The Premier League announced that no positive samples returned during their last routine COVID-19 testing. The number of positive COVID-19 positive results in the Premier League has been on a steady decline ever since the turn of the year. They announced that 2757 tests of players and staff were conducted across two rounds of testing.
The recent results are positive news for the Premier League that have undergone significant financial losses during the pandemic. This will be a huge boost as the Premier League looks to restore normality in the near future.
The final of the FA Cup between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspurs had 8000 spectators in attendance. This was following the semi final between Leicester and Southampton that had 4000 spectators in attendance.
Premier League CEO Richard Masters revealed earlier that he hoped the last two Premier League games of the season could host up to 10,000 spectators. The FA also announced that they would hope to have up to 21000 fans in attendance for the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Leicester City.
Each team had 2000 fans in attendance for the Carabao Cup final along with 4000 tickets divided between the NHS and Brent residents. The fixture was part of a trial conducted “to collect evidence and collate best practices for managing and mitigating transmission risk.” This trial was conducted by the UK Government’s Events Research Programme.
“It’s fantastic, it’s a joy to see them, “Pundit Micah Richards said before kick-off. “And they deserve it, it’s been a long time coming, and hopefully we can give them a good game.”
“It’s much better, it’s not full but it was enough. Good noise. Celebrating with them is much better.” FA Cup-winning manager Pep Guardiola said.
“We deserved to win that game. I’m really proud. We’re so happy to see them back in the stadium, congratulations to everyone.” FA Cup-winning captain, Fernandinho said.