English football is close to collapse as Man City blow it up in a legal move as significant as the European Super League saga, writes OLIVER HOLT

OLIVER HOLT: City, of course, is a club that is already enjoying an unprecedented level of domination in the English game. And yet that is not enough for City's owners.

If Manchester City win this case we might as well move Premier League headquarters to the Etihad, writes OLIVER HOLT

OLIVER HOLT: City, of course, is a club that is already enjoying an unprecedented level of domination in the English game. And yet that is not enough for City's owners.

Liverpool are the only Premier League club from the 'Big Six' yet to publicly distance themselves from European Super League relaunch after landmark court victory for breakaway attempt

Manchester United immediately rejected the proposals, as did Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. Man City, Chelsea and Tottenham later reiterated their loyalty to Uefa competitions.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin insists they WON'T 'try to stop' the European Super League, before urging the breakaway competition to go ahead with their plans... as he insists 'football is not for sale'

The new format - which was revealed by A22 CEO Bernd Reichart in a presentation - was immediately rejected by clubs including Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

IAN HERBERT: New European Super League plan is nothing more than a desperate bid by Real Madrid and Barcelona to salvage revenue and relevance in the face of Premier League power

COMMENT BY IAN HERBERT: For a measure of the state of desperation that Spanish football's two fallen giants find themselves in, consider how Barca's players spent Wednesday evening.

Super League SNUB: Premier League clubs reject new breakaway bid due to new laws and the vivid memory of fan outrage... despite Thursday's court victory

The government were quick to point out that, as part of the creation of a new independent regulator, forthcoming legislation 'will stop clubs from joining any similar breakaway competitions'.

REVEALED: New European Super League plan would have 64 teams in three tiers with promotion and relegation - as breakaway's fresh announcement comes an hour after court rules in their favour

The European Court of Justice ruled that UEFA and FIFA were found to have acted against competition law in their blocking of the creation of a European Super League in 2021.

European court deals HUGE blow to FIFA and UEFA by ruling against punishment for European Super League rebels in landmark verdict, sparking fears breakaway league could be resurrected

The ruling marked the latest stage in a legal process initiated by the European Super League Company after clubs who participated in the breakaway plans were threatened with sanctions.

IAN HERBERT: At least Everton came clean - unlike secretive Man City, but their 10-point punishment displays a Premier League intent on making an example of a club, in a pre-emptive strike against independent regulation

IAN HERBERT: The fundamental scandal resides in the fact that Everton have cooperated with the Premier League - virtually to the point of prostrating themselves - in the past two years.

Man United takeover battle descends into FARCE

MIKE KEEGAN: Representatives of the Qatar-based group and that of Sir Jim Ratcliffe had both claimed that their offers had gone in before the 9pm cut-off. But confusion reigned.

Man United receive world record £5BILLION bids - but concerns Glazers may not sell

MIKE KEEGAN: Improved bids were made for Manchester United on Wednesday by the Qatar-based group and Sir Jim Ratcliffe - but there are remain concerns that the Glazer family may not sell.

The Premier League fear the 'White Paper' will damage their dominant position

There are some concerns amongst those at the Premier League that the Government's 'White Paper' could damage their position as the best league in the world.

Roarsome lioness! SPOTY winner Beth Mead pulled pints to pay for her first football boots

The 27-year-old, from North Yorkshire, was rewarded for her contribution to the Women's Euros. She paved the way for the Lionesses' first ever international trophy.

Nach Ronaldo geht der Investor – ManUnited steht trotzdem vor dem Geldregen

Es brodelt beim britischen Fußballclub Manchester United: Erst muss Starspieler Ronaldo gehen, dann bestätigen die ungeliebten amerikanischen Eigentümer ihr Verkaufsinteresse. Was hinter dem möglichen Rückzug der Glazers steht – und wer folgen...

Manchester United fans avoid jail after storming Old Trafford and causing £63,000 in damages

Jake Cottee, 21, from Kent, Matthew Smethurst, 30, from Oldham, and Keenan Kavanagh, 20, from Salford, all pleaded guilty to violent disorder ahead of sentencing today.