Burnley vs Tottenham POSTPONED: Game abandoned after snow piles up on Turf Moor pitch – updates

BURNLEY'S Premier League match against Tottenham has been POSTPONED due to snow on the Turf Moor pitch.

Visitors Spurs had arrived in Lancashire for the game and were getting ready to warm up but

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The Clarets played out an epic 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace last time out but remain in the relegation zone despite an uptick in form.

Spurs meanwhile were embarrassed against Mura in midweek and Conte will be keen to see a response here.

Stay up to date with all the latest from Turf Moor in our live blog…

  • Alex Cole

    GAME OFF

    From a footballing perspective – it is a shame for fans of the Premier league.

    It would have been intriguing to see how Spurs attempted to bounce back from their disappointing loss away at Mura in midweek.

    It may have been a poor spectacle in the snow- as Dyche and referee Peter Bankes referred to.

    Groundsmen sweep the snow at Turf MoorCredit: Alamy
    A mountain of snow at Burnley which ultimately caused the postponement of the gameCredit: Getty
  • Alex Cole

    SEAN DYCHE SPEAKS

    "The ref explained to me that we'd have to keep stopping and clear the lines.

    "Also, there's the safety issue.

    "I made it clear that I would play if we could."

  • Alex Cole

    PETER BANKES SPEAKS

    Today's referee spoke to Sky Sports News.

    "The ground staff worked as hard as they could."

    "The best thing to do was to call the game off – which we did after speaking to both managers."

    "There was going to be an opportunity to stop the game every 15 minutes but both managers were in agreement that the spectacle wouldn't have been very good."

  • Alex Cole

    DEVASTATING

    You have to feel for this couple – who travelled from TEXAS to attend the game today..

  • Alex Cole
    No need for corner flags as the game gets called off at BurnleyCredit: Getty
    Turf Moor in the snowCredit: Reuters
  • Alex Cole

    SNOW PLAY

    The game was scheduled to kick-off at 2pm GMT but the decision was made by referee Peter Bankes to postpone the match 50 minutes before kick-off.

    Shovelling the snow at Turf Moor before the ultimate decision to postponeCredit: PA
  • Alex Cole

    NO DYCHE

    Sean Dyche in the snow at Turf MoorCredit: Reuters

    Dyche has finally got his coat on. Hoping to get the big man's reactions shortly.

  • Alex Cole
  • Alex Cole

    GAME OFF

    As Burnley added their team sheet to Twitter and then quickly removed it – the news filtered in that a decision had been made.

    No football for us at Turf Moor today folks.

  • Alex Cole

    MATCH POSTPONED

    Hello, good morning and welcome to SunSport's live coverage of Burnley vs Tottenham in the Premier League.

    Unfortunately – following the pitch inspection at Turf Moore – the game is now OFF.

    We will bring further news to you as we have it.

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