Report: Spurs set to avoid re-arranged Carabao Cup tie

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Tottenham Hotspur look set to be handed a place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, with the Evening Standard claiming that Leyton Orient have given up their attempt to have the third round tie rearranged.

Tottenham’s match against Orient yesterday evening was called off after a number of players at the League Two outfit tested positive after Saturday’s draw with Mansfield (BBC).

Orient shut down their east London stadium and training ground after receiving the positive results and held discussions with Public Health England about whether any further action was required to be taken.

The report claims that the O’s players were informed earlier this afternoon that a rearranged game would not go ahead.

Under the rules of the competition Spurs should be awarded a bye to the fourth round with Orient said to be unhappy with the EFL’s decision to allow West Ham United’s game to go ahead against Hull City, despite manager David Moyes and two of his players testing positive with just an over an hour before kick-off.

Spurs will face a London derby against rivals Chelsea in the fourth round after Frank Lampard’s side comfortably swept aside Barnsley.

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