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Tottenham vs Fulham: Premier League match postponed due to Covid-19 cases at west London club

Fulham were due to play Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday evening; game becomes third Premier League fixture to be postponed because of coronavirus this season; 18 positive cases confirmed across the league on Tuesday

A Fulham corner flag is seen inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Fulham and Aston Villa
Image: Fulham's fixture at Tottenham has been postponed

Fulham's Premier League match at Tottenham on Wednesday evening has been postponed because of an outbreak of coronavirus at the club.

The Premier League made the decision to call off the fixture at a board meeting on Wednesday morning. It said Fulham asked for the game to be rearranged following "a significant rise in positive COVID-19 cases, as well as a number of players showing symptoms today".

The league said the move was made following consultation with its medical advisors, adding "the decision to postpone the game has been taken as a precaution and with the health of players and staff as the priority".

In their statement, the Premier League also said: "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."

The game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium becomes the second in the English top-flight to be called off this week.

On Tuesday, the Premier League revealed there were 18 positive coronavirus cases across the league - the highest figure recorded this season - following the latest round of testing.

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Manchester City's trip to Everton on Monday was postponed hours before kick-off due to multiple positive cases within the City camp.

Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his sides third goal which is later disallowed by VAR during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom
Image: Kyle Walker (left) and Gabriel Jesus were two of a number of Manchester City players to test positive, leading to their fixture at Everton on Monday being postponed

Newcastle's match against Aston Villa, scheduled for December 4 at Villa Park, was postponed earlier this month after the Magpies were hit by the virus.

Sheffield United announced they had recorded "a number of positive coronavirus tests after the latest round of testing" but fulfilled their fixture away to Burnley on Tuesday evening.

Fulham's trip to Spurs would have seen Scott Parker return to the dugout after being forced to miss their 0-0 home draw with Southampton on Boxing Day due to a member of his household testing positive for coronavirus.

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