Aston Villa’s conflict towards Everton has been postponed because of the present COVID-19 outbreak on the Midlands membership, the Premier League have confirmed.
Villa’s first-team squad have been in isolation after 9 gamers and 5 workers members examined optimistic for the virus.
The sport was moved from Saturday night to Sunday lunchtime as a part of a fixtures rejig however the league stated on Thursday morning that the fixture wouldn’t go forward.
“Aston Villa’s dwelling match towards Everton FC, scheduled to be performed on Sunday 17 January at 12pm, has been postponed by the Premier League Board,” a Premier League assertion learn.
“Following the rescheduling of Villa’s recreation towards Tottenham Hotspur, which was attributable to be performed final night time, a major variety of gamers and workers stay in isolation.
“Consequently, the Premier League Board has agreed to Aston Villa’s request to postpone their match on Sunday.
“Newcastle United’s postponed match at Aston Villa, which was attributable to be performed on four December 2020, has been rescheduled and can now be performed on Saturday 23 January at 8pm, stay on Sky Sports activities.
“The Premier League, in session with its golf equipment, has enhanced its COVID-19 protocols, along with reimplementing a twice-weekly testing programme because the heath of gamers and workers stays the precedence.
“The protocols, which strengthen key parts of the prevailing steering, got here into instant impact final week.”
A Villa membership assertion added: “The Membership wish to categorical its immense gratitude to the medical consultants who’ve helped us to get a major COVID-19 outbreak beneath management, in addition to the Premier League board and our fellow golf equipment for his or her understanding throughout this era.
“We count on that members of the primary staff squad and workers who’re wholesome and secure to return to coaching will accomplish that on Sunday when the isolation protocols could have been noticed.
“The Membership continues to want all these affected by the virus a speedy restoration.
“Our Premier League fixture with Newcastle United, which was postponed on account of an identical outbreak at their coaching floor, will now happen on Saturday, January 23 at 8pm.