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Everton have withdrawn their points deduction appeal after securing top-flight status in the Premier League

A string of home wins against Brentford, Liverpool and Nottingham Forest last month guaranteed Everton’s place in the Premier League. They play their final home game of the season at Goodison Park against Sheffield United on Saturday.

Everton have dropped their appeal against a two-point deduction for breaches of Premier League financial rules. After an independent panel found the Toffees had breached profit and sustainability rules (PSR) by £16.6m in the three-year period leading up to 2022-23, the team were slapped with two points.

Everton withdraw the appeal

The appeal was scheduled for next week and a decision was expected to be made before the final game of the season against Arsenal on May 19. In February, the Toffees’ 10-point deduction for PSR breaches over the three-year period ending in 2021-22 was dropped to six points on appeal.

A string of home wins against Brentford, Liverpool and Nottingham Forest last month guaranteed Everton’s place in the Premier League. They play their final home game of the season at Goodison Park against Sheffield United on Saturday.

Independent commission reduced deduction points

The independent commission said the Premier League’s starting point for any PSR sanction was a five-point deduction in written reasons for Everton’s latest deduction. However, he admitted that it should be reduced to two points because of the overlap in the years that were assessed in the two club cases.

More deduction points on cards?

While there is no deadline for resolving the interest cost issue linked to the construction of the team’s new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, the Merseyside club may be subject to an additional points deduction.

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