Premier League docks Portsmouth nine points
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 18:05
London: Portsmouth face almost certain relegation from the Premier League after being docked nine points on Wednesday for going into administration last month.

The debt-laden south coast club are the first Premier League team to suffer a points penalty for entering administration. They now have just 10 points and are 17 points adrift of the safety zone with just nine games remaining.

"Following the High Court's decision that Portsmouth FC's administration is valid the Premier League Board convened today to apply the League's rules and policies in relation to a member club suffering an event of insolvency," a League statement said.

"As a result Portsmouth FC has been deducted nine points with immediate effect."

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First Published: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 18:05

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