Journalist reveals North London derby could be played at neutral venue

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

There was some good news yesterday for football fans after it emerged that all twenty clubs had agreed to restart the Premier League season in three weeks’ time (Daily Mail).

Tottenham are set to host Manchester United in their first game back in what is likely to be a crucial match in the race for Europea qualification.

While all nine of Tottenham’s remaining games are important, Spurs fans will particularly be looking forward to the North London derby.

However, the clash against Arsenal could well be held at a neutral venue outside North London with The Times reporting that authorities are concerned that ‘key matches’ such as rivalries could lead to supporters congregating outside stadiums.

The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick has suggested that the North London Derby is likely to be classified as a high-risk game.

It looks like Arsenal will have to wait until next season for their first visit to the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Spurs Web Opinion

Given that games are set to be played behind closed doors anyway, I don’t think neutral venues will make much of a difference. Besides, it is probably a good thing that the first North London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is likely to be played in front of a full house next season.

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