Norwich City’s match at Leicester City on New Year’s Day has been postponed due to Covid-19 cases and injuries in the travelling squad.
It is the second Premier League postponement for Norwich after their match at West Ham, originally scheduled for December 18, was called off.
Leicester’s backlog of fixtures grows further after Covid cases in their camp led to matches against Tottenham and Everton being postponed on December 16 and 19 respectively.
A Premier League statement said: “Following a request from Norwich City, the Premier League board met today and regrettably agreed to postpone the club’s fixture at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium.
“The board accepted Norwich’s application as the club do not have the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper), due to Covid-19 cases and injuries.
“The decision by the board was able to be made in advance of the fixture to give clarity to the affected clubs and their fans.”
Norwich have lost their last five Premier League games without scoring a goal, leaving them bottom of the table.