Tottenham could reportedly be handed the victory over Leyton Orient as their Carabao Cup clash is in serious doubt.
The League Two outfit have released a statement on their official site stating that a number of their players have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick adds that talks are being held with Public Health England about what course of action to take next.
#thfc EFL are speaking to Public Health England and expected to make an announcement this afternoon. Understand game could be postponed or, given the schedule, cancelled with Spurs awarded the win.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) September 21, 2020
He says an announcement could be made later today, with the game either set to be postponed or cancelled altogether.
This would supposedly see Spurs given the win, which would be an interesting development.
The return of football amid the coronavirus pandemic has largely gone pretty smoothly, albeit without fans present at games for some months now.
However, if large numbers of players start contracting the virus, we could see more of this in the weeks and months ahead.
One hopes that if Tottenham are given the victory here, it will provide a big incentive for clubs and players to work extra hard at following the rules and measures to keep the spread of the virus to a minimum.