BREAKING: Burnley v Tottenham match postponed due to heavy snow

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Efforts are on to clear the heavy snow at Burnley's Turf Moor
Efforts are on to clear the heavy snow at Burnley's Turf Moor

Burnley’s Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor was postponed 50 minutes before kick-off because of heavy snow.

The fixture was due to start at 14:00 GMT but despite attempts to clear the pitch, the game was called off at 13:10.

Referee Peter Bankes said: “They worked as hard as they could but within 10 minutes the pitch was covered again.”

Burnley manager Sean Dyche added: “It fell that quickly and heavily – it’s still quite strong now.”

Officials try to clear the heavy snow
Officials are trying their best to clear the heavy snow

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte said: “There is a bit of disappointment because we were ready to play but at the same time I think the Premier League has made the right situation to save the situation for the players and fans.

“In these conditions it is not football. I want to have fun. In this situation it is impossible and there is a serious risk for the players.”

This match has been postponed to play at a later date.