FA investigates Erling Haaland’s intense actions in Manchester City vs. Tottenham match

Erling Haaland may be charged by the FA after he angrily confronted referee Simon Hooper during Sunday's disappointing 3-3 draw between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

Erling Haaland Could Face Fa Charges
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Erling Haaland is in hot water with the FA after strongly criticizing referee Simon Hooper following Manchester City’s dramatic six-goal showdown with Tottenham at the Etihad.

Haaland was furious when Hooper called a foul against him in added time, despite Jack Grealish being in a clear goal-scoring opportunity. Initially signalling to play on, Hooper then reversed his decision, leaving Haaland and his teammates shocked.

At the final whistle, Hooper was surrounded by players, with Haaland storming off the field after receiving a booking for his protest. Taking to social media, the Norwegian posted ‘WTF’, a move likely to draw a misconduct charge.

Guardiola chose not to openly criticize Hooper but admitted that the decision had sent him over the edge on the sidelines.

The Spaniard remarked, “I don’t want to criticise them (officials). On the touchline sometimes I lose my mind.”

‌”It’s hard when you review the image, the referee decides to blow the whistle after he has already said to play on. I do not understand this action. It’s a pity. Sometimes football is like life, you do not get what you deserve.”

“Even the referee – if he played for City today he would be disappointed for that action, that’s for sure.”

City’s failure to secure a win in three consecutive Premier League games, despite leading in all of them, hasn’t happened since 2009.

Tottenham managed to snatch a point thanks to Dejan Kulusevski’s 90th-minute equalizer, leveling the score at 3-3. Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou conceded that Hooper’s decision spared his team from a potential defeat.

However, he lauded his players’ resilience, stating, “We were lucky to be in it by half-time. City could have blown us away in that period.”

“City are an unbelievable team and there are times where you just have to hang on, like we did.”

“We stuck to our guns and our beliefs, and got our reward for that, which is great for the lads.”

Erling Haaland

Erling Håland



Age: 24

195 cm

87 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 1 2 Missed
Minutes 77 77.0 Avg
Goals 5 5.0 Avg
Assist 0 0.0 Avg
Attempt 0 0.0 Avg
Passes 23 23.079.0% AvgSucc
Yellow 0 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 14 times for 1206 minutes for Premier League.

Erling Haaland  scored 13 goals for Manchester City. He procured 4 assists. He received 1 yellow card and no red cards.

His team is currently 3rd in Premier League. In the last match Manchester City drew 3-3 against Tottenham Hotspur. The next match in Premier League will be against Aston Villa.

Manchester City performance and stats

Manchester City

Manager: Josep Guardiola i Sala
Rank 2nd
Win 18
Draw 5
Loss 3
Goals 59-26
Diff 33

Manchester City is currently 3rd in the Premier League with 30 points.

In the last 14 games, it has won 9 times, drawn 3 times, and lost twice. In its last match, Manchester City drawn 3-3 against Tottenham Hotspur.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 36 goals and conceding 16.​

Manchester City will play the next match in Premier League against Aston Villa on Wednesday 6th of December in Birmingham. The prediction is Manchester City winning the match.​