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Tottenham-Fulham clash called off amid positive COVID-19 tests


#Tottenham’s home clash against #Fulham has been postponed due to COVID-19, the #Premier #League announced on #Wednesday.

The match at the #Tottenham #Hotspur stadium was put in doubt on #Tuesday after #Fulham returned a number of positive COVID-19 tests earlier this week. The match was scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. (1 p.m. ET).

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A #Premier #League statement 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.”

#Four hours before the game was scheduled to kick off, #Spurs boss #Jose #Mourinho said he was still in the dark regarding the status of the match.

#He wrote on #Instagram: “#Match at 6 pm… #We still don’t know if we play. #Best league in the world.”

#It comes after the #Premier #League received a total of 18 positive COVID-19 tests on #Tuesday — the highest recorded in the testing programme.

A #Tottenham statement read: “The #Premier #League informed us of the decision this afternoon, with #Fulham having requested the postponement on the grounds of the number of COVID-19 positive cases among their players and staff.

“#Everyone at #Tottenham #Hotspur sends their best wishes to #Fulham for a safe and speedy recovery to all those who are affected.”

#Fulham also released a statement: “#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.”

#This becomes the third #Premier #League match to be postponed this season after #Manchester #City’s clash at #Everton was called off on #Monday. #Newcastle #United’s clash against #Aston #Villa was postponed earlier this month.

#Mourinho’s #Spurs side had the opportunity to climb into third place but will remain in sixth position while #Fulham stay in the relegation zone.

#Fulham boss #Scott #Parker was forced to work from home over the weekend when they played #Southampton as he was self-isolating following a positive COVID-19 test in his household.

#However, he was set to return to the dugout on #Wednesday after a negative test at the weekend.

#Information from #Reuters was included in this report.





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