Tottenham Hotspur are now set to play Fulham on Wednesday night rather than the original match against Aston Villa, the North London club have revealed.
The match against Villa had been thrown into doubt when the club released a statement last week, claiming that an outbreak of positive COVID-19 test cases had forced them to shut down their training ground.
Aston Villa were then knocked out of the FA Cup by Liverpool after they chose to field a team of academy youngsters rather than forfeit the tie.
Spurs were set to take on Villa on Wednesday January 13, but the fixture has now been called off. However, the Premier League have rescheduled Tottenham’s game against Fulham to take place on the same night at 20:15 on Amazon Prime Video.
This comes after the original fixture on December 30 was called off due to a number of COVID-19 positive test cases in the Fulham camp.
Some Spurs fans took to Twitter to react to the fixture swap:
they should either field a youth team for forfeit ffs
— stevos sport show (@camstevo_) January 11, 2021
If you can’t field a team you should have to forfeit
— Dilly 🇺🇸 (@COYSonny7) January 11, 2021
Thank God we’re at least playing
— Luke ☢ (@lUKE_c0ys) January 11, 2021
— Tidy (@Tidy_Yid) January 11, 2021
So they can make a team vs Liverpool but not against us. Makes complete sense.
— koray (@KorayTHFC) January 11, 2021
— jack1234 (@ThfcJack1234) January 11, 2021
don’t care just win both and sign players
— . (@aaronthfc_) January 11, 2021
Nice to see a bit of common sense for once!
— Dan (@ElCapitain82) January 11, 2021
Well done @premierleague common sense and also better scheduling for Fulham also 👏🏻👏🏻
— Chris Yid for Life (@ForYid) January 11, 2021
Now we only have 2 games to rearrange and not 3 which is good
— Oliver Grant (@oliver_grant24) January 11, 2021
Common sense finally prevails! 👏🏻
— Matt Allen (@MattCOYS81) January 11, 2021
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