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Soccer: Villa’s recreation with Burnley postponed on account of extra Covid-19 circumstances

Soccer: Villa’s recreation with Burnley postponed on account of extra Covid-19 circumstances

LONDON (REUTERS) – Aston Villa’s Premier League recreation at dwelling to Burnley on Saturday (Dec 18) has been postponed on account of extra Covid-19 circumstances within the Villa squad, the league introduced about two hours earlier than kick-off.

“After reviewing all the brand new info offered by Aston Villa this morning and receiving separate medical recommendation, the Board accredited the request on account of the membership not having sufficient gamers to subject a group,” the league stated.

“This resolution was based mostly on the variety of Covid-19 circumstances, accidents and sickness.”

Neither the Premier League nor Aston Villa offered particulars on what number of gamers had examined optimistic.

“The outcomes of PCR checks, which had been taken yesterday previous to coaching in addition to Lateral Stream Assessments, had been obtained this morning and confirmed additional depletion of our taking part in squad which was already impacted upon for our journey to Norwich in midweek,” stated Villa, who gained that recreation 2-0.

“All people who examined optimistic at the moment are isolating in step with Premier League and authorities steerage and protocols.

“The Membership is extraordinarily sorry for the inconvenience precipitated to Burnley Soccer Membership, each our personal supporters and the Burnley followers on account of attend the fixture, however have acted as swiftly as doable this morning to minimise disruption,” they added.

Burnley had seen their dwelling match in opposition to Watford on Wednesday referred to as off at related brief discover after optimistic check outcomes emerged within the guests’ squad.

There may be now solely one of many six scheduled video games in Saturday’s Premier League programme at present nonetheless going forward with Leeds United internet hosting Arsenal afterward Saturday.

Three of Sunday’s 4 video games are on account of be performed though Everton’s dwelling match in opposition to Leicester Metropolis has been postponed.

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