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Crystal Palace sack Neil Warnock

Neil Warnock has become the first Premier League managerial casualty of the season after being sacked as Crystal Palace boss.

Neil Warnock has been sacked as Crystal Palace boss after just four months in charge. Credit: PA Wire

The 66-year-old, who was appointed Palace boss for the second time in August following Tony Pulis's departure, was dismissed in the wake of the 3-1 defeat to Southampton on Boxing Day.

The loss left Palace in the relegation zone on 15 points, one point from safety.

"Crystal Palace Football Club can today confirm that Neil Warnock has been relieved of his duties and is no longer first-team manager," a club statement said.

"The club would like to put on record its thanks to Neil for all his hard work and energy over the past four months."


Footballer fined £15,000 for tweets about former boss

Jason Puncheon pictured playing for Premier League side Crystal Palace. Credit: PA

Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon has been fined £15,000 and warned about his future conduct after admitting a Football Association charge for comments he made on Twitter in relation to his former manager Neil Warnock.

Puncheon, 27, posted a series of tweets - which he later deleted - following criticism of a penalty miss by Warnock, who had signed him on loan when manager at QPR in September 2011.

The FA charged Puncheon as a result and has now fined him for the tweets.

Brentford confirm Ron Noades died after cancer fight

Brentford FC confirmed in a statement that former chairman Ron Noades has passed away after a battle with lung cancer.

Noades, who owned the majority shareholding in Brentford Football Club from 1998 to 2006, died after battling with lung cancer for most of this year.

The Club’s condolences go to his family and friends at this time.

Reports: Former Palace chairman Ron Noades dies

Former Crystal Palace chairman Ron Noades has died, ex-footballers Geoff Thomas, Mark Bright and Nigel Martyn said.

The 76-year-old, who was also associated with Brentford and Wimbledon, passed away after a battle with cancer, reports said.

Crystal Palace promoted to Premier League

Crystal Palace striker Kevin Phillips scores a decisive extra time penalty. Credit: PA

Crystal Palace have been promoted to the Premier League after an extra-time victory over Watford in the Championship Playoff final.

Veteran striker Kevin Phillips converted a penalty with seconds to go in the first half of extra time after Wilfried Zaha was fouled.


Six arrests in connection with brawl between Palace and Brighton fans last month

Police have arrested six men in connection with a brawl between rival fans of Championship football clubs last month.

Violence broke out between Brighton and Hove Albion supporters and Crystal Palace fans in London after the two clubs were involved in separate fixtures on November 10.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service's Public Order Investigations Team, working closely with colleagues in Kent, Surrey and Sussex Police, carried out the arrests at about 5am today.

Four of the men - aged 21, 23, 32 and 41 - were arrested in Sussex, while a 19-year-old and a 25-year-old were arrested in south London, police confirmed. They are currently being held at a south London police station on suspicion of violent disorder.

The investigation was launched after violence broke out in the King's Cross area, the Seasiders having drawn 3-3 at Wolverhampton Wanderers and the Eagles securing a late 2-1 victory at Peterborough United.