Manchester City have been charged by the FA for failing to control their players after tempers boiled over at the end of Sunday’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

Shortly after Spurs had restored parity through a Dejan Kulusevski header, it looked like City could win it as Jack Grealish was played through by Erling Haaland.

Haaland had been fouled in the build-up and the referee waved play on, only to inexplicably blow the whistle for a freekick as bore down on goal. Referee Simon Hooper’s actions incensed the Manchester City resulting in the charge from the FA.

A statement released on Monday night read: “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 on Sunday 3 December 2023.

“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.”

Manchester City have until Thursday, 7 December to respond to the charge.