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How 18 other Premier League clubs are trying to stop Newcastle United becoming the next Manchester City

How 18 other Premier League clubs are trying to stop Newcastle United becoming the next Manchester City

Newcastle takeover completed

During the last international break, the news that Newcastle had been subject to a successful takeover broke, sending shockwaves through the Premier League.

The Saudi Arabai Public Investment Fund (PIF), now in control of the Tyneside club, are worth an approximate 500 billion, dwarfing the 20 billion estimates worth of Paris Saint Germain, previously the richest club in the world.

The move brought an end to 14 years of austerity that was overseen by Mike Ashley, and injected hope back into the fans, who had grown tired and angry with the boring and dull style of football.

Their new takeover did not get off to the best start, however, as the Magpies fell to a 3-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon in the first game under their new owners. And now, they could face further straight-jacketing from the rest of the Premier League.

Premier League clubs vote to suspend new sponsors

Now, as per Adam Crafton of The Athletic, Premier League clubs have voted by a margin of 18-1, with Manchester City abstaining, to enforce a three-week suspension on new sponsorship deals from “related parties”.

In essence, this means that Newcastle cannot inflate their sponsorship income in order to sidestep financial fair play, something that Manchester City are currently on trial for. As a result, this means that the new owners cannot invest the amounts that the Citizens did, in theory making it harder for them to reach the very top through sheer financial power alone.

It remains unclear as to whether this will become a longer ban, or whether it is more just a statement of intent from Premier League clubs.

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 22 28 43
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
6 Tottenham Hotspur 18 3 33
7 Manchester United 20 3 32
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 20 0 28
10 Leicester City 18 -2 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 21 -9 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Ward Prowse, James Southampton FC 6