sport news Manchester City CHARGED by the FA after 'violent' pitch invasion on final day ... trends now

sport news Manchester City CHARGED by the FA after 'violent' pitch invasion on final day ... trends now
sport news Manchester City CHARGED by the FA after 'violent' pitch invasion on final day ... trends now

sport news Manchester City CHARGED by the FA after 'violent' pitch invasion on final day ... trends now

Manchester City CHARGED by the FA after 'violent' pitch invasion on final day of 2021-2022 season saw a fan attack Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen and launch flares into the air Fans invaded the pitch at the Etihad after Manchester City won the title last term  Thousands of fans ran onto the pitch after City won their fourth title in five years The Premier League giants have now been charged by the Football Association Pep Guardiola's side have until Thursday, 25 August to respond to the charge 

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Manchester City have been charged by the Football Association after fans invaded the pitch following their title-winning game against Aston Villa last season. 

Thousands of fans made their way out onto the pitch after Pep Guardiola's side won their fourth Premier League title in five years by beating Villa 3-2 at home. 

However, ecstatic scenes at the Etihad Stadium were marred by another pitch invasion - which saw Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen being assaulted. 

The FA issued the charge on Thursday morning - giving Manchester City until Thursday, 25 August to respond. 

The FA also released a statement that said: 'It is alleged that after the final whistle of this fixture that Manchester City failed to ensure that its spectators - and all persons purporting to be its supporters or followers - conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and refrained from using threatening and/or violent behaviour whilst encroaching onto the pitch.'

The charge came after supporters ran onto the pitch following City's victory over Aston Villa on the final day of the 2021-2022 Premier League season. 

Speaking directly after the incident, the Greater Manchester Police department said they were investigating a number of offences, including criminal damage. 

They released 23 images of potential suspects who they felt had 'put spectators' safety at risk'. 

Manchester City have been charged by the Football Association after fans invaded the pitch following their title-winning game against Aston Villa last season (above)

Manchester City have been charged by the Football Association after fans invaded the pitch following their title-winning game against Aston Villa last season (above)  

Police and stewards did all they could to keep the crowd contained but they ultimately failed

Police and stewards did all they could to keep the crowd contained but they ultimately failed

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