Leeds v Aston Villa Postponed Because Of Covid-19 Cases At Yorkshire Club

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The Premier League match between Leeds United and Aston Villa on Tuesday has been postponed due to Covid-19 instances at the Yorkshire club. Leeds’ match against Liverpool on December 26 had already been canceled.

There had been no new Covid cases, according to the club, but the bulk of those who had already tested positive were still isolating, resulting in a lack of “recognised first-team players.”

In December, 14 games in England’s top division were postponed in total.

Despite the fact that the most recent round of player and staff testing revealed a record 90 positive tests, Premier League clubs decided on Monday not to make any modifications to the festive schedule.

Clubs were advised at the meeting that if they have 13 fit players plus a goalkeeper, they should complete their games. Leeds has stated that they are unable to meet these requirements.

“The board accepted the postponement application since the club does not have the required number of players available for the match,” the Premier League said in a statement.

Source: BBC Sport

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