Leicester vs Norwich becomes latest Prem game to be axed due to Covid problems

LEICESTER’S New Year’s Day clash at home to Norwich has been postponed.

The Canaries asked the Premier League to call-off Saturday’s trip to the King Power.

Leicester's clash with Norwich on New Year's Day has been postponed

Leicester’s clash with Norwich on New Year’s Day has been postponed信用: 时代报业有限公司
Dean Smith's Canaries have been ravaged by Covid and injuries

Dean Smith’s Canaries have been ravaged by Covid and injuries信用: 盖蒂

超级联赛’s rock-bottom side have once again been hit with Covid-19 cases, injuries and illness.

诺威奇 有 10 first team players missing in their 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace 星期二.

But they were able to call off their visit to West Ham on December 18 due to having so few players available.

现在, with Dean Smith’s decimated and few players even training, Norwich have had their request accepted.

A statement confirmed: “Following a request from Norwich City, the Premier League Board met today and regrettably agreed to postpone the club’s fixture at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium, due to be played at 15:00 GMT on Saturday 1 一月.

“The Board accepted Norwich’s application as the club do not have the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper), due to Covid-19 cases and injuries.


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“The decision by the Board was able to be made in advance of the fixture to give clarity to the affected clubs and their fans. We apologise for the inconvenience and disruption caused to supporters’ festive plans.

“The League is aware that the recent decisions to postpone matches will disappoint supporters, and understands their frustrations at a special time of year when fans look forward to attending and watching football games.

“The League aims to provide as much clarity as possible, but unfortunately postponements sometimes have to be made at short notice, as safety is our priority.

“Where possible, the League will endeavour to keep supporters updated if games become at risk on a matchday.”

The postponement is the latest one to rock the decimated festive football calendar in England.

Newcastle’s Prem clash at Everton scheduled for tonight is OFF after the Magpies were left with just ELEVEN senior players for the game.

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