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Palace handed one-point deduction

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have been deducted one point by the Football League for fielding an ineligible player in their clash with Sheffield United on 3 May.

The Eagles introduced Rui Fonte as a 55th-minute substitute despite his loan deal from Arsenal having expired.

The League's independent Football Disciplinary Commission also fined the club £20,000, of which £15,000 is suspended for one full season.

It means Palace finish on 56 points but remain 15th in the Championship.



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