Tottenham’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace today will go ahead as planned, with the decision made just hours ahead of kick-off.
It was reported last night that the fixture had been called off due to a number of Covid-19 cases at Palace, but no official communication was released until this morning, a move which left supporters of both sides in the lurch.
However, the game in north London will now be played as scheduled, despite the league’s coronavirus chaos threatening to derail it.
Indeed, three other Premier League games today have already been scrapped as a result of outbreaks, with Burnley’s match with Everton postponed on Christmas Eve.
According to reports, two members of Palace’s backroom staff tested positive for Covid, following on from a number of other positive tests recorded by players.
Palace were pushing for the game to be postponed amid the Covid chaos, while Spurs – well aware of the hectic fixture schedule – were keen to play on.
Sportsmail understands, however, that the Premier League were not satisfied with Palace’s late application, which is said to have been lodged early this morning.