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Man Utd and Liverpool among five English clubs hit with UEFA fines

Stephen Doyle
Stephen Doyle

16:06 31 Mar 2020

Manchester United and Liverpool are among five Premier League clubs to be hit with fines by UEFA over incidents relating to their most recent European games.

Tottenham, Manchester City and Wolves are the other three to be punished by European football's governing body on Tuesday.

The regining European champions, Liverpool, have been fined €3,250 for the setting off of fireworks ahead of their Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid at Anfield earlier this month.

The Reds lost the round-of-16 second leg game 3-2 which saw them crash out of the competition.

The Spanish club has been fined €24,000 for the blocking of public passageways in the reverse fixture last month.

United have been fined €12,000 for a similar offence during their 5-0 Europa League win at Old Trafford in February.

Rivals Manchester City have been given a €3,000 fine for a kit infringement in their match at Real Madrid on February 26.

City won the first leg match of the Champions League last-16 tie 2-1 but are yet to play the second leg due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The other two clubs have been punished for their poor timekeeping.

Tottenham have will have to pay UEFA a €20,000 fine for the late kick-off in their 1-0 home defeat to RB Leipzig in the Champions League last-16.

Jose Mourinho has been held responsible and will be informed of the decision personally by UEFA who have also warned the German club for the late kick-off in the second-leg which they won to progress.

Wolves' fine is €10,000 and is also for a late kick-off, in their February meeting with Espanyol in the Europa League.

UEFA have given the clubs 90 days to pay the fines at a time when football is in shutdown.

English clubs will be out of action due to the COVID-19 outbreak until at least April 30.

All of Europe’s 55 national football associations are holding a video conference with UEFA on Wednesday to discuss the latest proposals for how the 2019‑20 season’s leagues and cups may be concluded amid the crisis.

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