As expected, Southampton will be docked 10 points for breaching league rules about insolvency. It’s a big blow for the Saints, as they now have absolutely no chance of avoiding relegation (they were 4 points from safety with 2 to play).
One weird note: if they manage to finish out of the relegation spots somehow, the deduction is put in effect, but should they drop, the penalty will be applied next season as they battle in League One. I don’t remember that being the standard, but it bears keeping in mind for the team as they still have something to fight for this season.
More importantly, this means that Norwich must focus on one thing, as two relegation spots are effectively set: the mission to overtake Barnsley! Come on, Canaries!