January 26, 2022

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Burnley v Everton becomes third Boxing Day game to be postponed

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Following yesterday’s news about the postponement of two Boxing Day clash against Liverpool vs Leeds and Wolves vs Watford, the Premier League has approved another clash which was supposed to see Burnley take on Everton at Turf Moor due to Covid and injury cases.

A statement from Premier League said: The Premier League Board has this morning regrettably approved Everton’s request to postpone their Boxing Day away fixture at Burnley.

Everton were due to travel to Turf Moor to play on Sunday, at 15:00 GMT. The Board reviewed the club’s request today to postpone the match following further injuries to their squad. They concluded that the club will not be able to fulfil their fixture this weekend as a result of an insufficient number of players available to play due to COVD-19 cases and injuries.

The Board this morning was able to make its decision in advance of Boxing Day to give clarity to clubs and their fans. We apologise for the inconvenience and disruption caused to those supporters’ festive plans.

The League is aware that the decisions this week to postpone three matches on Boxing Day will disappoint supporters, and understands their frustrations at a special time of year when fans look forward to attending and watching football games.

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