Saturday’s Premier League sport between Aston Villa and Burnley has been postponed after an “increased quantity of definite Covid-19 test results” within the Villa squad.
The postponement was launched exact over two hours earlier than the scheduled 15: 00 GMT kick-off at Villa Park.
Villa apologised to Burnley and their fans however acknowledged they acted “as fleet as most likely” to “minimise disruption”.
It arrive Leeds v Arsenal is Saturday’s handiest closing Premier League sport.
Six suits maintain been at the delivery scheduled to take field on the day.
The Premier League acknowledged that it understands the decision to extend the sport slightly more than two hours earlier than kick-off “will frustrate and disappoint supporters”.
A Premier League commentary acknowledged: “After reviewing your entire unusual data equipped by Aston Villa this morning and receiving separate scientific advice, the [Premier League] Board permitted the inquire as a results of the membership no longer having ample gamers to field a group. This decision was in accordance with the form of Covid-19 instances, accidents and sickness.”
The Villa-Burnley sport becomes the 10th Premier League match to be postponed over the final week, and the sixth from this weekend’s fixture list.
It is the 2d Burnley match to maintain been called off this week after their dwelling sport with Watford was postponed on Wednesday, whereas their match with Tottenham on 28 November was unable to hasten forward thanks to heavy snow.
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