The UK government has confirmed (as relayed by The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick) that London has been placed in Tier 2 based on the number of COVID-19 cases in the city, which means 2000 fans could potentially attend Tottenham’s home matches from next month.

It was reported earlier in the week that fans will be allowed back into stadia across the UK in reduced capacity from December 2, with 4,000 spectators being allowed to attend matches in Tier 1 areas, and a maximum of 2,000 spectators will be allowed in Tier 2 areas (Daily Mail).

It was confirmed that matches being held in Tier 3-designated areas will continue to be played behind closed doors.

The Telegraph now reports that London and Liverpool have now been placed in Tier 2, which means that the likes of Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham, Liverpool and Everton could welcome 2000 fans back through their doors..

This means that the North London Derby on December 5 will be the first game which will potentially see spectators back at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

However, it has been revealed that Manchester, Birmingham, Yorkshire and the North East have been placed in Tier 3, which means that several clubs in the Premier League will continue to play their home games behind closed doors.

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