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Everton points deduction: will Manchester City get a penalty?

The Premier League side have been hit with a ten-point penalty. The decision could have implications for Man City’s 115 outstanding FFP charges.

Update:
Everton point deduction could affect Manchester City
ADAM VAUGHANEFE

Everton have received a 10-point deduction from the Premier League after being found guilty of breaching the league’s profit and sustainability rules.

The club released a statement saying that it was “both shocked and disappointed” by what it called a “wholly disproportionate and unjust” decision. The 10-point deduction sees the club slip to 19th in the table.

Earlier this year Everton’s case was referred to an independent commission after posting financial losses for a fifth successive year.

The club look set to fight the decision, saying: “Both the harshness and severity of the sanction imposed by the commission are neither a fair nor a reasonable reflection of the evidence submitted.”

Will Manchester City receive a point deduction?

Earlier this year the Premier League introduced new rules to help expediate the process of ruling on financial disciplinary cases. Clubs charged with typical financial breaches will receive a decision within 12 weeks, ensuring the punishments can be applied swiftly.

The the statement released on Friday, Everton wrote: “The club will also monitor with great interest the decisions made in any other cases concerning the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules.”

Manchester City have been under investigation for years and were hit with 115 formal charges in February 2023.
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Manchester City have been under investigation for years and were hit with 115 formal charges in February 2023.Getty Images

This looks to be a reference to the outstanding case of Manchester City, who were charged with 115 rule breaches in February. The Man City case covers is far bigger in scale and covers a longest time period. The Premier League allow the “most exceptional cases” to extend beyond the new 12-week deadline.

The Premier League have given no indication that the City case will be resolved in the near future and the club’s lawyers continue to contest the charges.

It is though that any punishment for Manchester City would be, as is the case for Everton, proactive. A potential point deduction would affect the team going forward and would not affect any of the titles won by Man City during the time period.

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