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Aston Villa clash with Burnley called OFF just hours before kick-off after Covid broke out overnight in Gerrard’s squad

ASTON VILLA’S match against Burnley today has been canceled due to a Covid case in Steven Gerrard’s team.

Villans will host the match against the Clarets at Villa Park to start at 3pm.

Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa squad suffered a Covid outbreak overnight and their match against Burnley is over

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Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa squad suffered a Covid outbreak overnight and their match against Burnley is overCredit: Getty
The game will start at Villa Park at 3pm

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The game will start at Villa Park at 3pmCredit: Reuters

But an outbreak in the home team meant the game had to be halted, less than two hours earlier.

A Villa statement said: “Aston Villa can confirm that today’s Premier League game against Burnley has been postponed due to the growing number of positive Covid-19 tests in our squad. I.

“The results of the PCR tests, performed yesterday before training as well as the Side Stream Test, were received this morning and confirm the further deterioration of our competitive roster has been impact for our trip to Norwich midweek.

“All individuals who have tested positive are currently in isolation in accordance with government and Premier League procedures and guidelines.

“The club is deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused to Burnley Football Club, both our supporters and Burnley fans due to having to attend the match but acted as quickly as possible. possible this morning to minimize disruption.”

More to follow…

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/17078632/aston-villa-burnley-called-off-covid/ Aston Villa clash with Burnley called OFF just hours before kick-off after Covid broke out overnight in Gerrard’s squad

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