Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur: Covid outbreak forces officials to cancel Seagulls clash

Spurs were also forced to pull out of their Europa League match with Rennes on Thursday evening.

<p>Brighton boss, Graham Potter (left) and Spurs boss Antonio Conte.</p>

Brighton boss, Graham Potter (left) and Spurs boss Antonio Conte.

The Premier League fixture between Brighton and Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur scheduled to take place on Sunday December 12 has been cancelled because of Covid-19.

Spurs confirmed the game had been cancelled in a statement published shortly after 6.00pm on Thursday evening.

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“We can confirm that our Premier League fixture at Brighton & Hove Albion, on Sunday 12 December at 2pm, has been postponed following a Premier League Board meeting this afternoon (Thursday),” said a Spurs spokesperson.

“The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone the game following guidance from medical advisers, with the health of players and staff the priority. The fixture will be rescheduled in due course.

“The club requested the match to be rearranged following a significant number of positive COVID-19 cases among players and relevant staff.”

The spokesperson added: “As with our other affected fixture, against Stade Rennais in the Europa Conference League, we shall update supporters with more information as soon as it is available.

“We should like to apologise to everyone at Stade Rennais and Brighton & Hove Albion and to both their supporters and ours for any inconvenience caused.

“We should also like to thank both clubs for their understanding during these challenging times.”