FA charges Man City for incident after Liverpool awarded PK


The FA has charged Manchester City for its protestations following a penalty awarded to Liverpool on Sunday.

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Referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot when Roberto Firmino hit the deck following a high boot from Man City’s Gael Clichy.

Here’s what JPW said after the call in his “3 things” post for PST:

Then, at the start of the second when Oliver should’ve waved away a penalty kick call he awarded it. Gael Clichy slipped and then launched into a challenge on Roberto Firmino. Yes, it was a clumsy tackle but Clichy got the ball first. Milner stepped up to score the PK and put Liverpool ahead and perhaps Oliver got out of jail because City equalized and both managers will be fairly happy with the point.

City was not amused by the call, and you can see what earned them the charge in the above video. The flashpoint was one of several penalty shouts in the contest, which ended 1-1.