Premier League chief reveals fresh update in financial charges case against Man City

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Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has provided an update - of sorts - over the ongoing financial charges case against title hopefuls Manchester City.

It was revealed earlier this year, when Masters was speaking to MPs, that a date has been set for an independent commission to hear Premier League financial charges against Manchester City. But he was unable to publicly provide the date. He also stressed all top-flight clubs are treated equally under league rules amid ongoing cases involving Everton and Nottingham Forest, who have already been dealt with, pending appeals.

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Manchester City remain under investigation after being accused of breaching 115 regulations over a period of 14 seasons from 2009/2010 onwards. They strongly deny the accusations and a verdict in that sense will take much longer, given the number and complexity of the charges.

Masters, speaking at the European Leagues general assembly, provided a further update and he was asked if a City title success, while the charges remained outstanding, would damage European league football.

Masters said: “It’s not for the football authorities to start being selective about who they would like to win the league. The key point is that you’ve got that jeopardy until the final day. Who knows where we will be on May 19?” He added: “Obviously we can’t comment on the case, the date has been set and the case will resolve itself at some point in the near future, and I cannot make any further comment on it.”

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