League’s website.

“This confirmation is made in accordance with Premier League Rule W.82.1. The Premier League will be making no further comment in respect of this matter until further notice.”

According to Martyn Ziegler of The Times, City could be at risk of a number of sanctions, which includes a points deduction, or even expulsion from the league, if the breaches are proved.

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