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CONFIRMED: Tottenham match against Fulham postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

PREMIER LEAGUE By Waweru Titus | December 30th 2020
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho. [Photo: Courtesy]

The Premier League match between Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham that was scheduled to kick off at 9pm EAT today has been called off due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the West London club.

Fulham lodged a request with the Premier League to reschedule the match after a number of players showed symptoms on Wednesday.

“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.

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,” the Premier League said in a statement seen by The Standard Sport.

“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,” the League added.

Football - Premier League - Fulham v Arsenal - Craven Cottage, London, Britain - September 12, 2020. Arsenal's Willian in action with Fulham's Tom Cairney. [REUTERS/Clive Rose]

The match is the third in the English top-flight to be postponed due to coronavirus cases.

Newcastle United's trip to Aston Villa was called off earlier in December, as was Monday's match between Everton and Manchester City.

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