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Balotelli to watch new team take on Manchester City

Mario Balotelli is set to watch his new teammates take on his old ones as he watches Liverpool play Manchester City this evening.

Manchester City tweeted this photo of him arriving at the Etihad Stadium.


Racism claims mar Manchester City youth game

Seko Fofana, Manchester City Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

A friendly match between Manchester City's elite development under-21 team and Croatian side HNK Rijeka has been cancelled after one of City's players was allegedly racially abused by an opposition player.

City officials decided to withdraw their players after 19-year-old French midfielder Seko Fofana was allegedly racially abused by an opponent a minute before half-time during the match in Novigrad, west Croatia. HNK Rijeka were leading 1-0 when play was abandoned.

Man City: Uefa transfer fine is 'compromise agreement'

Manchester City have defended their action over transfers but said they have accepted Uefa's £49m fine as part of a "compromise agreement" with European football's governing body.

The recently crowned Premier League champions said there had been a "fundamental disagreement" over the interpretation of the Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations on players bought before 2010.

Manchester City said the new 21 player Champions League limit matched the number the club used in last season's campaign. Credit: Press Association Images

The club statement also played down the implications of Uefa's squad restriction and spending limits that were handed down along with the fine.

City said it had no plans to exceed a £49m net limit on new players this summer and said the "existing MCFC business plan" anticipated a "natural decline" in the club's wage bill.

The club said it only used 21 players in last season's Champions League, so already adhered to the newly enforced limit.

Man City fined £49m by Uefa over financial rules breach

Manchester City players and fans celebrate winning the 2013/14 Premier League title. Credit: PA

Manchester City have received a €60m fine (£49m), of which €40m is suspended, for breaching financial fair play regulations, UEFA has announced.

The side will have their Champions League squad reduced to 21 players as part of their punishment.

City also agreed to "significantly limit spending in the transfer market for seasons 2014/2015 and 2015/2016," according to a statement released by European football's governing body.

Man City face £49m Uefa fine over financial rule breach

Manchester City are facing a possible fine of £49m for breaching rules on financial fair play.

The Premiership club may also have to limit their squad for next season's Uefa Champions League to 21 players, rather than the usual 25.

The manager of Manchester City, Manuel Pelligrini. Credit: Lynne Cameron/EMPICS Sport

City will strongly challenge the sanctions handed out by European football's governing body and the club has until the end of the week to come to an agreement with Uefa.

The punishments relate to new rules that limit the amount of money a club can post as a loss each season.


Man City fail UEFA financial fair play test

Manchester City and French club Paris St Germain have both fallen foul of new financial fair play rules set by European footballs governing body Uefa.

Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The clubs now have to decide whether to accept a fine from Uefa or to appeal and risk a bigger punishment if they are unsuccesful.

Under the rules, clubs were only allowed to post losses of £37 million over the last two years.

Gerrard: Man City match 'longest 90 minutes' ever played

Steven Gerrard has admitted Liverpool's 3-2 victory over bitter rivals Manchester City on the day marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster was "the longest 90 minutes" of his life.

Steven Gerrard celebrates with his team after their victory over Manchester City at Anfield. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Read: Liverpool fans remember Hillsborough at Anfield

"It felt like the clock was going backwards in some parts of that game," Gerrard told Sky Sports 1.

Today's win is a giant step towards Liverpool's first league title since 1990, with the Reds to now face Norwich City.

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