New rules on Covid-19 postponements in the Premier League could be in place for the first round of games in February.
Manchester United got back on track with a 3-1 win at Brentford on Wednesday, but Cristiano Ronaldo’s petulant reaction to his substitution cast a shadow over their first victory in three Premier League games.
The widespread postponement of Premier League games has created a backlog of fixtures which could produce a number of double gameweeks later in the season.
Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool had only themselves to blame for their shock 1-0 defeat at Leicester as Mohamed Salah’s penalty miss and Ademola Lookman’s winner dented the Reds’ title challenge on Tuesday.
Liverpool came from two goals down to beat Leicester on penalties after a pulsating League Cup quarter-final ended 3-3 at Anfield as Tottenham and Chelsea also made the semi-finals on Wednesday.
Leicester’s Premier League match against Tottenham on Thursday has been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak as Brentford boss Thomas Frank called for the entire weekend programme to be scrapped.
Leicester left Newcastle still rooted in the Premier League relegation zone with a 4-0 victory, while Crystal Palace’s 3-1 win against slumping Everton piled the pressure on Rafael Benitez on Sunday.
Napoli sent Leicester City crashing out of the Europa League as the Italian side advanced to the knockout stages with a 3-2 win in a dramatic conclusion to Group C on Thursday.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed seven players and three staff members have not travelled to Italy for Thursday’s Europa League tie against Napoli.
Manchester United condemned Crystal Palace to a 3rd straight defeat, while Tottenham Hotspur eased their way to a comfortable victory against Norwich City in the Premier League on Sunday.