The Football Association has accused Manchester City of losing control of its players during Sunday’s Premier League match, which ended in a 3-3 tie with Tottenham Hotspur.
Late in the match, several City players surrounded referee Simon Hooper after he had waved play-on when Jack Grealish was through on goal due to a foul on Erling Haaland during the build-up.
“Manchester City have been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20.1 after their players surrounded the match official during the Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur,” the FA said in a statement on Monday.
“It’s alleged that, during the 94th minute of the fixture, the club failed to ensure their players do not behave in a way which is improper.”
The city has until this Thursday to address the accusation.
Following the tie, they dropped to third place in the rankings, three points behind leaders Arsenal.
They will next play on Wednesday, traveling to take on Aston Villa.