From Manchester United to Leeds United: 15 English clubs to suffer a points deduction - and why

After talk of Blackpool's potential 12-point deduction, we've taken a look at the history books to see which other English clubs have been issued with a points deduction.

Thursday, 11th April 2019, 3:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th April 2019, 3:54 pm
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From Manchester United to Leeds United, here are 15 English clubs to suffer a points deduction - and why. Click and scroll through the pages to see some interesting discoveries.

Preston were deducted one-point in 1973 for fielding an ineligible player in Dave Carrick. His registration hadn't been endorsed by the Football League at the time of his Preston debut against Oxford.
The Stags were found guilty of fielding an unregistered player, Colin Calderwood, who was making his debut in their match at Crewe in March 1982.

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Blackpool argued they had registered new signing John Butler in time for his debut, however a two-point deduction was implemented under the ineligible player rule in 1982.
Arsenal's Nigel Winterburn and Manchester United's Brian McClair caused a brawl involving 21 players. As a result, the Red Devils received a one-point deduction in 1990.
As per above, the Gunners also suffered a points deduction, however lost two points because they had been involved in a similar brawl the previous season against Norwich.
Two points were docked when Brighton fans invaded the pitch for the match against York City in 1996 over a proposed move from their Goldstone home. The game was forced to be abandoned.
Middlesbrough, without permission from the Premier League, cancelled their game at Blackburn in 1996 as boss Bryan Robson claimed he was unable to field a competitive team as they had 23 players unavailable. Three points deducted.
The Millers have twice been deducted 10 points for going into administration (2007, 2008). Once for a breach of breach of insolvency rules 17 points (2009). Once in 1995 for fielding an ineligible player in Farrend Rawson.
After suffering a 10-point deduction in 2006/07 for entering administration Leeds started the 2007/08 season with a 15- point penalty for leaving administration without a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA)
Docked 30 points for breach of insolvency rules and misconduct in 2009. Luton had 10 another points deducted after being found guilty by the FA of 15 charges of misconduct concerning payments to agents by irregular means.
Hartlepool had three points deducted for fielding an ineligible player. Gary Liddle played for them in their 2-0 home victory over Brighton on April 5, 2010.
With Palace 30 million in debt and finding it difficult to pay players' wages, they entered administration in January 2010, followed swiftly by a 10-point deduction.
Became for the first-ever Premier League team to be deducted nine points in 2010 for going into administration. Were also docked 10 points in 2012 and 2013 for further administration issues.
Docked 10 points in the 2012/13 season after going into administration. A year later, an identical penalty followed after failing to reach an agreement to emerge from administration with CVA.
The most recent club to be docked points after suffering a nine-point deduction last month for being found guilty of breaking the English Football Leagues spending rules.