Just Tottenham called off as QPR confirm Bolton match is on

QPR’s opening-day clash with Bolton Wanderers on Saturday will definitely go ahead, the Premier League have confirmed.

Tottenham’s match with Everton at White Hart Lane was postponed early today as the clean up from the London riots continued, and there were fears that the other nine top flight games would also be called off.

However, a Premier League statement read:“Following on-going discussions with the Metropolitan Police, statutory authorities and clubs in London, the Premier League can confirm that, aside from the postponed Tottenham Hotspur v Everton match, all League games in the capital will go ahead as scheduled this weekend.

“The Premier League has worked closely with the authorities and London-based clubs throughout the recent civil unrest to ensure matches are staged in accordance with supporter safety.

“While all efforts were made to try and facilitate the Tottenham Hotspur v Everton match by the Metropolitan Police and the local authority, the situation on the Tottenham High Road proved too difficult to overcome.


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“The Premier League would like to thank the Metropolitan Police and all the other relevant police forces for their efforts and on-going communication during this difficult time.

“Acting on current information from the authorities there is no reason to believe that matches outside of London will be affected at this time.”

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