Football fixtures called off

Football on pitch
Footballs will be spending more time on the ground in youth football training. Credit: Kelvin Stuttard,

Football fixtures across England have been postponed until 3rd April at the earliest.

The FA, Premier League, EFL and Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

In the Premier League, North West sides Manchester City and Burnley were set to face each other on Saturday while on Sunday Manchester United were due to go to Tottenham.

Championship sides Preston North End and Wigan Athletic are also out of action. 

Wigan were due to go to Huddersfield while Preston were set to face a trip to Luton this weekend.

In League One, Blackpool v Sunderland, Bolton v Peterborough, and Gillingham v Fleetwood are off, as well as Portsmouth v Accrington.

Tranmere were also due to host Lincoln.

A statement from the EFL said: “This action, which will be kept under constant review, has been taken due to the increasing numbers of Clubs taking steps to isolate their players and staff because of the COVID-19 virus.

“The postponements include all matches in the Championship, League One and League Two, as well as all Academy and youth team fixtures.”

As it stands, all 33 games in National League, National League North and National League South will go ahead tomorrow.