Football briefs: Arsenal-Everton | Motherwell | QPR

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THE Football Association has decided to take no action over the tunnel bust-up between Jack Wilshere and Kevin Mirallas during Tuesday’s stormy Premier League clash at Arsenal.

Mirallas sparked a half-time confrontation when the Everton midfielder appeared to squirt water at Wilshere as the players made their way off the field. Wilshere reacted angrily and Everton players stepped in to prevent a direct confrontation.

Motherwell appoint two fans to board

Motherwell have confirmed the appointment of two members of their fan ownership vehicle to the club’s board. Well Society chairman Graham Barnstaple and colleague Brian McCafferty have been made full directors of the club. McCafferty said: “This is a significant step towards reaching our goal of gaining a controlling interest.” The society will assume majority control of the club once fans have raised enough to provide long-term financial security.

Fernandes closing in on new stadium

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes hopes to have some “good news” about the west Londoners’ hunt for a new stadium in the next two weeks. While QPR look all but certain to be relegated from the Premier League, plans for off-field development appear to continue apace. Ever since Fernandes completed his takeover in 2011, the club have been keen to bring facilities up to top-flight standard.

Next season already looks over for Taylor

Newcastle United defender Ryan Taylor could miss all of next season with a cruciate knee ligament injury, the club announced yesterday.

The 28-year-old had only recently returned to training after he injured his knee last August in the Europa League qualification match against Atromitos. The new injury blow looks set to rule Taylor out for the majority of next season and possibly the entire campaign.

EPL won’t budge over parachute cash

The Barclays Premier League will stick to its guns over proposed higher parachute payments for relegated clubs despite opposition from Football League clubs. The 72 Football League clubs have agreed to push for a better deal over solidarity payments – with some chairmen claiming that boosting parachute payments from £16 million to £23m for the first year after relegation will give relegated clubs an unfair advantage.