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Another Premier League match postponed for Covid

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The Premier League board has agreed to postpone the home game with Leeds United’s Aston Villa due to the ongoing Covid-19 incident and injury in Leeds.

The 14 Premier League games were canceled this month due to Covid-19, but said the league intends to keep the fixture schedule as safe as possible. (AP)

The home Premier League match against Aston Villa of Leeds United on Tuesday was postponed due to a positive Covid-19 case and injury on the Leeds team.

“At the request of Leeds United, the Premier League board meeting today to postpone the club’s home fixtures for Aston Villa as it takes place on Tuesday, December 28, at 17:30 GMT. I unfortunately agreed to do so, “the league said. statement on Sunday.

“The postponement is the result of an ongoing Covid-19 incident and injury in Leeds, where the Boxing Day match against Liverpool was cancelled.

The board accepted the postponement request because the club does not have the required number of players for the match. “

Boxing Day’s Leeds trip to Liverpool was postponed for similar reasons, but a positive incident at Villa Camp forced the league to postpone the home game with Burnley on December 18. rice field.

Leeds said there were no new cases for the play team, but the majority of those who returned a positive test before the Liverpool match are still isolated.

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Case by case

The 14 Premier League games were canceled this month due to Covid-19, but said the league intends to keep the fixture schedule as safe as possible.

The Premier League will only allow postponements if the club has less than 14 players (13 outfielders, 1 goalkeeper) and the Board will consider the request on a case-by-case basis.

Leeds is 16th in the league rankings, 16 points in 18 games and 6 points behind the 10th-ranked villa hosting Chelsea on Sunday.

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Source: Reuters

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