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Everton given new points deduction in Premier League survival setback

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Everton have been hit with a further two-point deduction by the Premier League for a breach of their profitability and sustainability rules (PSR). This latest punishment comes after the club admitted to a breach of £16.6m during a three-day hearing in front of an independent commission last month. Everton, who have already been penalized with a 10-point deduction earlier this season, will appeal this decision.

Everton’s Ongoing Financial Woes

The financial struggles at Everton have continued with the latest two-point deduction imposed by the Premier League. This comes after the club admitted to breaching the PSR rules by £16.6m. The additional penalty drops Everton down to 16th in the table, just two points clear of the relegation zone.

Club’s Response and Fan Support

In response to the ruling, Everton has expressed their commitment to working closely with the league on all matters related to PSR. The club expressed concern over the inconsistency in the application of points deductions by different commissions. Everton also thanked the Fan Advisory Board and other fan groups for their support and patience during this challenging time.

Premier League’s Statement

The Premier League, in a statement, reiterated the significance of upholding the PSR rules and justified the need for a sporting sanction in the case of Everton’s breach. The independent commission heard evidence and arguments from the club before determining the appropriate sanction of a two-point deduction. This decision will take immediate effect, further complicating Everton’s position in the league standings.

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