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Report claims Man City could be forced to play in League Two

Report claims Man City could be forced to play in League Two as well as receive a points deduction for breaching financial fair play rules.

This comes after they were banned yesterday by UEFA from European club competitions for two seasons and handed a €30m (£25m) fine for overstating its sponsorship revenue in accounts submitted between 2012 and 2016, adding that the club “failed to cooperate in the investigation”.

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The news is huge for those battling in and around fifth place in the Premier League table such as Wolves, Everton, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea Man Utd and Sheffield United, but the ruling could also have a knock-on effect on Man City’s status.

A club has to supply information to get a Premier League license, information which would have had to be the same as that given to UEFA.

High-level sources have told The Independent that this will force the Premier League to act because of their own licensing which follows on from UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.

The paper reports that Premier League committees had already discussed possible punishments for City if they were handed a ban by UEFA, with a points deduction now seen as “highly likely”.

City will be fighting to overturn the ban, however various reports claim this wouldn’t be the case with any Premier League punishment because of the specific situation.

The English Football League recently changed its rules, according to the Daily Star, so that any club found in such a situation would apparently be bumped down to League Two.

Make of that what you will but it hasn’t stopped fans take to Twitter to mock the report claims that Man City could be forced to play in League Two…

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