Burnley vs Tottenham postponed before kick-off due to heavy snow

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Tottenham's clash with Burnley at Turf Moor has been called off due to awful weather conditions and heavy snow in Lancashire.

Spurs had initially been late to arrive to the ground, meaning officials had to wait until both managers were present before making a final decision.

They eventually took to the pitch an hour before kick-off to see whether the players could manage, but attempts to clear the pitch were in vain as the undersoil heating failed to work as snow continued to fall.

While the undersoil heating system had been left on overnight at Turf Moor, in the end it was unable to cope amidst such extreme conditions.

The decision was therefore made to call the game off as the conditions were deemed unplayable.

Burnley posted on Twitter: "Due to concerns with the playing surface and surrounding areas, it’s been deemed that the game can’t go ahead safely."

It is unclear when the game will be rearranged for, with both clubs facing busy schedules in the coming weeks.

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Burnley are set to go away to Wolves on Wednesday before making a trip to Newcastle next Saturday.

Spurs are due to make the short journey to Brentford on Thursday, with Norwich then to come at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium three days later.

There is a gap in Burnley's schedule from December 4-12, but Spurs are in Europa League action against Rennes on December 9.

Those fixtures all come before the bumper Christmas schedule, which will see both teams play five more Premier League matches throughout December.

Spurs also have a Carabao Cup quarter-final at home to London rivals West Ham to come three days before Christmas.

The postponed clash with Burnley may therefore need to be rearranged for a date in January if it can't be played on Monday.

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Spurs were aiming to bounce back from their humiliating 2-1 Europa League defeat away at minnows Mura on Thursday night, Antonio Conte's first since taking the reins earlier this month.

As for Burnley, they would have been hoping to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five matches.

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