Spurs-Fulham off due to positive COVID tests

Tottenham’s Premier League 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: “Fulham FC’s match at Tottenham Hotspur, due to be played at 6pm 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.”

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

It also 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 also postponed earlier this month.

Jose 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.

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