Manchester United’s game against Brighton on Saturday was quickly followed by games involving Brentford, Watford, Norwich and Leicester as coronavirus spreads throughout players and staff.
Five Premier League games due to take place this weekend have been postponed because of Covid-19 outbreaks.
Following the announcement on Thursday morning that Manchester United’s game against Brighton on Saturday was off, the Premier League later confirmed four more fixtures would be postponed:
Southampton vs Brentford – Saturday December 18, 3pm
Watford v Crystal Palace – Saturday December 18, 3pm
West Ham United vs Norwich City – Saturday December 18, 3pm
Everton vs Leicester City – Sunday December 19, 12pm
It means five of the 10 matches scheduled for the weekend have been scratched from the schedule with the only games set to take place on Saturday now being Aston Villa’s home game against Burnley and Leeds vs Arsenal.