After being handed a major defeat by city rivals Manchester United, City’s title defense has taken a massive turn. Pep Guardiola’s men are seeded in the second spot behind Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, as the gap between the two clubs has risen up to 8 points.
The Premier League giants would look to return to their winning form against their North London rival. A win against Tottenham would help the Sky Blues restore their lost form and pride considering they have been knocked out of the EFL Cup and have fallen behind in the title race.
Although history lies in Spurs' favoravour, it's not the first time that a Pep Guardiola-managed team is facing adversity that can't be overturned. Man City has all the arsenal in their game that could help them defeat Conte's men, especially in their own backyard.
Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspurs have themselves had a rollercoaster ride in the Premier League this summer. The team has brushed aside their opponents on some days but has been handed major heartbreaks on others.
Although the recent history between the two teams would serve as the silver lining for the Italian manager. Conte has gotten his opposite manager’s number in the recently conducted encounters between the two teams.
And being just a spot away from the Champions League section, the Lillywhites will leave no stone unturned at the Etihad.
The Premier League holders face Wolves next on the 22nd of January before hosting the high-flying Gunner’s outfit on the 28th of January in the 4th Round of the FA Cup. Pep Guardiola’s men then travel to London to compete with Antonio Conte’s men once again on the 5th of February.
Tottenham Hotspurs travel to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham on the 24th of January before facing Preston North in the FA Cup on the 28th of January. Spurs face their opposition from today’s night once again on the 5th of February at home.
Manchester City completed a sensational comeback to defeat Tottenham 4-2 at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday.
Two goals in three minutes at the end of the first half from Dejan Kulusevski and Emerson Royal put Spurs 2-0 up against the reigning champions, who were booed off the pitch by some of their home fans.
There was a flat atmosphere after the restart, but City soon changed that, Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland scoring a goal each for the home side in the space of just two minutes.
Riyad Mahrez, who had been at the heart of both of City's first two goals, swept a finish beneath Hugo Lloris to put Pep Guardiola's men ahead just past the hour mark shortly after Ivan Perisic saw a shot deflected off the crossbar.
The brilliant Algerian scored his second late on to end Spurs' resistance, dinking a clever finish over Hugo Lloris after a mistake from Clement Lenglet.
Spurs were substantially better early on here than they were against Arsenal last time out, although there was little by way of incident until the closing stages of the half.
Ederson's pass played Rodri into trouble and Kulusevski pounced, winning the ball just inside the box and firing beneath the City keeper. And suddenly, it was 2-0, Kane's challenging Rodri successfully and blasting the ball at Ederson, giving Emerson Royal an easy headed finish on the rebound.
City players were booed off by some of the home fans at halftime — a strange experience for most of these players under Guardiola — but whether it was the crowd's anger or the manager's wrath, they were certainly fired up after the restart.
They gave Spurs a taste of their own medicine with two quick-fire goals, with Mahrez at the heart of both. His run and Cross towards Ilkay Gundogan forced a scramble in the box from which Alvarez swept home, and Mahrez then nodded Rodri's ball to Haaland to head in the equaliser.
Moments after Perisic's shot deflected off Rico Lewis and onto the woodwork, Mahrez made it 3-2, racing away from the Spurs wing-back before rifling a shot that took a slight deflection as it beat Lloris at the near post.
Antonio Conte's visitors did not manage another shot on target but Mahrez capped a glorious second-half performance with his second goal, chipping a finish over the onrushing Lloris after substitute Lenglet miscontrolled the ball.
92 + 3 mins: Spurs are having one more go here, but it's all a bit forlorn. There's only around 90 seconds left.
90th min: MAN CITY MAKE IT 4-2! It's the brilliant Riyad Mahrez who surely kills the game! Clement Lenglet makes a horrible job of controlling a long ball and Mahrez nicks it off him before clipping a finish over the onrushing Hugo Lloris.
89th min: Pep Guardiola is getting agitated on the touchline. Spurs have started to look more threatening, but Harry Kane's whipped cross just now is claimed well by Ederson ahead of Son Heung-min. We're approaching injury time, for which Ruben Dias will come on for City.
85th min: Great challenge, Cristian Romero! Riyad Mahrez looked to have slid Erling Haaland through on goal, but Romero stood up well and eased the striker off the ball fairly. It's City doing all the attacking, though.
82nd min: Has Richarlison got away with one, there? A deep corner picks out Rodri at the far post, and his header comes off the Spurs forward's outstretched arm. There was very little distance between the players and Richarlison had his back turned, but that was certainly a case of his arm making his body bigger. Still, VAR says play on.
80th min: Richarlison is on for Tottenham, who have got to go for broke now. City spring a quick attack from Ederson's long ball, Riyad Mahrez looks to find Julian Alvarez, but Eric Dier and Ryan Sessegnon get across to cover.
74th min: Spurs break well and Jack Grealish is a bit overzealous in trying to win it back, and ends up playing the ball off Manuel Akanji and into Harry Kane's path. He plays it through to Son Heung-min, but Spurs. No.7 hesitates and the chance is gone.
70th min: Ivan Perisic, who's had a pretty decisive few minutes in terms of City's comeback, has gone off for Ryan Sessegnon. Spurs win a cheap free-kick off Ilkay Gundogan in a promising position, and Son Heung-min tries a clever short one to Harry Kane, but he miscontrols it and is penalised for handball.
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RIYAD MAHREZZZZZZZ 😱😱😱 Manchester City have turned it around! 2-0 down at half-time. Up 3-2 within 18 minutes after the break. This is unbelievable. Do not take your eyes off this game!
54th min: MAN CITY ARE LEVEL! Erling Haaland makes it 2-2! Riyad Mahrez lays the ball back to Rodri and makes a run into the box. Rodri's ball over the top is spot on, Mahrez nods it across goal, and Haaland heads it in from point-blank range. That's two goals in two minutes for City, who have improved immeasurably since the break.
AND JUST LIKE THAT MAN CITY ARE LEVEL!! 🤯🔥
49th min: Julian Alvarez tries a shot from outside the box, but it's nowhere near Hugo Lloris' goal. The Etihad is very, very quiet; it certainly doesn't sound like the City fans believe in a comeback. For now...
HT: Before tonight, Tottenham had scored one first-half goal in the league since November 1. That was the worst record in the division, alongside Southampton. No wonder Pep Guardiola is keeping his players in the dressing room for as long as possible...
WOW!! A QUICKFIRE SPURS DOUBLE!! 😲
TOTTENHAM SCORE TWO IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE 🤯 Manchester City have been completely rocked on the stroke of half-time. The Etihad is silent.
44th min: GOAL FOR SPURS! Oh, Ederson, what have you done? City's keeper plays a short pass to Rodri but it's a poor one. The midfielder tries to turn the ball wide but it goes straight to Dejan Kulusevski, who fires a low finish past the goalkeeper from inside the box.
43rd min: Two chances for Erling Haaland! Firstly, the striker gets in behind the Spurs defence but Hugo Lloris comes out to block at his feet as the Norwegian just failed to get control of the ball. Then, Lloris comes and fails to reach a Riyad Mahrez cross from the right, but Haaland can only head over the bar.
39th min: Good save, Hugo Lloris! Rico Lewis strikes from the edge of the box and it deflects off Son Heung-min's foot. Lloris reacted well, saving low to his left. That was a similar effort to the one from Martin Odegaard that got past him in the derby.
36th min: Chance for Son Heung-min! Spurs work it to the left-hand side and Ben Davies clips a cross towards the far post. Son meets it but his header glances off Nathan Ake and it's a comfortable save for Ederson. Ake has been the most important player in this half.
32nd min: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is booked for catching Rico Lewis on the ankle. The fans are getting frustrated with some of Spurs' disruptive play without the ball, but City have so far no looked particularly threatening. Hugo Lloris and Ederson remain untested.
27th min: Ivan Perisic teases a cross towards Harry Kane, who's waiting for a volley, but Nathan Ake adjusts well to nod it behind for a corner. Spurs work the ball to Emerson Royal 25 yards out, but his shot is... not close.
25th min: Jack Grealish races back to tackle Son Heung-min and prevent a Spurs break. The home fans give him a huge cheer — that could've been a two-on-one for the visitors, and Grealish had to get there.
21st min: Brilliant block from Eric Dier to deny Julian Alvarez after a decent move down the left from City. Riyad Mahrez then takes out Dejan Kulusevski to stop a Tottenham break and gets the first yellow card of the game (and of his league season).
18th min: Harry Kane spins in behind the City defence and flashes a shot into the side-netting. He was comfortably offside, but that was a warning for the hosts. This is definitely much better from Spurs compared to the first half against Arsenal.
14th min: Riyad Mahrez lines up a free-kick from 30 yards out but sticks it straight in the wall. This game hasn't got going yet.
10th min: Half a chance for Erling Haaland there! He's picked out unmarked at the far post from a corner but seems quite tentative in his volley, and it deflects behind. It seemed like he could've put his foot through that one.
5th min: At the moment, Jack Grealish is playing centrally behind the City front two, with Riyad Mahrez in a middle three. You'd suspect that could (will) change as the game goes on. Spurs have started well here in possession, but there have been no chances yet.
KO: Here we go! Spurs get us underway under the Etihad Stadium lights.
10 mins before KO: What are we predicting for tonight, then? There's just about time to take in our betting preview, if you're looking for inspiration...
40 mins before KO: That's quite the call from Pep Guardiola to go with Erling Haaland AND Julian Alvarez. Exactly how that lineup will work is something we'll see shortly. It's certainly a very strong bench if anything goes wrong.
1 hr before KO: The team news is in, and it's interesting from City's perspective! John Stones is back at the heart of defence alongside Manuel Akanji, with Nathan Ake moving to left-back and young Rico Lewis on the right.
In attack, Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland both start, presumably with Alvarez in a deeper role. Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish provide the support, while Kevin De Bruyne is only on the bench.
🔵 𝐓𝐄𝐀𝐌 𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒 🔵 XI | Ederson, Lewis, Stones, Akanji, Ake, Rodrigo, Gundogan (C), Grealish, Mahrez, Alvarez, Haaland
As for Spurs, Emerson Royal and Ivan Perisic look to be playing as the wing-backs tonight. Rodrigo Bentancur returns in midfield alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
1 hr 30 mins before KO: We've got quite the striker duel lined up for tonight: Erling Haaland, the man threatening to break new goalscoring ground in the Premier League, against Harry Kane, the man who could've been lining up for the champions had previous transfer plans come to fruition.
Two great strikers meet in Manchester 🔥
John Stones is back at the heart of defence to partner Manuel Akanji, with Nathan Ake moving to left-back and youngster Rico Lewis on the right.
Jack Grealish scored City's goal at Old Trafford after coming on as a substitute and he is rewarded with a start. Interestingly, Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland are both in the first XI, with Kevin De Bruyne on the bench. It's likely a 4-2-3-1 or 4-2-4 for City.
Rodrigo Bentancur returns in midfield alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Lucas Moura remains sidelined by a heel issue and Richarlison starts on the bench. Ivan Perisic and Emerson Royal come in as wing-backs.
This Premier League match will be played at Etihad Stadium. Here's how you can watch all the action in some of the major global territories.
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Erik ten Hag insisted he was impressed with the output shown by Wout Weghorst during his Manchester United debut.
Our newest January addition was given the nod from the off at Selhurst Park, where he was deployed as a sole striker and the main focal point of our attack.
Often seen dropping deep into tight pockets in and around the Eagles' backline, Weghorst's attempts to link up the play were soon rewarded, as Bruno Fernandes found time and space to lash home the opening goal just before the interval. As he reflected on our new no.27's first outing for the club, the boss acknowledged that it could take time to adapt to the demands of the Premier League again, after Weghorst's time on loan in Turkey.
Post-match, the boss discussed Weghorst's debut, McTominay's penalty claim and more at his media briefing...
''It is not easy,'' began Ten Hag, when asked during his post-match press conference how he assessed Wout's debut.
''To come into a team who is in a [good] run and has [developed] a way of how to play over seven or eight months.
Given Anthony Martial was declared unavailable for the Palace game by the manager, Weghorst's second appearance for the club could swiftly follow, against current league leaders Arsenal at the Emirates this weekend. ''I thought it was the best choice, as he has a profile of a number nine and I thought he did well,'' added Ten Hag, explaining why the striker started at Selhurst Park.
''He had good link-up play and he made a good run for the first goal with a front-post run by taking two players out. He helped Bruno [Fernandes] be free.
''Also in [the] pressing, you can see it was a good debut.''.
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It all started in the third minute when Leo Messi bagged the first of nine goals in a massively entertaining affair in Riyadh that at times was anything but friendly.
The game had everything, a missed penalty, a sending off, VAR intervention, nine goals and of course, two of the finest players of recent times as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi shared a pitch for possibly the last time.
The first half was played at a high tempo to the delight of the 68,000 fans at the King Fahd Stadium as Spaniard Bernat saw red for a professional foul in the 39th minute.
The dismissal seemed to spur PSG on and the French side doubled their lead just before the interval as Marquinhos steered home following a fine pass from Mbappé.
The second half began in the same frantic fashion as Sergio Ramos put PSG in front before Han headed Riyadh level. Just before both coaches made widespread changes, Mbappe had extended PSG's lead from the spot before Ekitike extended the lead for the visitors with the big names earning well earned breaks on the bench.
The best goal of the night came in the last minute as Brazilian Talisca drove home from the edge of the box to bring the curtain down on a hugely entertaining 90 minutes of action.
A fine finish from Anderson Talisca in stoppage time made it 4-5 on the night.
This could be the last time... an embrace for all they have achieved between them.
It was only a friendly but Cristiano made sure he congratulated the winners after the game, hugs for Mbappé and Messi after the nine-goal rollercoaster ride in Riyadh.
PSG's Carlos Soler, magnificently megged by you know who.
PSG were ahead after just three minutes, Neymar's dink over the top found Messi, who squeezed the ball past Spanish keeper David Ospina. 0-1.
All eyes were on Messi and Cristiano from the moment the two teams stepped out onto the pitch. Would they greet one another? How would they react? The Portuguese forward did approach Messi moments before kick-off, smiled and said something but appeared to avoid direct eye contact...
Goals from Messi, Marquinhos,Leo Messi, Mbappe, Ramos and Ekitike were enough for the Ligue 1 side to prevail and secure the 2022 Riyadh Season Cup against a combined XI of Al Hilal and Al Nassr players.
That's it ...the whistle sounds and PSG win 4-5.
Great entertainment in Riyadh and a privilege to see Ronaldo and Messi in action together.
Gooool ..Talisco with a late consolation for Riyadh but what a finish from the Brazilian... one of the finest of the night.
Four minutes of time will be added on.
Into the final minute of the 90 and the second half has failed to match the first 45' in terms of sheer excitement and enjoyment but this game has surpassed any expectations with many fearing it would be a tepid affair with little or no sparkle.
And every bit as importantly, there have been no injuries with CR7 sporting a bruised cheek after the Keylor Navas punch.
The Riyadh side will face CAF Champions League winners Wydad (Morocco) in the second round game.
Free for Riyadh and a great chance here for the home side with Talisca firing just over the crossbar.
Less than ten minutes remaining here in Riyadh. The game naturally a little disjointed now after a series of substitutes from both teams and the game now looks beyond the Riyadh Season XI.
Salem wins a corner for the home side as they continue to press.
The ball eventually falls into the arms of the PSG keeper.
Despite the swathe of changes, there is still plenty of pace and tempo to the game as Riyadh look for a way back.
Don't forget that PSG have been playing with ten men since the 39th minute when Bernat was given his marching orders.
Cheeky from Vitinha as he spots the keeper off his line and from distance tries an audacious lob but the Saudi No.1 tracks back and gathers.
All the big PSG guns (Messi, Neymar and Mbappe) now on the bench as head coach Galtier uses the game as an opportunity to field some of the younger players.
Ali Al-Boleahi shoots as he looks to amend his handball that lead to the PSG spot kick and goal for Mbappe.
Tame shot and easy for Donnarumma to gather with the Italian replacing Navas.
Messi too is taken off with a series of switches taking place from both teams.
Ronaldo is taken off with the stadium on their feet to pay tribute to the Portuguese great.
Jang draws Riyadh level with a fine header at the near post.
Mbappe with the assist and a fine finish from the man from Seville who is alert and stabs the ball home.
What a strike from Mbappe as the striker cuts in and drives an excellent fight footed shot that Al Owais tips over.
Navas saves again and keeps the score at 2-2.
We're underway in Riyadh and there have been a few switches for the home side.
El Muñeco Gallardo coaching the home side tonight.
The teams take to the pitch again at the King Fahd. Mbappe is back as is Neymar and Messi.
CR7 too back on the pitch.
I imagine the second half will see a series of widespread changes for both teams and we may even see the likes of Messi, CR7, Neymar etc subbed.
So, it's been a hugely enjoyable 45 minutes of football.
It's a friendly, we all get that but it certainly doesn't feel like one of those tepid pre-season affairs where neither team puts in a tackle.
It's been robust and PSG seem to have been incensed to see Bernat get his marching orders.
What a game this is ... ok, we know it's only a friendly but you could not want more goal mouth action or entertainment...
Actually, it was a shocking penalty from Neymar.
Riyadh have a dangerous free and it's going to be Ronaldo.
The trademark approach... the Portuguese strikes....drives the ball into the wall.
The Brazilian shapes, shoots right footed and the effort is saved by Al Owais.
Final minute of the half and PSG seem fired up by the Bernat sending off as they up the tempo.
Neymar appeals for a spot kick as he seemed to be clipped Ali Al-Boleahi.
43rd minute goal as the Brazilian latches onto a sweet assist from Mbappe.
The ten men take the lead.
Salem Al Dawsari breaking free is scythed down by the Spaniard and PSG are down to ten men.
Bernat is out of the game.
Fine sport kick from CR7 as Navas guesses well but the power of the spot kick was too much as the Riyadh Season XI draw level.
CR7 to take ....
Navas full of apologies as play is held up.
The Qatari ref awards a penalty.
Al Nassr are in action next Sunday in the SPL as they face Ettifaq at home. It's anticipated that we'll see the first of Ronaldo in the yellow shirt of his new side as his side now trail Al Ittihad (Nuno's side in the Saudi Pro League standings.
Golllllllll. Mbappe finds the net...but wait .... the flag is up and the goal won't stand.... Yes... ruled out.
PSG go close again as Mohammed Khalil Al Owais makes a fine save (with his feet) as Messi and Neymar threatened. Unorthodox but effective from the Saudi stopper.
Certainly would appear that the 68,000 fans packed inside the King Fahd are getting decent value for money.
PSG are in action next on Monday as they face lower league side Pays de Cassel in the Round of 32 of the French Cup, that game has been put back to Monday.
Much better from the Saudi XI now as PSG sit deep.
Some trickery from CR7 there as he nutmegs PSG man Carlos Soler with a back heel and then picks up the ball himself.
Looks like David Ospina will not be manning the sticks as we still await kick-off.... now eight minutes past the scheduled slot but, hey, it's a friendly game as the Saudi national anthem belts out of the stadium PA.
The Riyadh Season XI wearing grey shirts and shorts this evening.
Pre-game protocol greetings with smiles all round from the players with a mellow vibe surrounding the game.
The players are in the tunnel as Cristiano and Sergio Ramos greet one another .... respect all round from these professionals as the teams take to the pitch led by Ronaldo and PSG captain Marquinhos.
It's a very fresh evening in the Saudi capital tonight with a brisk 12C/54F at kick-off. Fans wrapped up in scarves and hooded tops very much the order of the evening for the supporters here tonight.
A packed house at the King Fahd Stadium and all the fans looking for that first time when Messi and CR7 appear together.
Fans of Al Hilal, Al Nassr apparent in the stands, a few PSG shirts spotted to along with quite a presence of the sky and white Argentina shirts.
Cristiano Ronaldo leads the line for the Al Hilal and Al Nassr combined XI.
David Ospina is in the sticks despite suffering an injury last weekend in the SPL game against Al Shabab.
The Ligue 1 side fielding what could be deemed as a strong XI for the exhibition game.
This is the possible starting line-up for the French side ahead of tonight's game in Riyadh.
Using the build-up to tonight's exhibition game in Riyadh, the Parisian side have unveiled their new fourth kit which is a striking black jersey which pays tribute to the city of light. The black colour recalls the nights of the big games at the Parc des Princes and this shirt will get its debut this evening at the King Fahd Stadium.
Saudi capital Riyadh will take centre stage once again after hosting Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup final between Real Madrid and Barcelona and Wednesday night’s Supercoppa Italiana. On Thursday, a sold-out King Fahd Stadium will be the setting a friendly game between Paris Saint-Germain and a Riyadh Season XI (which will be composed of players from locals sides Al Hilal and Al Nassr) with the game also probably set to be the last time two legends of the game in Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo take to the same pitch together after their previous 36 head-to-head meetings.
Gallardo posted a short video on social media on 5 January stating that he would be in charge of picking Riyadh Season: “Hello, I’m Marcelo Gallardo and I want to let you know that on 19 January I’m going to manage Riyadh Season, which will be made up of players from Al Hilal and Al Nassr against Paris Saint-Germain. I’ll see you there soon.
In total, the global superstars have met in 36 matches head-to-head, with Messi ending up on the winning side in 16 of those and Ronaldo in 11.
The Argentine also leads the scoring ranking, having netted 22 goals in those 36 games, with Ronaldo converting 21 times.
And the last time the players met saw Cristiano Ronaldo have the last laugh, scoring two penalties to help Juventus to a 3-0 win in December 2020 in a Champions League clash.
Both superstars will meet again on the pitch, as businessman Mushraf al Ghamdi leaves money for charity.
Paris Saint-Germain head into this game in something of a crisis, relatively-speaking. Christotphe Galtier’s side have seen their lead at the top of Ligue 1, which they are expected to win at a canter, cut to just three points as a result of back-to-back away defeats at the hands of Lens and Rennes. Presnel Kimpembé missed the World Cup due to injury and remains on the sidelines, while Marco Verratti and Nuno Mendes won’t be risked. Kylian Mbappé started the defeat to Rennes on the bench but, with Galtier likely to rest players in PSG’s next game in the Coupe de France against sixth-tier side Pays de Cassel, the French superstar should play from the off in Riyadh.
The Riyadh Season All Stars will be made up of a mix of players from Ronaldo’s Al Nassr and Al Hilal, the most decorated club in Saudi Arabia and indeed Asia, having won 65 trophies in their 65-year history. The Portuguese will obviously be the star attraction and it was confirmed on Monday that he would captain the side. But who else is set to play for them? Fellow ex-Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo may start alongside Ronaldo up front, while former Villarreal and Marseille defender Álvaro González, Brazilian winger Matheus Pereira and forward Mousa Marega, formerly of Porto, are other well-known names who could feature.
Saudi Arabian midfielder Salem Al-Dawsari, who hit the headlines thanks to a superb World Cup goal against Messi’s Argentina, is also in contention to play. Former River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo will select and coach the team.
Kick off in Riyadh looms...
The game has captivated the imagination of many with fans around the world anxious to see the two greats together, possibly for the last time in this exhibition game to celebrate the Riyadh Season cultural programme in the Saudi capital.
Cristiano has been named as captain of the Riyadh team which will features stars from Riyadh based teams Al Nassr and Al Hilal and it's anticipated that Messi will participate in some part of the game.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage as the Cristiano Ronaldo captained Riyadh Season XI face Paris-Saint Germain at the King Fahd Stadium in the Saudi capital.
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Ademola Lookman got a brace as Atalanta thrashed Spezia 5-2 in the Coppa Italia at the Bergamo on Thursday.
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Arsenal haver been hit with a £40,000 fine for failing to control their players during the FA Cup third round tie at Oxford United earlier this month.
Gunners players surrounded referee David Coote and appealed for handball in the 34th minute of the match at the Kassam Stadium when a shot from Albert Sambi Lokonga was blocked by Elliott Moore.
Coote pointed for a corner, but was immediately confronted by the angry visiting players.
VAR was not in use at the League One club's ground due to the facilities not being supported.
An FA statement read: "Arsenal FC has been fined £40,000 after its players surrounded a match official during The Fa Cup tie against Oxford United FC on Monday 9 January 2023.
"Arsenal FC denied an allegation from the The FA that the club had failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 34th minute, the club also requested a hearing.
The charge also comes after the Gunners were charged for a similar offence following their Premier League game at home to Newcastle on January 3.
On that occasion they surrounded referee Andy Madley after he failed to award a penalty for what they saw as a handball by Jacob Murphy in the closing stages of the Premier League clash at the Emirates.
They were also fined £40,000 for the incident.
The FA's statement then said: ""Arsenal FC has been fined £40,000 for breaching FA Rule E20.1 during its Premier League fixture against Newcastle United FC on Tuesday 3 January 2023.
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Arsenal have been fined £40,000 by the FA for failing to control their players in their FA Cup third round meeting with Oxford. The incident in question occurred in the 34th minute of the clash after Albert Sambi Lokonga saw his shot blocked by Elliott Moore, with multiple pleas arriving from Arsenal stars that it was with his arm which saw referee David Coote surrounded by Arsenal players.
The Gunners were made aware of these charges on January 12, 2023 with the FA deeming rule E20.1 had been breached during the tie against Oxford in the FA Cup on Monday 9 January 2023.
The FA have now released a statement, via a spokesperson on Twitter, detailing their punishment: "Arsenal FC has been fined £40,000 after its players surrounded a match official during the FA Cup tie against Oxford United FC on Monday 9 January 2023.
"Arsenal FC denied an allegation from the FA that the club had failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 34th minute and the club also requested a hearing.
Arsenal went on to win the encounter 3-0, setting up a mouth-watering fourth round tie against Manchester City, before that though the Gunners will take on Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.
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Manchester United are back in the capital on Sunday for the crucial clash against Premier League leaders Arsenal.
The Reds dropped two points at Crystal Palace in a hastily arranged midweek fixture, frustratingly conceding an injury-time equaliser, but remain in good form heading into the Emirates Stadium showdown.
As the only side to beat the Gunners in the division this term, Erik ten Hag hopes the absence of suspended star Casemiro can be overcome as United chase a victory that would really shake things up at the top of the table.
There are many possibilities for replacing Casemiro - Fred and Scott McTominay came off the bench at Selhurst Park, while the boss could even ponder a switch to a five-man defence with so many strong options available in that area.
Wout Weghorst made his debut on Wednesday, with Anthony Martial injured, and Diogo Dalot also remained sidelined, along with long-term absentee Donny van de Beek.
Jack Butland is eligible again, although he has yet to make the bench since signing on loan from Palace, and Fred is no longer under risk of a ban, as the next threshold is 10 yellow cards.
Jadon Sancho was pictured back in training at Carrington on Thursday.
Striker Gabriel Jesus is still missing for the high-flying Gunners, after suffering a knee injury, but Academy product Eddie Nketiah has been deputising impressively for the Brazil international.
The only other concerns for Mikel Arteta would appear to be Mohamed Elneny and Reiss Nelson.
William Saliba and Bukayo Saka came through the north London derby win over Tottenham without picking up a booking that would have incurred a one-match ban for this game.
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Juventus will hope to put the 5-1 drubbing to Napoli behind them when they face Monza in the Round of 16 of the Coppa Italia.
The hosts were the runners-up in last year's Coppa Italia final, where they were beaten by Inter, failing to win a single piece of silverware in the 2021-22 season.
Monza are the underdogs in this contest, which goes without saying. But their shock win against the Bianconeri in Serie A four months ago would certainly boost their morale.
They could also take advantage of Juventus' worst defeat in three decades as their defence was torn apart to shreds to probably all but end any hopes of winning the Serie A this season.
After collecting just a solitary point in their first six games, the Biancorossi sit in 13th place in the Serie A table, 12 points away from danger. Their previous two games in the Coppa Italia were close affairs as they eliminated Frosinone and Udinese with a 3-2 scoreline.
Juventus will return to Serie A action on Sunday, 22nd January, to host Atalanta, followed by the return fixture against tonight's opponents Monza on 29th January.