Manchester City have been fined 30,000 euros (£24,740) by UEFA for delaying the start of the second half of their Europa League last 16 first leg with Sporting Lisbon last month, European football's governing body have confirmed.
City were punished by UEFA's disciplinary committee for returning late to the field following half-time in the March 8 match at the Jose Alvalade stadium, which Sporting won 1-0.
A UEFA spokesman confirmed they had informed City of the punishment and that the Barclays Premier League side had three days to appeal against the fine.
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