Watford play out postponed Leicester City clash on Football Manager

Premier League postponed

As late as Thursday evening, this weekend’s Premier League ties were set to go ahead.

However, on Friday morning, the PL announced that games had been suspended, with the intention of returning on April 4th.

The Premier League followed the likes of Serie A and La Liga  in calling off their games in the wake of the spreading COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The virus has already infected both Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi.

However, thankfully, both have since posted reassuring updates on social media, with Hudson-Odoi claiming that he has recovered.


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Watford play postponed game on FM

And whilst the coronavirus should, of course, be taken very seriously, and you should be following the guidelines and advice offered by the World Health Organisation, Watford FC have, on Saturday, tried to lighten the mood a bit on social media.

The Hornets were set to take on Leicester City this weekend in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off.

That tie obviously didn’t take place, but instead, Watford decided to simulate the clash on Football Manager.

For those interested, Watford began the tie on the back foot after Etienne Capoue was shown a straight red card for a rash tackle.

Marc Albrighton then fired the Foxes into the lead, before Roberto Pereyra bagged a late equaliser for Watford.

Southampton also attempted to get in on the social media action by challenging Norwich, their scheduled opponents this weekend, to a game of noughts and crosses.

Norwich didn’t respond, but luckily Manchester City would step in for the Canaries.

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