Spurs clash with City ‘to be moved to Monday’ at Wembley despite NFL game day before

first_imgTOTTENHAM could play Manchester City on a churned-up NFL pitch if they move their October 28 clash back 24 hours.According to reports, the Premier League clash is set to be moved back 24 hours, with the various parties poised to rubber stamp the fixture switch.8 The Wembley pitch has been seriously churned up by NFL fixtures in previous yearsCredit: PA:Press Association8 Wembley would face a quick turnaround if Spurs do have to play there the day after the NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville JaguarsCredit: Getty – ContributorThe Philadelphia Eagles are due to take on the Jaxonville Jaguars under the arch on that day.But — as has happened in the past — the field of play could be looking worse for wear for the game, with previous NFL games tearing up the grass.According to the Mail, the various parties, including the Premier League and both clubs could agree to moving the game to the following evening.But City rejected any talk of moving the game to the Etihad.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesMISS-RON IMPOSSIBLERonaldo LOSES Golden Boot race after axe from Juve squad for final gameTottenham manager Pochettino talks about the Spurs stadium delay and how it is affecting the club 8 The NFL games at Wembley have previously torn up the playing surface at the home of English footballCredit: Getty Images – Getty8 The turf has been torn up by gridiron games being housed on the grass field at WembleyCredit: Getty Images – Getty8 Wembley ground staff face a quick turnaround if the pitch is churned up after the NFL clashCredit: Getty Images – Getty8 Tottenham trips to Wembley Park than they had anticipated with their new ground still not finishedCredit: PA:Press Association8 Tottenham’s new stadium on White Hart Lane is currently running behind schedule8 At least Harry Kane managed to break his August duck at Wembley StadiumCredit: ReutersThere would be several logistical factors to consider for the move, including the fact that the NFL pitch and markings would have to be removed, as well as the football goals and lines painted on to the field of play.There may also be considerations to be made about the state of the pitch itself, especially if there is rain.Ironically, Spurs’ new ground will be able to avoid any pitch problems with the flick of a switch, with a retractable field of play able to be rolled into the new 60,000-seater arena.Tottenham announced on Monday that they have reached an agreement with the EFL over the possibility of playing their Carabao Cup third round tie in September either in a neutral venue or reversing the fixture.But that depends on whether they are drawn at home or not.They will play their first home Champions League group stage game at Wembley, which will come in either week one or two of the competition.Tottenham 3-1 Fulham: Harry Kane scores his first August goal as strikes from Kieran Trippier and Lucas Moura complete winlast_img

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