Sheffield United win compensation for Tevez affair

The FA has ruled in favour of Sheffield United's compensation claim over the Carlos Tevez affair which saw the Argentinian striker lead West Ham to victory over Manchester United on the final day of the season condeming the Blades to the Championship.

West Ham have already been fined £5.5m for fielding the ineligible pair of Tevez and Javier Mascherano with Sheffield United first looking to be reinstated to the Premier League. But with that appeal turned down the Yorkshire club sought a financial settlement.

The successful appeal could see West Ham have to pay out between £30-£35 million. It will come as a real hammer blow for the London club just a week after their shirt sponsor XL went bust.

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