While manager Pep Guardiola is still hurting following the loss of wonderkid Gabriel Jesus to injury, Manchester City have been fined £35,000 after admitting a breach of the Football Association’s anti-doping rules, the governing body has said.
Clubs are required to provide accurate details of training sessions and player whereabouts so they are available for testing at all times.
City failed to ensure their information was accurate on three occasions. It is understood the information was not updated following a change to training routines, according to BBC Sports.
The punishment was imposed following an independent regulatory commission hearing, with the club also warned about future conduct.
Manchester City last month accepted a Football Association anti-doping charge after failing to notify officials of player whereabouts for drugs testing.
Clubs are required to provide accurate details of training sessions and player whereabouts so that they are available for testing at all times.