Daily Express

Ham­mers un­der fire af­ter vic­tory tainted by Covid

- HULL CITY Sports · Soccer · Leyton F.C. · Leyton Orient F.C. · Tottenham Hotspur Football Club · Arsenal F.C. · Mikel Arteta · Mikel John Obi · West Ham United F.C. · Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. · David Moyes · London Stadium · London · Hull City A.F.C. · Kingston upon Hull · England · Public Health England · Leyton · EFL League Two · Issa Diop

ON WAY: Sn­od­grass cel­e­brates af­ter his opener for Ham­mers the touch­line. The chaos comes af­ter Ley­ton Ori­ent’s tie with Spurs was post­poned when a num­ber of the League Two side’s play­ers also tested pos­i­tive for Covid- 19.

There are fears now that the lower leagues could face a cri­sis with a lack of test­ing by the EFL and clubs play­ing each other ev­ery three days.

The Premier League shut down in March af­ter Ar­se­nal boss Mikel Arteta tested pos­i­tive for Covid- 19. West Ham are set to play Wolves on Sun­day in their next top- flight match.

The east Lon­don­ers had their tests on Mon­day and say so­cial dis­tanc­ing was ob­served on the way to the tie, min­imis­ing the risk to the rest of the squad.

The club said in a state­ment: “West Ham United can con­firm that David Moyes, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have re­turned pos­i­tive tests for Covid- 19. The club’s med­i­cal team were in­formed of the test re­sults as the team were at Lon­don Sta­dium pre­par­ing for this evening’s Carabao Cup third- round tie against Hull City.

“The man­ager and both play­ers im­me­di­ately left the sta­dium and have re­turned home. All three, who are asymp­to­matic, will now fol­low Pub­lic Health Eng­land and Premier League guide­lines and pro­to­cols.”

Hull said in a state­ment: “We are sat­is­fied that West Ham fol­lowed all guide­lines and pro­to­cols.”

Robert Sn­od­grass volleyed West Ham ahead mid­way through the first half. Se­bas­tian Haller made it 2- 0 on half- time and An­driy Yar­molenko added a sec­ond- half penalty.

Mal­lik Wilks pulled a goal back for Hull, only for Haller and Yar­molenko to make the score­line even more em­phatic.


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