Government angry after Premier League reject £900m EFL support plan

Not enough top-flight clubs voted in favour of proposed dealWestminster may accelerate passage of football governance bill

Premier League clubs’ decision to walk away from a deal that would share more money with the English Football League provoked anger and frustration on Tuesday inside the game and across Westminster.

With EFL clubs left without an offer and the government embarrassed after having pushed to get a deal agreed this week, the possibility of an expedited passage for the football governance bill, and with it an independent regulator for the English game, grew stronger.

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