Manchester City have been fined 120,000 pounds after their players surrounded referee Simon Hooper in the closing moments of their 3-3 draw with Tottenham earlier this month.

Hooper had made the contentious call to bring play back after he initially played advantage following Emerson Royal’s miss-timed challenge on Erling Haaland.


Haaland was able to get back to his feet and produce a through ball which sent Jack Grealish away, but Hooper blew his whistle to end a promising attack.

It sparked an animated reaction from City’s players, particularly Haaland who expressed his frustration again at full-time and later made clear his bemusement with a post on social media site X, formerly known as Twitter.


The fine by the English Football Association follows an admission by Manchester City that their players truly behaved in an improper manner