Belfast Telegraph

Cardiff consider suing Palace

Cardiff are considering taking legal action against Crystal Palace over the leaking of their starting line-up last season, Press Association Sport understands.

Palace were found guilty of breaching Premier League rules earlier this week and fined following a four-month probe into the incident in April, when Cardiff complained that the Eagles knew manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team before the sides met in south Wales.

Palace, who won the game 3-0, denied the claims against them with sporting director Iain Moody, who was sacked from a similar position at Cardiff earlier in the season, saying it was ''incredibly, extraordinarily untrue'' that he had any involvement in any wrongdoing.

However, the Premier League ruled Palace had broken rule B16 which states clubs must behave towards each other "with the utmost good faith".

Yet despite that verdict Cardiff, it seems, do not want to let the matter lie.

The club would not comment on Wednesday afternoon but Press Association Sport understands letters have been sent to Palace and Moody informing them of Cardiff's intentions, with the loss of earnings caused by the Bluebirds' subsequent relegation likely to form part of the action.

In 2008, Sheffield United successfully sued West Ham after they were relegated in the wake of the Carlos Tevez affair.


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