Aston Villa the latest Premier League club hit by Covid/What it means for Norwich clash
Aston Villa have become the latest club to have their plans thrown into disarray by an outbreak of Covid-19, it has been confirmed.
United’s coronavirus chaos
The subject of Covid-19, unfortunately, has come back to the fore in a major way across the Premier League landscape on Sunday.
This comes after concerning word stemming from Old Trafford confirmed that several members of Manchester United’s squad and backroom staff alike had returned positive tests for the virus:
Man Utd suffer Covid-19 outbreak with Brentford clash under threat of being axed https://t.co/rpQs1kaR3z
— Neil Custis (@ncustisTheSun) December 12, 2021
This of course comes fresh off the back of further outbreaks at the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Everton over the course of the last week.
United’s upcoming Premier League meeting with Brentford, in turn, has been cast into doubt.
Villans latest hit
And, as alluded to above, just hours later, yet another member of the English top-flight have seen their preparations for the midweek round of fixtures in the top-tier of English football brought to a halt.
The club in question? Aston Villa.
As confirmed by The Athletic, one member of Steven Gerrard’s playing squad was joined by a number of staff in testing positive for Covid-19 this weekend.
The club’s recovery session on the back of their 1-0 defeat at Liverpool, in turn, was cancelled earlier today.
In more encouraging news, though, it is suggested that, as things stand, Villa’s meeting with Norwich City on Tuesday night is ‘still set to go ahead’.
🚨 Aston Villa the latest PL club to suffer #COVID19 issues. Some positive tests among training ground staff & 1 player. Today’s recovery session cancelled but building open tomorrow. Hoped Norwich game goes ahead. W/ @greggevans40 for @TheAthleticUK #AVFC https://t.co/rJ4XVCyBbv
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) December 12, 2021
One first team player has tested positive for COVID at #AVFC
Training scheduled for tomorrow and game at #NCFC still set to go ahead, but Villa are now the latest club to suffer problems following an outbreak at #MUFC today, too:https://t.co/DPh6UV5S0a
— Gregg Evans (@greggevans40) December 12, 2021
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