Manchester City was fined 260,000 pounds ($289,000) on Friday for fans invading the pitch after winning the Premier League title in May.
The English Football Association said Man City admitted a disciplinary charge over the scenes that followed a 3-2 win against Aston Villa.
City’s late comeback after trailing by two goals ensured securing the league title with one point more than Liverpool.
“The club admitted that it failed to ensure its spectators . . . conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and refrained from using threatening and violent behaviour while encroaching onto the pitch after the final whistle,” the FA said.
Pitch invasions marred the final weeks of the 2021/22 season at Premier League and English Football League grounds.
Everton was fined £300,000 as fans came onto the pitch at the end of their match against Crystal Palace when the Toffees secured their Premier League status.
A pitch-invading supporter headbutted Sheffield United forward Billy Sharp during his side’s playoff semi-final defeat at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground.
Data released by the British Home Office last month showed 441 pitch encroachments at matches in England and Wales last season, an increase of 127 per cent compared to 2018-19, the last complete season unaffected by Covid-19 restrictions.
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