LONDON – Queens Park Rangers says it has accepted a misconduct charge for failing to control its players during a Premier League match against Manchester City.
Several QPR players had surrounded referee Mike Dean to question his decision to disallow striker Charlie Austin's goal after Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart had taken two touches to clear the ball with a free kick.
Speaking after the match, QPR manager Harry Redknapp said it was "a bit harsh" not to allow the goal but "if that's the rule then that's the rule."
QPR had twice led against the defending champions before a late strike from Sergio Aguero saw the game finish 2-2 at Loftus Road on Nov. 8.
The club was also fined 20,000 pounds by the Football Association.