Premier League postpones Burnley’s game against Watford
19 January, 2022, 8:08 am
Jan 17 (Reuters) – The Premier League said it had postponed Burnley’s home match against Watford on Tuesday after a string of COVID-19 cases and injuries left the hosts with a depleted squad.
The match at Turf Moor was the 22nd league fixture to be rescheduled this season.
“The Premier League Board accepted Burnley’s application with the club having fewer than the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper), due to ongoing COVID-19 cases, injuries and representation at the Africa Cup of Nations,” the Premier League said in a statement.
Burnley are 20th in the league on 11 points, having played 17 matches, three points adrift of Watford in 17th, who have played 19 matches.
The League apologised for disruption and inconvenience caused.