Premier League apologise after being forced to reschedule Tottenham v Nottingham Forest just 10 days before match


The Premier League have ‘apologised unreservedly’ after being forced into rescheduling a fixture just 10 days before it takes place.

Tottenham were due to face Nottingham Forest on Monday, April 8 at 8pm however this fixture has now been brought forward.

The Premier League fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been brought forward


The Premier League fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been brought forwardCredit: Getty

The clash will now take place on Sunday, April 7 with the unusual kick-off time of 6pm.

The decision to reschedule the fixture is down to rail and tube strikes which threaten to cause travel chaos for both sets of supporters on the original day of the fixture.

Picked for television coverage, the match will continue to be broadcast on TV.

A Premier League spokesperson said: “The Premier League apologises unreservedly to supporters of both clubs and all those affected, for the inconvenience and disruption caused by this late fixture change.


“The change has been made due to matters beyond the League’s control, namely the decision to implement rail and tube strikes on Monday 8 April and the subsequent reduction in available travel services.

“This has resulted in the local authority’s Safety And Advisory Group determining that it is not possible to stage the match with the required levels of safety for attending fans.”

The 6pm kick-off means that the fixture will clash with the fixture between Sheffield United and Chelsea due to take place at 5.30pm.

That rearrangement came following the decision the move Manchester United vs Liverpool to the earlier kick-off time of 3.30pm.



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