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Premier League vows to continue after latest Covid-19 postponement

Two days after Everton and Manchester City's meeting was called off, Tottenham and Fulham were also forced to postpone a game.

 
5:18pm on Wednesday 30th December 2020
By
David Lynch

The Premier League has vowed to continue despite yet another fixture falling foul of a Covid-19 outbreak.

Fulham's scheduled trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday evening was postponed at short notice after it emerged that the visitors had returned a number of positive tests.

With Monday's meeting between Everton and Manchester City having befallen the same fate, suggestions have grown that a suspension of all top-flight action might be imminent.

However, in a statement detailing the reasons behind the latest rescheduling, the Premier League insist they are confident their protocols can keep the games coming.

It read: "The match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham, due to be played at 18:00 GMT this evening, has been postponed following a Premier League Board meeting this afternoon.

"Fulham lodged a request with the Premier League Board to rearrange the fixture following a significant rise in positive COVID-19 cases, as well as a number of players showing symptoms today.

"The Premier League Board has consulted its medical advisors and the decision to postpone the game has been taken as a precaution and with the health of players and staff as the priority. The group will now be retested immediately.

"With low numbers of positive tests across the overwhelming majority of clubs, the Premier League continues to have full confidence in its COVID-19 protocols and being able to continue to play our fixtures as scheduled.

"The League wishes those with COVID-19 a safe and speedy recovery and will rearrange the postponed fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in due course."

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