Tottenham vs Fulham postponed LIVE: Reaction as match OFF due to Covid, Mourinho slams Prem – latest updates


Angry Spurs are demanding answers from Prem chiefs after their game with Fulham was called off barely three hours before kick-off.

The late decision left Tottenham questioning why League bossed waited so long to respond to Fulham’s request for a postponement, which has plunged Spurs into a fixture crisis.

Tottenham frustration intensified as Jose Mourinho, his staff and his players gathered to prepare for the Fulham match, which was still on until shortly after 2.30pm when both clubs were contacted.

Prem chiefs explained the decision had been taken by the League Board “following a significant rise in positive Covid-19 cases as well as a number of players showing symptoms”.

SunSport understands that six Fulham players and four staff tested positive, which did not trigger the automatic postponement threshold of having fewer than 14 senior players available.

But the Cottagers had the back of Public Health England in their request and the Prem added: “The Board 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 Fulham squad was then “retested immediately” in an attempt to allow Scott Parker’s men to fulfil Sunday’s trip to Burnley, while Mourinho’s players had an unexpected training session before heading home.

Meanwhile, Manchester City have announced first team training will resume after a coronavirus outbreak at the club.

The Citizens announced a number of players had tested positive over the weekend, resulting in the cancellation of their clash with Everton.

City’s return to training means their game against Chelsea this weekend is set to go ahead.

Frank Lampard may have been hoping for it to be axed following his side’s dismal Christmas run.

City’s Carabao Cup semi against rivals United is also set to take place next week too.


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