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Liverpool vs Leeds among 2 EPL games postponed

COVID-19 cases in the visiting teams have forced the postponement of the Liverpool vs Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford games scheduled for Boxing Day, the English Premier League announced yesterday.

The number of EPL games called off due to COVID-19 outbreaks is now up to 12 in the last two weeks but the League said it was its intention to continue playing fixtures “where safely possible.” “Following postponement requests from Leeds United and Watford as a result of COVID-19, the Premier League Board met this morning and regrettably agreed to call off the two affected clubs’ Boxing Day fixtures,” it said in a statement. The League said Leeds would have been unable to fulfil the fixture due to a number of players with COVID-19, injuries and illness. Watford, which has already had two games called off this month, continues to have an insufficient number of players to field a team, the League said. “Due to players coming out of isolation, it is fully expected Watford will be available for their fixture on Tuesday 28 December, against West Ham United,” the League added.


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