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Why John Terry’s 26th minute substitution could land Sunderland and David Moyes in SERIOUS trouble

The Black Cats boss revealed he instructed his team to put the ball out in the 26th minute to allow John Terry a fitting send off

Chelsea’s last game of the Premier League season belonged to John Terry.

The Blues’ No26 was substituted off in the 26th minute at Stamford Bridge to rousing reception from the home crowd.

Terry’s team-mates formed a guard of honour as he left the pitch for the final time as a Chelsea player in the league.

But the touching moment may land Chelsea’s opponents on the day, Sunderland, in serious trouble.


Manager David Moyes revealed in his post-match press conference that he agreed for his side to put the ball out for a throw in the 26th minute to allow for Terry’s substitution.

A preemptive act such as this could be interpreted as spot-fixing.

Many bookies offer markets on throw-ins for punters to bet on, specifically how many occur in a set period of time.

Many fans were quick to question the legality of Moyes’ gesture.

There’s no indication yet whether or not the matter will be investigated.

Terry lifted the Premier League trophy alongside Gary Cahill following the final whistle before making an emotional speech at the centre of a receptive crowd.

In the game’s aftermath Moyes did not walk over to clap Sunderland’s travelling support at the end of a tough season for the fans.