Everton docked two points for second financial breach

Everton have been deducted two points for a second breach of Premier League financial rules. Profit and sustainability rules (PSR) permit clubs to lose £105m over three years and an independent commission found Everton breached that by £16.6m for the three-year period to 2022-23. They drop one place to 16th and are now two points above the relegation zone.

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Dramatic draw with Man United dents Liverpool’s title hopes

Manchester United and Liverpool played out a sensational 2-2 draw at Old Trafford as Jurgen Klopp’s side missed the chance to reclaim top spot in the Premier League. Luis Diaz put Liverpool ahead in a one-sided first half during which they had 16 shots to United’s zero but Bruno Fernandes levelled in brilliant style when he pounced on Jarell Quansah’s poor pass to beat the stranded Caoimhin Kelleher from 50 yards out.

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Arsenal go top with win over lowly Luton

Arsenal overcame the absence of Bukayo Saka to move back to the top of the Premier League table with victory over struggling Luton at Emirates Stadium. Leading scorer Saka was missing after suffering a knock against Manchester City at the weekend, but Mikel Arteta’s much-changed side did enough to rout their hard-working opponents and move back above Liverpool at the summit.

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Calvert-Lewin penalty rescues draw for Everton at Newcastle

Dominic Calvert-Lewin converted a late penalty as Everton gained a vital point in their battle to avoid relegation with a draw at Europe-chasing Newcastle. Alexander Isak gave the hosts a 15th-minute lead when he collected Harvey Barnes’ ball over the visiting defence, cut inside Jarrad Branthwaite and calmly slotted past Jordan Pickford. The visitors were handed a late lifeline as Paul Dummett had his arm around Ashley Young’s neck and wrestled him to the ground with Calvert-Lewin converting the spot kick.

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Everton’s Premier League points deduction reduced to six on appeal

Everton’s penalty for breaching Premier League financial rules has been reduced from 10 points to six after an appeal. The club were immediately docked 10 points in November for breaking profit and sustainability rules (PSR) in the three-year period to 2021-22. The reduction lifts them from 17th to 15th, although the club is facing another possible points deduction.

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