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TOTTENHAM are demanding responses from Premier League bosses after their game against Fulham was canceled just over three hours before kick-off

The late decision made Spurs question why the league bosses waited so long to respond to Fulham’s request to postpone – as Jose Mourinho’s side is now in a pairing crisis

Tottenham’s frustration heightened when Mourinho, his staff and players gathered at their base to prepare for the Fulham match, which was canceled just after 2:30 p.m.

Prem bosses said the decision was made due to a “significant increase in Covid cases and a number of players with symptoms”

SunSport understands that six Fulham players and four staff tested positive, which did not mean an automatic shift as there were 14 or more players left

But they had the backing of Public Health England and the Prem added, “The board has consulted its medical advisors and the decision to postpone it is a precaution where the health of players and staff is a priority”

The postponement adds to Spurs’ problems as at least seven games have been played in three competitions over the next month before the Europa League resumes in February

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Within 90 minutes, City confirmed that the team had the green light to return to the training ground, which had been closed on Monday for a “deep clean”

Five players – including Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker – went missing after testing positive when Pep Guardiola’s squad trained at their headquarters and was partially closed “in consultation” with the league bosses

City said, “The Covid-19 bubble was tested Tuesday and the results so far have shown no new positive results”

A statement said: “The league is relying on its Covid-19 protocols to allow the games to be played as planned and these continue to be fully supported by the government”

But after this week’s breakout at Sheffield United – plus Fulham boss Parker and Southampton’s Ralph Hasenhuttl – the latest tier changes isolated for fans on Merseyside, spoiling Marine’s big day on Sunday

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