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Riots force Spurs' Premier League opener to be postponed

Ongoing unrest in Britain causes disruption to the first weekend of Premier League action.

Updated 11.55

SATURDAY’S PREMIER LEAGUE opener between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Hart Lane has been postponed, the league’s chief executive Richard Scudamore confirmed this morning.

The decision comes as the ongoing riots in Britain, now in their sixth day, continue to disrupt sporting events.

A statement from Tottenham said that the game has been postponed “due to safety concerns relating to infrastructure of the High Road and access to the stadium caused by last Saturday’s riots.”

We apologise for any inconvenience caused to supporters due to matters outside of the control of the Club. We shall update fans on when this fixture will be rearranged in due course.

No decision has yet been taken on the other nine fixtures scheduled to take place this weekend, though Scudamore said that it was “looking positive” that they would all go ahead “subject to any more trouble.”

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