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Sports Liverpool, London teams to welcome fans back, Manchester clubs must wait

17:15  26 november  2020
17:15  26 november  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Clubs in Liverpool and London will be able to welcome crowds of up to 2,000 people from next week. In the Premier League no fans will be allowed at Aston Villa, Burnley, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle, Sheffield United, West Brom or Wolves.

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Half of the teams in the Premier League will be permitted to welcome some fans back to stadiums when the COVID-19 lockdown in England ends next week.

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The U.K. government announced a new tiering system Thursday to help contain the spread of the virus, with 10 teams, including Liverpool and clubs from London, falling in Tier 2 regions where up to 2,000 supporters can attend matches, according to The Guardian's Paul MacInnes and Ed Aarons.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Everton, Crystal Palace, Southampton, West Ham United, Fulham, and Brighton and Hove Albion can welcome supporters back when the lockdown is lifted on Dec. 2.

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Sports fans have received the news they have waited months for - stadiums will re-open from December 2 when the current Covid-19 lockdown in So it could well be that London -based Premier League clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham can begin to allow a few thousands fans

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The other 10 teams, including Manchester United and City, are located in high-risk areas - Tier 3 - and will continue to play behind closed doors.

While there are no clubs in Tier 1 - where up to 4,000 spectators can attend outdoor sporting events - it's possible that some teams could be elevated or face further restrictions when the government reviews the tiering system in mid-December.

Meanwhile, a majority of clubs in the Championship will continue to play without fans in attendance, as only nine of the 24 teams are in Tier 2.

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The return of 'the Anfield effect' - Liverpool fans finally have the chance to salute and spur on the champions .
The Reds have been cleared to allow 2000 supporters into Sunday's game, which has lifted the spirits of everyone connected with the clubAfter almost nine months, the Premier League will welcome back supporters this weekend.

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