Prem games called off

Wigan v Villa and West Ham v Wolves lost to weather

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Seven Premier League matches have now been postponed this weekend after two more fell victim to the weather on Saturday morning.

Wigan's clash with Aston Villa at the DW Stadium became the sixth top-flight contest to be called off due to the freezing conditions.

The Latics had been confident the game would be on but ultimately it was not able to beat the big freeze after undersoil heating failure.

League officials then announced that Sunday's match between West Ham and Wolves would not go ahead due to conditions in the area surrounding Upton Park.

The elements had already claimed Fulham's home clash with Portsmouth, Stoke's visit to Burnley, Sunderland's game with Bolton, Liverpool's clash with Tottenham and Hull City's meeting with Chelsea at the KC Stadium.

Fulham announced on Friday the game against Portsmouth would be been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions affecting the country.

The West London club had been working around the clock to try to get the match on but with concerns over the conditions around Craven Cottage the game has been postponed.

A Fulham statement read: "The club can confirm that due to the adverse weather conditions Saturday's Barclays Premier League fixture against Portsmouth at the Cottage has been postponed.

"The safety of supporters is of paramount importance to the club and following an inspection of the areas surrounding Craven Cottage on Friday morning it was deemed unsafe for fans to travel.

"The club can confirm that all tickets for Saturday's game will be valid for the re-arranged fixture date which will be announced in due course."

Burnley's home game with Stoke at Turf Moor has also fallen victim to the cold snap affecting the UK as the weekend fixture list has been decimated by the weather conditions.


The game between Sunderland and Bolton at the Stadium of Light has also been postponed and Liverpool's home clash with Tottenham followed shortly after.

The Reds are understood to have contacted the Premier League to inform them to call the game off because of the unsafe conditions around Anfield rather than the pitch.

Hull City's televised home date with Chelsea has also been called off for safety reasons, leaving only two top flight fixtures standing on Saturday.