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Premier League clubs set for the return of fans to the stadiums as UK government ease restrictions



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Premier League clubs are set to welcome fans back to match venues following the ease of restrictions by the UK government.


Fans of the premier league will be able to return to match grounds after the government announced new coronavirus restrictions on Thursday.

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The UK government confirmed that the national lockdown in England will end December 2, but regional restrictions will be enforced.


The most relaxed region fell under Tier 1, several fell into Tier 2, meaning up to 2,000 supporters attend games, But up to 10 top-flight clubs were placed in the strictest category, tier 3.


The top ten clubs that will see fans return includes London sides Tottenham, Chelsea, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Fulham, as well as Liverpool, Everton, Brighton and Hove Albion, and Southampton.


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While the other half including Manchester City, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Burnley, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield United, West Brom, and Wolves. will have to continue playing behind closed doors.


Arsenal will be the first premier league club to welcome back fans when they host Rapid Vienna in the Europa League next Thursday.


Many other football leagues will be able to have fans return, with matches set to take place in three divisions on Thursday.



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