Burnley vs Tottenham postponed due to heavy snow

After failed attempts to clear the Turf Moor pitch, the Premier League game was abandoned

Alex Pattle
Sunday 28 November 2021 21:01 GMT
Snow is cleared from the pitch before the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley
Snow is cleared from the pitch before the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley (PA)

Tottenham’s Premier League match at Burnley has been called off due to “adverse weather conditions”.

Turf Moor was hit by heavy snowfall on Sunday, and despite attempts to clear the pitch, the fixture was abandoned approximately 45 minutes before the scheduled 2pm GMT kick-off.

“We can confirm that today’s match against Burnley has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions,” read a tweet from Tottenham’s official account.

Burnley, meanwhile, tweeted: “Due to concerns with the playing surface and surrounding areas, it’s been deemed that the game can’t go ahead safely.”

Both teams had announced their line-ups for the fixture at 1pm, despite uncertainty around whether the game would go ahead.

The match is expected to be rescheduled, though no announcement has yet been made as to when it could take place.

In their most recent outing, Tottenham suffered an embarrassing 2-1 loss to Mura in the Europa Conference League on Thursday, while Burnley drew 3-3 with Crystal Palace in the Premier League last Saturday.

Following their defeat by Mura, Spurs’ new head coach Antonio Conte admitted that “the level at Tottenham is not so high”.

Following the postponement of the game at Burnley, the Italian said: “I think in these conditions, it’s not football. I want to play football.

“I want to have fun, to play and to give emotion. I think in this situation, it’s impossible. And there is serious risk for the players to take injury, and this is not good.

“It’s really disappointing, we had prepared for the game, we had travelled. But at the same time, I think they have made the best decision, the right decision to save the situation for the players, for the fans, for everybody.

“We are disappointed that we didn’t play today and also for you, our fans. We know that you had a long journey to come to Burnley and watch the game. Thank you for this.

“We are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday [for the home game against Brentford in the Premier League].”

Spurs were set to enter Sunday’s fixture occupying seventh place in the Premier League, while Burnley were due to come into the game in 18th.

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