Manchester City land misconduct charge

Manchester City

Manchester City have been charged with misconduct in the wake of Sunday's 1-1 draw with Liverpool, the Football Association has confirmed.

The charge stems from an incident early in the second half when City's players surrounded referee Michael Oliver. The official had just given the Reds a penalty.

The Citizens were angered by Oliver's decision to penalise Gael Clichy after he brought down Roberto Firmino inside the area. It counted for little, however, as James Milner slotted home the spot-kick to put the visitors in front.

Pep Guardiola’s side managed to snatch a draw through Sergio Aguero's 69th-minute strike, to remain a point ahead of the fourth-placed Reds.

City have already been fined £35,000 by the FA this season after being found guilty of a similar charge following their 3-1 loss to Chelsea in December.

"It is alleged that in or around the 50th minute of the fixture, the club failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion,'' read a statement from English football's governing body.