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Brentford captain Christian Norgaard slams Everton's Premier League points deduction decision

Brentford captain Christian Norgaard slams Everton's Premier League points deduction decision

Christian Norgaard has criticised the Premier League's point deduction process after Everton's punishment was reduced.

Brentford captain Christian Norgaard criticised the Premier League's point deduction process in a telling post-match interview after Everton had their punishment reduced.

It was confirmed on Monday that Everton have had their points reduction for breaking the Premier League's profit and sustainability regulations reduced from 10 points to six.

The Toffees labelled what was the biggest points deduction in the competition’s history as “wholly disproportionate and unjust” but the club are now "satisfied" that their appeal has resulted in a reduction in the points sanction.

"The club is also particularly pleased with the Appeal Board’s decision to overturn the original commission’s finding that the club failed to act in utmost good faith," they added.

"That decision, along with reducing the points deduction, was an incredibly important point of principle for the Club on appeal. The Club, therefore, feels vindicated in pursuing its appeal."

As a result of their points deduction being reduced, Everton have moved ahead of Nottingham Forest and Brentford in the Premier League standings.

Brentford midfielder Christian Norgaard reacted to the news after the Bees suffered a 4-2 defeat to West Ham at the London Stadium.

“It’s hard for me to comment on these deductions,” he said. "Somewhere, someone is sitting with a calculator and putting in points, taking away points. I don’t know. It’s people’s jobs, people’s lives they’re messing with.

“I don’t know what’s going on, to be fair. We have to focus on us, not on Everton.

"I’m sure we will improve and I’m sure we will find ourselves safe in the Premier League when all is said and done, but there are things we have to talk about and improve.”

Brentford midfielder Vitaly Janelt added. “We can’t rely on other things, like hoping Everton get [more] points dropped. We have to focus on ourselves to get the points and try our best to stay in the League.”

Everton are facing another potential points deduction after they were charged with breaching the rules for a second time in January along with Nottingham Forest.

But for the time being they sit in 15th, five points above the bottom three.

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Topics: Brentford, Premier League, Everton, England