January 8th, 2010


Casualties in the EPL this weekend


Premier League games called off (Wigan-Aston Villa/West Ham-Wolves latest called off)

The freezing weather has claimed Fulham's home clash with Portsmouth, Stoke's visit to Burnley, Sunderland's game with Bolton and Liverpool's clash with Tottenham.

Fulham have announced the game against Portsmouth has been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions affecting the country.

The West London club had been working around the clock to try to get the match on but with concerns over the conditions around Craven Cottage the game has been postponed.

A Fulham statement read: "The club can confirm that due to the adverse weather conditions Saturday's Barclays Premier League fixture against Portsmouth at the Cottage has been postponed.

"The safety of supporters is of paramount importance to the club and following an inspection of the areas surrounding Craven Cottage on Friday morning it was deemed unsafe for fans to travel.

"The club can confirm that all tickets for Saturday's game will be valid for the re-arranged fixture date which will be announced in due course."

Burnley's home game with Stoke at Turf Moor has also fallen victim to the cold snap affecting the UK as the weekend fixture list has been decimated by the weather conditions.


The game between Sunderland and Bolton at the Stadium of Light has also been postponed and Liverpool's home clash with Tottenham followed shortly after.

The Reds are understood to have contacted the Premier League to inform them to call the game off because of the unsafe conditions around Anfield rather than the pitch.

Meanwhile, Wigan are confident Saturday match against Aston Villa at the DW Stadium will go ahead unless the weather conditions take a significant turn for the worse.

There had been concerns for the safety of fans but after an inspection of the

ground and surrounding areas, stadium officials have deemed the conditions safe, with just one car park closed.

Wigan football secretary Stuart Hayton said: "The stadium manager and his team have worked tirelessly to get the surroundings in a fit state for Saturday.

"Only freak weather between now and Saturday can prevent this game from going ahead."

Sky Sports

Confirmed Postponements:

Wigan-Aston Villa
West Ham-Wolves

Still going ahead:


Birmingham -Manchester United


Manchester City-Blackburn