Heavy Snow Forces Late Burnley v Tottenham Postponement

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Due to heavy snow at Turf Moor, the Premier League match between Burnley and Tottenham was called off just under an hour before kick-off on Sunday.

Attempts to clear the pitch began around 90 minutes before the scheduled 2pm kick-off after snow began to fall late in the morning, but they were in vain, with snow falling as swiftly as it could be cleared.

Turf Moor’s undersoil heating had been turned on overnight, but it couldn’t keep up with the demand. As supporters began to gather, there were also concerns about locations outside the stadium. Both clubs had named their teams for the match when the announcement was made. There has been no word on when the match would be rescheduled.

Spurs were late arriving at Turf Moor after spending the night in Manchester, and their team was seen entering the stadium just before 1pm. Before making the decision, officials led by referee Peter Bankes waited until both managers were present and had been consulted.

source : Guardian sport

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