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Why Everton have been given points back on appeal after initial punishment

Ash Rose
Why Everton have been given points back on appeal after initial punishmentDAZN

Everton fans were today boosted by the news that their appeal against their ten-point Premier League deduction was successful. 

The Premier League confirmed the club have had the deduction reduced to six points, which has lifted Sean Dyche's men up to 15th in the table, five points off the bottom three. 

Why were Everton docked ten points?

Everton were deducted 10 points by the Premier League in November, after breaching profit and sustainability rules (PSR) in the three-year period to 2021-22. 

These rules state that English top-flight clubs are permitted to lose a maximum of £105m in a three-year spell, or £35m per season, but Everton recorded losses of £125m over three years and were charged by the Premier League. 

As a result the ten points were docked - the biggest points sanction in Premier League history. 

How did they win on appeal?

The club appealed the decision, and in a Premier League statement, they declared a three-person appeal board concluded that the independent commission which imposed the 10-point ban "made legal errors" on two grounds and said the commission was "wrong" to punish Everton for being "less than frank" over what it told the Premier League about its new stadium debt.

Therefore, the points deduction was reduced to six points. 

What about the second charge against the club?

Everton are facing an additional charge for alleged breaches in the three-year period to the end of 2022-23, which is to be heard on 8 April - just six games from the end of the season. 

Both the Toffees and Nottingham Forest who are also being charged could still face further points deductions before the end of the campaign. 

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