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Covid-19 outbreak tears Sheffield Utd apart 

Sheffield United have become the latest club to be hit by several positive coronavirus tests.

Manchester City’s clash with Everton was forced to be postponed following a breach of the club’s bubble.

And the Premier League have now announced a record number of weekly cases, with the bottom of the table Blades among the worst hit.

An official club statement read: “Sheffield United can confirm the club recorded a number of positive coronavirus tests after the latest round of testing.

“Due to medical confidentiality the club will not be revealing the names of those who have been affected.

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“The individuals who have tested positive have now entered into a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and Government guidelines.

“Earlier today, the Premier League confirmed 18 positive coronavirus tests – the highest figure of the season so far.

“Everyone at Sheffield United would like to extend our best wishes to our colleagues and wish them a speedy recovery.”

Chris Wilder’s side are due to play Burnley at Turf Moor later today.

And despite Sheffield United’s difficulties, the match is still set to go ahead.

The previous season-high of weekly cases was the 16 recorded between November 9 and 15.

In addition to Man City’s troubles, eight EFL matches scheduled for this evening have been postponed after positive cases.

And Rotherham United boss Paul Warne yesterday revealed that his side would only play their fixture with Barnsley this evening for fear of a points deduction.


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