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Fulham's Premier League game at Tottenham postponed

last updated Wednesday 30th December 2020, 3:45 PM
Fulham's Premier League game at Tottenham postponed after the southwest London club returned a number of positive COVID-19 tests.

It comes as the league returned its highest number of positive COVID-19 tests this season.

Fulham manager Scott Parker had said there were no issues with the squad's fitness at his news conference earlier yesterday, but this was held before the latest COVID-19 test results came through.

On Tuesday, the Premier League revealed there were 18 positive coronavirus cases across the league - the highest figure recorded this season - following the latest round of testing.

Manchester City's trip to Everton on Monday was postponed hours before kick-off due to multiple positive cases within the City camp.

Newcastle's match against Aston Villa, scheduled for December 4 at Villa Park, was postponed earlier this month after the Magpies were hit by the virus.

Sheffield United announced they had recorded "a number of positive coronavirus tests after the latest round of testing" but fulfilled their fixture away to Burnley on Tuesday evening.

Fulham FC statement:
The Club can confirm that this evening’s away fixture at Tottenham Hotspur has been postponed. This follows a number of the Club’s players and first team staff returning positive results from the most recent Covid-19 tests this week.

This decision follows discussions with the Premier League and advice from Public Health England.

Those players and staff who tested positive have been self-isolating in line with UK Government and Premier League guidance.

We wish the players and staff who tested positive a safe and speedy recovery.

Premier League Board :
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.

Source SkySports
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