Man City is punished, Man Utd will become Premier League champion?

According to the Mirror, an investigation is being held into Man City’s activities during the three seasons this club won the Premier League title (2011/12, 2013/14, and 2017/18).

In the three seasons mentioned above, Man United finished second twice (2011/12 and 2017/18), while Liverpool won second place in the 2013/14 season.

In the history of the English Premier League, there has never been a precedent for stripping a club’s title. The rules of England’s top league also do not have a section about this. However, there is an open clause for the possibility of stripping the “Cityzens” championship, which is that “the organizers reserve the right to create another order it deems appropriate”.

The Times reported that Man City had been accused of more than 100 violations of Premier League financial rules between 2009 and 2018. If proven guilty, Man City will face many heavy penalties such as deducting points, and even being expelled from the Premier League.

The Premier League organizers also confirmed transferring some of Manchester City’s law violations to the Disciplinary Committee. Proceedings before the Commission will be confidential and will be heard behind closed doors. The Disciplinary Committee is an independent organization from the Premier League. The final decision will be published on the Premier League website.

The Premier League lists Man City’s violations starting from the 2009/2010 season after a four-year investigation. From the 2009/2010 to 2017/2018 season, Man City is said to have violated at least four tournament rules related to providing the financial situation in the best good faith, honesty, and reasonableness, especially regarding the financial situation. revenue (including donor revenue), operating expenses, and related parties.

Man City also violated the contract with the coach consecutively from the 2009/10 season to 2012/13. As for the contract with the player, they violated consecutively from the 2010/11 to 2015/16 season.

In addition, “The Citizens” did not comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) Law, consecutively from the 2015/16 to 2017/18 season.

In February 2020, UEFA banned Man City from participating in the Champions League for two years for violating the Financial Fair Play law. However, this penalty was canceled after Man City successfully appealed to All Sports (CAS).

If Man City is stripped of the Premier League titles from 2012 to 2018, the championship will not be awarded to Liverpool and MU. As in the case of Juventus being stripped of the 2004/05 and 2005/06 Serie A titles, following the Calciopoli match-fixing s͟c͟a͟n͟d͟a͟l͟, the Premier League will not award the title to the second-placed clubs.

Paul Scholes almost cried when Man Utd lost the championship at the last minute of the 2011/12 season

Sergio Aguero’s last-minute goal in the 2011/12 season is one of the iconic images of the Premier League when it brought the championship after years of waiting for Man City.

Man United players won against Sunderland but in the end, it was not enough to get the title. And recently, Paul Scholes shared with Gary Neville about his heartbreaking feelings at that time.

“I almost cried. It makes us feel worse because City faces QPR. We think they will win without any problems. We marched to Sunderland and thought it didn’t matter.”

Scholes also confirmed that Man City is the biggest r͟i͟v͟a͟l͟ to Man United, not Liverpool.

“Everything I knew growing up was that you were a fan of Man City or Man United. So maybe that’s why the game against Man City becomes more important. Liverpool is also a big game but my attention is always on Man City.”

Paul Scholes also shared about the classic Champions League goal against Barca in the semi-finals of 2008.

“It was a foul k͟i͟c͟k͟. The ball hits the outside of my foot. If you tried to k͟i͟c͟k͟ like that with a little light footing, it would fly off the pole and probably fly to the corner flagpole.

At that time, I just w͟a͟n͟t͟e͟d͟ to hit the target. When the ball came close to the keeper and spun to the right, I didn’t mean it. Impossible”.

If Man City is stripped of the Premier League titles from 2012 to 2018, the championship will not be awarded to Liverpool and MU. As in the case of Juventus being stripped of the 2004/05 and 2005/06 Serie A titles, following the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal, the Premier League will not award the title to the second-placed clubs.