Man City fined $44,000 for players' misconduct in game

LONDON: The English Football Association has fined Manchester City 35,000 pounds ($44,000) for the misconduct of players during a Premier League game against Liverpool.

City last week pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly manner during the 1-1 draw at Etihad Stadium on March 19.

City players protested after Liverpool was awarded a penalty early in the second half. They continued complaining after James Milner struck from the spot to give Liverpool the lead, delaying the restart of the game.

The fine was announced by the FA on Monday following a regulatory commission hearing.