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Tottenham Hotspur v Everton called off

Not very long ago we reported that Tim Cahill was prepared for the start of the Premier League to be postponed, after the riots that ripped apart England's major cities. Now the game he was due to play in – Tottenham v Everton – has been called off.

With Tottenham High Road still a crime scene, it's hardly a surprise that the game has been called off. Now the Premier League has to decide what to do about the other fixtures, not only in London but elsewhere. They're expected to make their decision by 6pm.

'The very latest situation is that Tottenham and Everton has gone,' said Premier League chief Richard Scudamore. '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.

'The other nine fixtures are looking positive, subject to any more trouble. At 6pm tonight we will have a very clear picture. The Tottenham game is a real shame but we support the police in what they are doing. They want these games to go on as much as we do.'

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