Man City 115 charges hearing date update as Liverpool await points deduction outcome

Manchester City fans unveil a banner with the three trophies from their treble winning season

Manchester City are edging closer to a fourth Premier League title in as many seasons after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 on Tuesday evening.

Pep Guardiola's side moved one point clear of Arsenal courtesy of their three points in the capital, placing them in pole position to become title winners once again.

This has of course occurred amid the backdrop of City's 115 charges for alleged breaches of financial rules, which was first announced in February 2023. The Sky Blues have strongly denied any wrongdoing.

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Below is a reminder of the breaches of the Premier League's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules that have been brought against the Citizens

54 - Failure to provide accurate financial information 2009-10 to 2017-18.

14 - Failure to provide accurate details for player and manager payments from 2009-10 to 2017-18.

5 - Failure to comply with Uefa's rules including Financial Fair Play (FFP) 2013-14 to 2017-18.

7 - Breaching Premier League's PSR rules 2015-16 to 2017-18.

35 - Failure to co-operate with Premier League investigations December 2018 - Feb 2023.

Rival supporters are awaiting a final verdict on a potential punishment that may come the way of City, though it remains to be seen when an outcome will be reached. In an update on when the hearing could be heard, Sky News’ sports correspondent, Rob Harris, has now claimed: "The Premier League have indicated that a hearing is coming in the next few months, we expect."

Premier League CEO Richard Masters revealed earlier this year a date has been set for a hearing of City's case in the "near future". Speaking at a European Leagues press conference in London at the end of April, Masters said: "We can’t comment on the case, the date is set. The case will resolve itself at some point in the near future."

And addressing the issue back in January, and why financial cases involving Everton and Nottingham Forest had been resolved far sooner, Masters added: "I can [understand frustration from supporters about the length of time over the probe]. I can but they are very different charges, that’s all I’d say. If any club, whether they’re the current champions or otherwise, had been found in breach of spending rules for year 2023 they would be in exactly the same position as Everton or Nottingham Forest.”

If found guilty City could be hit with huge fines, deducted points, kicked out of the Premier League altogether or stripped of titles.