Premier League (PL)A hearing date has been set for Man City’s financial rule violation accusations

The hearing into Manchester City’s suspected financial rule violations has been scheduled, the Premier League’s CEO Richard Masters announced on Tuesday.

City was accused in February with more than 100 alleged financial rule violations since its takeover by the Abu Dhabi-based City Football Group, and the case was forwarded to an independent panel for a hearing.

“There is a date set for that proceeding. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you when that is but it is progressing,” Masters told the Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) Committee of the UK Parliament.

When the charges were announced in February, City said they welcomed “the review of this matter by an independent commission, to impartially consider the comprehensive body of irrefutable evidence that exists in support of its position.”

The claims against City, who are aiming for a fourth consecutive Premier League title this season, vary from those made against Everton and Nottingham Forest on Monday, Masters told the committee.

“If any club, the current champions or otherwise, had been found in breach of the spending rules, they would be in exactly the same position as Everton or Nottingham Forest,” he said.

“But the volume and character of the charges laid before Manchester City, which I obviously cannot talk about at all, are being heard in a completely different environment.”

Everton and Forest are both facing potential points sanctions, which would be Everton’s second of the season after being fined 10 points in November.


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