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Manchester City accept FA charge

Manchester City have accepted a Football Association charge of misconduct relating to the behaviour of players in last weekend's game against Liverpool.

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The club were charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion following a controversial penalty decision in the second half of Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw at the Etihad Stadium.

City, who were given until Friday to respond, have now indicated they will plead guilty. The case will be heard by an independent regulatory commission in due course.

Pep: City must attack in Monaco

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Manchester City have been warned by their manager that they must attack in the Champions League tonight.

Pep Guardiola believe that attempts to sit on their lead against Monaco will end in defeat.

City carry a 5-3 aggregate lead into the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against the Ligue 1 leaders after a pulsating clash between the two attack-minded sides in Manchester last month.

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Manager Guardiola admitted after the first leg his side were unlikely to be able to contain Monaco at Stade Louis II and he maintains attack will be their best form of defence.

Monaco have scored 123 goals in all competitions this season and their loss to City at the Etihad Stadium was their only reverse in 17 games since mid-December.

"Taking the ball and attacking as much as possible is the only way I know to beat this type of team.

"If one team scores 124 goals (actually 123) and you are thinking about only defending for 90 minutes because we won one game 5-3, you kill yourself.

"Monaco are a team created to attack and our team is created to attack, or at least to score goals, so in that way it will be a great game. I invite people to come here and see a good game."

– Pep Guardiola

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Watch: Man City celebrate Chinese New Year

City celebrate Year of the Rooster Credit: Manchester City

The Year of the Rooster arrives in just eight days and this weekend Manchester City is kicked off the celebrations in true City style with a matchday experience to remember at the Etihad Stadium.

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At Saturday’s game, the Club provided fans with a selection of unique pre-match and half-time activities and performances, including lion dancers and Chinese Kung Fu demonstrations on the Blue Carpet and City Square stage.

City celebrate Year of the Rooster Credit: Manchester City

Commenting on the upcoming celebrations, Sun Jihai, former Manchester City player and current club ambassador to China, said:

Everyone at Manchester City is delighted to be welcoming in the Year of the Rooster with our fans across the globe. Chinese New Year is one of my favourite times of the year and to have the opportunity to bring the excitement of football and Chinese culture together is incredible.

– Sun Jihai
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