Sky Sports have revealed that Tottenham and the other teams in the so-called ‘big six’ (Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea), are ‘pressing hardest’ for action to be taken against Man City after they were charged with breaches of financial rules.

Earlier this week, the Premier League charged City with breaking the competition’s financial rules on over 100 occasions from 2009 until 2018 (Guardian).

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The reigning Premier League champions have been accused of not providing accurate financial information and even handing a ‘secret contract’ to one of their managers, among other alleged offences.

Sky Sports have now explained that the case has been referred to an independent commission and that if found guilty, City could face stringent punishments, even potentially relegation from the Premier League.

The report states that many Premier League clubs want Pep Guardiola’s men to be relegated from the top flight, with Spurs and the other ‘big six’ clubs thought to be pressing for action to be taken.

However, it is explained that there is a feeling among top-flight clubs that taking away City’s titles retrospectively would be meaningless and cause confusion.

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It has essentially been an open secret for a long time that City had been using some illegitimate accounting tricks to comply with financial fair play and it looks like their misdemeanours have finally caught up with them.

Even if City escape really harsh punishment, such as a potential relegation from the Premier League, their cup and title wins have all been rendered meaningless due to his charge, and will always remain tainted.

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