Manchester City have denied accusations their players celebrated winning the Premier League with a chant relating to Liverpool fan Sean Cox or the Hillsborough tragedy.

A video emerged on social media appearing to show City players singing on their return flight from Brighton following the 4-1 win which secured the title ahead of Liverpool.

Reports suggested the players had changed the lyrics of Liverpool’s ‘Allez Allez Allez’ chant to ‘battered in the streets’.

A Manchester City statement insisted the song in question has been a regular chant during the 2018-19 season and refers to the 2018 UEFA Champions League final in Kiev.

Any suggestion that the lyrics relate to Sean Cox or the Hillsborough tragedy is entirely without foundation, the statement added.

Reports also suggested the song referred to City captain Vincent Kompany injuring Mohamed Salah earlier in the season.

(c) Sky News 2019: Manchester City deny accusations of inappropriate chant