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Friday, Aug. 12, 2011

Spurs' season opener off after riots

AP

LONDON — Tottenham's opening match of the Premier League season against Everton on Saturday has been postponed following disorder in the London neighborhood that sparked trouble across England.

There are ongoing safety concerns in the area around the north London club's White Hart Lane stadium, which has seen police resources stretched.

"The police have done a fantastic job, but it's been a crime scene all week and the council have not had enough time to do what they need," Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said Thursday.

Tottenham said the decision was taken because of "safety concerns relating to the infrastructure of the High Road and access to the stadium caused by last Saturday's riots."

"We apologize for any inconvenience caused to supporters due to matters outside of the control of the club," Spurs said.



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