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Premier League faces rising Covid crisis after Burnley v Watford is postponed

  • League straining to keep scheduled games on and clubs onside
  • Request from both clubs to call off Leicester v Spurs is rejected

The Premier League was straining to keep its competition on the road and its clubs onside on Wednesday night as postponed matches and uncertainty over Covid rules heightened the sense of a returning crisis.

Burnley’s match at home against Watford became the third top-flight fixture called off in the past week after a Covid outbreak in the visiting squad. The decision to postpone the match was announced at 5pm, as people were beginning to arrive for a 7.30pm kick-off.

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