Burnley vs Watford postponed after Covid outbreak in Hornets squad 5 months ago

Burnley vs Watford postponed after Covid outbreak in Hornets squad

It is the third Premier League game to be postponed

Burnley's Premier League match at home against Watford on Wednesday has been postponed because of an ongoing Covid outbreak within the Hornets' squad.

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The crucial game in the battle to avoid relegation was postponed just three hours before Claudio Ranieri's side were due to play at Turf Moor.

It becomes the third fixture to be postponed due to coronavirus this season, with Manchester United's match against Brentford on Tuesday postponed and Tottenham Hotspurs's game against Brighton at the weekend also cancelled.

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A Premier League statement read: "It is with regret the Premier League Board has postponed Burnley FC's home fixture against Watford FC, due to be played this evening (Wednesday 15 December) at 7.30pm.