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Tottenham’s Carabao Cup Match Against Leyton Postponed Over Coronavirus

Tottenham’s Carabao Cup Match Against Leyton Postponed Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Tottenham’s Carabao Cup Match Against Leyton Postponed Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Tottenham’s Carabao Cup round three game at Leyton Orient has been called off due to positive coronavirus tests at the League Two club.

Orient were set to host the Premier League side on Tuesday night, but were forced to call off the game and close their Breyer Group Stadium and training ground until further notice.

Testing, paid for by Tottenham, was carried out following the O’s 2-2 draw against Mansfield on Saturday.

EFL clubs no longer have to conduct mandatory tests on their players and staff for coronavirus on a weekly basis this season, as is still the case in the EPL.

Both Plymouth Argyle, who Orient beat in last week’s Carabao Cup Round 2 tie, and last Saturday’s league opposition Mansfield have issued statements on Monday saying they will take an additional round of testing as a precaution.

Given Tottenham’s packed fixture schedule, with a Europa League tie on Thursday in Macedonia and potentially another next week if they triumph at Shkendija, the Premier League side also have little room to rearrange the Round 3 tie.

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