The Premier League has charged Manchester City with more than 100 breaches of its financial rules following a four-year investigation.
It has referred the club to an independent commission over alleged rule breaches between 2009 and 2018.
It also accused City of not co-operating since the investigation started in December 2018.
City said they were “surprised” by the charges and are supported by a “body of irrefutable evidence”.
The commission can impose punishments ranging from a fine and points deduction to expulsion from the Premier League.