Bristol City charged for conduct of players during Aston Villa defeat
Last Updated: 17/04/19 5:08pm
Bristol City have been charged for the conduct of their players during last weekend's defeat to Sky Bet Championship playoff rival Aston Villa.
City's players reacted furiously when Villa were awarded a penalty early in the second half for a Jack Hunt foul on Connor Hourihane.
Abraham converted the penalty to give Villa the lead, before Hourihane added a second as Villa held on for a 2-1 victory.
"Bristol City FC has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20 following the EFL Championship fixture against Aston Villa on Saturday," said an FA statement released on Wednesday.
"It is alleged the club failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 53rd minute."
City are already facing a £5,000 fine having had six players booked during the game, and will face an even larger one if found guilty of the charge.
The victory took fifth-place Villa four points clear of City, who are a position below them in the final play-off spot but have a game in hand on both Villa and seventh-placed Middlesbrough.