No away fans for EPL penultimate round

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The English Premiership League have confirmed that no away fans will be allowed for the final two rounds of the league matches.

This comes after the league announced that at least 10,000 home fans will be permitted to attend the final two match week fixtures of the 2020/21 season, subject to the government going ahead with the planned easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

The government is set to announce whether or not restrictions will be eased no later than May 10.

Match Round 37 will take place in the midweek of May 18 and 19.

The league statement reads: “Following consultation with clubs, it was agreed matches would not be open to away supporters due to varying operational challenges across the league and the need to deliver a consistent approach while maximising the opportunity for home-fan attendance.

“The safety and security of supporters is of paramount importance. Clubs have a proven track record of providing Covid-safe environments and have operational plans in place ready to safely welcome supporters back to their stadiums.

“Fans have been greatly missed at Premier League matches and this marks a key step towards full stadiums, including away fans, from the start of the 2021/22 season.”

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By FARPost Reporterr

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