Tottenham vs Fulham postponed LIVE: Match OFF due to Covid, Mourinho slams Premier League – reaction, latest updates

TOTTENHAM's clash with Fulham tonight has been called off after a coronavirus outbreak at the West London side.

The decision was taken just four hours before kick-off, with Jose Mourinho taking aim at the Premier League on Instagram.

Follow all the latest with our blog below…

  • Anthony Chapman

    CITY SLICKERS

    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.

  • Jim Sheridan

    ICYMI

    Tottenham's game against Fulham has been called off due to a coronavirus outbreak – with Jose Mourinho far from happy with how it was handled.

    It is the third Premier League game of the season to be postponed following a surge in positive tests before kick-off.

    Fulham have suffered an outbreak ahead of the trip to North London.

    The highly-anticipated clash – which was set to kick-off at 6pm – will be rescheduled.

  • Jim Sheridan

    CITY BACK IN BUSINESS

    Manchester City have announced first team training will resume after a coronavirus oubreak 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.

    A statement read: "The full Covid-19 bubble underwent testing yesterday, and results have so far revealed no new positive cases.

    "Safety remains our number one priority, and the Club will continue to proceed with great caution.

    "The first team training buildings have undergone a deep clean over the past 48 hours, and the majority of these facilities will remain closed, with only essential operations around training resuming.

    "The bubble will undergo further testing in the coming days, the results of which will inform and dictate the next steps.

    "Everyone at Manchester City continues to wish speedy recoveries to all of our colleagues who remain in self isolation following their positive tests."

  • Jim Sheridan

    NEW DATE

    Although tonight's match is off, the Premier League's statement confirmed that the game WILL be rearranged.

    With a packed fixture list coming up in the New Year, it remains to be seen when that will take place.

    Spurs are due to play Leeds on Saturday, before their EFL Cup semi-final with Brentford.

    Fulham meanwhile got to Burnley on Sunday before visiting QPR for a West London derby in the FA Cup a week later.

  • Alex Terrell

    COTTAGE STATEMENT

    Fulham revealed earlier today their trip to Tottenham Stadium would be in jeopardy after a spate of coronavirus positives at the club.

    They said in a statement: "The club can confirm that this evening's away fixture at Tottenham Hotspur has been postponed. This follows a number of the club's players and first team staff returning positive results from the most recent Covid-19 tests this week.

    "This decision follows discussions with the Premier League and advice from Public Health England.

    "Those players and staff who tested positive have been self-isolating in line with UK Government and Premier League guidance.

    "We wish the players and staff who tested positive a safe and speedy recovery."

  • Jim Sheridan

    STILL ON

    The show still goes on in Newcastle tonight, despite the area being plunged into Tier 4 restrictions.

    Toon welcome Liverpool having dealt with their own outbreak at the club this month, which left a number of players bed bound.

    Steve Bruce had a warning for Man City after their positive tests last week – and revealed the crippling effect coronavirus has had on his team.

    He said: "I am no scientist but I have seen Man City have got two players today. I hope, for their sake, they don't go into double figures, and things like that.

    "We are witnessing the after-effects still. Still we have got problems with it. It doesn't just come and go over you. It has been a big factor over the last couple of weeks."

  • Jim Sheridan

    TELL ME MOUR

    Safe to say that the timing of the decision hasn't gone down that well with a certain Jose Mourinho.

    The Tottenham boss indicated the club wasn't sure if the game was going ahead or not at 2pm, posting a video from the stadium.

    And there was thinly veiled sarcasm in his caption: "Match at 6 pm… We still don’t know if we play. Best league in the world"

    View this post on Instagram

    A post shared by Jose Mourinho (@josemourinho)

  • Jim Sheridan

    CLOSE CIRCUIT

    Is the Premier League headed for a two-week circuit break after the latest postponement?

    We'll have more analysis soon, but from that Premier League statement and noises from the pundits, it still doesn't look likely.

    A certain Mr Neville is very keen that the show goes on..

  • Jim Sheridan

    PREM STATEMENT

    "Fulham FC’s match at Tottenham Hotspur, due to be played at 6pm this evening, has been postponed following a Premier League Board meeting this afternoon.

    "Fulham lodged a request with the Premier League Board to rearrange the fixture following a significant rise in positive COVID-19 cases, as well as a number of players showing symptoms today.

    "The Premier League Board has 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 group will now be retested immediately.

    "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."

  • Jim Sheridan

    GAME OFF

    After a lengthy wait through the day, Fulham's clash with Tottenham has been called off.

    The game was in doubt as early as last night, with the West London side reporting a number of positive Covid tests in the Premier League weekly rounds.

    A Tottenham statement read: "We can confirm that our Premier League home fixture against Fulham, scheduled to take place this evening (Wednesday 30 December), has been postponed.

    "The Premier League informed us of the decision this afternoon, with Fulham having requested the postponement on the grounds of the number of COVID-19 positive cases among their players and staff.

    "'Everyone at Tottenham Hotspur sends their best wishes to Fulham for a safe and speedy recovery to all those who are affected. Details of a new date for the fixture will be confirmed in due course."

    But manager Jose Mourinho seems far from happy and has taken a swipe at the 'best league in the world' tag on his Instagram page.

    Accompanying a video taken outside of the ground today, he wrote: "Match at 6pm… We still don't know if we play. Best league in the world."

    After Man City's game with Everton was postponed earlier in the week, we've the latest reaction as the Premier League potentially hurtles towards futher postponements – and maybe even an enforced break.

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