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Jamie Carragher proved both right and wrong over Everton points deduction as penalty reduced

Jamie Carragher proved both right and wrong over Everton points deduction as penalty reduced

Jamie Carragher's prediction of what would happen to Everton following their appeal was extremely accurate, but he got one key detail wrong.

Jamie Carragher's prediction of the outcome of Everton's appeal against their 10-point deduction to the Premier League has come to fruition, well sort of.

Everton have now been handed four of their previously deducted points back from the Premier League after an independent commission found that there were 'legal errors' when handing out the initial punishment.

This news has completely blown open the relegation battle, with the Toffees now 15th, five points ahead of 18th-placed Luton Town.

Everton's appeal was widely considered credible by football experts, with the FFP breach coming through interest payments from their new Bramley-Moore stadium rather than from heavy spending on players.

Speaking on Sky Sports earlier in the month Carragher made it clear that he thought Everton would be receiving points back, but the childhood Evertonian undershot when predicting how many that would be.

Carragher noted: "The big thing for me is that I think Everton will get something back, it could be two or three points maximum but there is a feeling within football in the last couple of days, people we have spoken to, that Nottingham Forest fear they are getting points taken off them for the situation they find themselves, so Everton are in the same boat as them.

"Whether it’s exactly the same as them I don’t know. You get points back but you could get them taken off again. It’s not a good time to be an Evertonian right now."

Everton are also currently awaiting news of action against a second possible breach of FFP rules alongside Nottingham Forest, who are now also below Everton thanks to the change in the deduction.

Jordan Pickford- Getty
Jordan Pickford- Getty

Sean Dyche's side are yet to win a Premier League match in 2024 and despite on paper (without deduction) being 11 points clear of the drop zone, they've almost allowed the league table to get in their own heads and become a relegation candidate despite a strong start to the season.

Everton fans will hope the recent announcements takes some of the pressure off their players, allowing them to kick on for the rest of the season.

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Topics: Everton, Premier League, Jamie Carragher, FFP, Sean Dyche, Nottingham Forest