Tottenham vs Fulham: COVID-19 forces Premier League encounter suspended

Tottenham vs Fulham: COVID-19 forces Premier League encounter suspended

- Tottenham vs Fulham's EPL clash will no longer hold on Wednesday, December 30

- The Match was called off due to the outbreak of COVID-19 at the Cottagers camp hours before the game

- Jose Mourinho took advantage of the lapses to mock the Premier League organisers for their lack of clarity as regards the kickoff

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Tottenham's Premier League fixture against Fulham has been suspended due to the outbreak of deadly coronavirus.

The encounter was initially put in doubt after some members of staff of the Cottagers tested positive for the virus in the latest round of tests.

This has now led to the game being called off hours before kickoff while Spurs boss Jose Mourinho aimed a dig at the English topflight.

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The Portuguese-born tactician laughed at the organisers over their lack of clarity regarding whether or not it would go ahead.

Tottenham vs Fulham: COVID-19 forces Premier League encounter suspended
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after the Premier League game with Fulham was cancelled. Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC.
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Goal reports that a statement from the Premier League confirmed the development adding that "a number of players" were showing symptoms on Wednesday, amid a "significant" rise in positive COVID-19 cases.

"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.

Spurs will, however, finished seventh on the log with 26 points after 15 games - six points behind log leaders Liverpool who travel to Saint James' Park to battle Newcastle United this evening.

The outcome of the game will determine if the Reds will further extend the gap between them and the rest of the teams as the title chase hots up. earlier reported that Everton’s Premier League fixture against Manchester City has been postponed due to coronavirus fears.

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According to reports from Sky Sports, several members of the City squad tested positive for the virus in the build-up to the clash.

Defender Kyle Walker and striker Gabriel Jesus were already confirmed to be positive cases last week along with two other members of City's staff but several other unnamed players also contracted the virus.

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