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Palace fined over Cardiff 'leak' incident

ESPN staff
August 18, 2014
Jason Puncheon scored in Crystal Palace's 3-0 victory at Cardiff in April © Getty Images

The Premier League has confirmed Crystal Palace have been fined for failing to act in "good faith" ahead of their match with Cardiff City last season.

Cardiff representatives held talks with Premier League officials following their 3-0 defeat to Palace in April to discuss allegations that Palace's sporting director Iain Moody, who previously worked for the Welsh side, used a spy to obtain Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's planned starting line-up.

Palace vociferously denied the claims but the Premier League board has announced the London club breached Rule B16, which carries a maximum £25,000 penalty. However, the amount that Palace have been fined remains undisclosed.

A Premier League statement read: "The Premier League board has considered a complaint from Cardiff City regarding the conduct of a Crystal Palace official.

"The board found that Crystal Palace breached Rule B16 and has exercised its summary jurisdiction and fined the club."

Rule B16 states "in all matters and transactions relating to the League, each club shall behave towards each other club and the league with the utmost good faith."

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