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Massimo Cellino ban as Leeds United owner extended

Cellino has been banned for the remainder of the season. Credit: PA

The Football League has extended its ban on Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino.

The Italian was initially disqualified from all football related activity until April 10th, but this has been put prolonged until May 3rd.

The decision comes after Cellino failed to produce necessary court documents relating to his time as Cagliari owner in good time.

The Football League, Leeds United and Massimo Cellino have settled the outstanding disciplinary proceedings relating to the club’s non-disclosure of the Italian Court’s judgment regarding Mr. Cellino, as required under League regulations.

The club and Mr. Cellino have decided in the interests of the club, its players and supporters not to contest this charge. As a result, Mr. Cellino’s period of disqualification as a ‘relevant person’, as defined by the regulations, has now been extended from April 10 until May 3, the day after the conclusion of the 2014/15 league season.

Mr Cellino's right to challenge the decision of the Professional Conduct Committee under Football Association Rule K is unaffected by this settlement.

– Football League statement


Watford come from two goals down to beat Leeds

Matej Vydra struck twice. Credit: Pa

Watford proved their promotion credentials as they came from 2-0 down to beat Leeds 3-2 in an Elland Road thriller.

United had led through Billy Sharp and a Rodolph Austin wonder goal but were unable to maintain their frenetic pace and were duly unpicked by Slavisa Jokanovic's dangerous side.

The automatic promotion hopefuls pulled one back before half-time thanks to a clinical Troy Deeney finish and then a double from Matej Vydra sealed the turnaround to put them a point off the top.

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