TOTTENHAM’S stadium shambles deepened final night time because the Premier League BLOCKED them from transferring their conflict with Manchester Metropolis to the Etihad.
Spurs face a race to get their swanky £850million new area prepared for the televised October 28 fixture in opposition to the champions.
There are actual fears it won’t be completed and the Londoners made a secret fee to the FA for the choice to play at Wembley till the top of the 12 months, as SunSport revealed yesterday.
Spurs CANNOT play on the nationwide stadium on that date as it’s getting used for an NFL match which can’t be moved.
Premier League bosses need Spurs to work with Wembley — together with Sky Sports activities and Metropolis — to discover a new date.
But when that’s not doable, the Prem face breaking their very own guidelines once more by permitting Spurs to make use of a THIRD house stadium — presumably Twickenham — in the identical season.
Guidelines additionally state that any unauthorised postponements carry sanctions, together with fines and a doable factors deduction.
Spurs admit the 62,062-seat floor on the location of White Hart Lane will not be prepared till later within the autumn.
They’ve switched their house video games with Liverpool on September 15 and Cardiff on October 6 to Wembley and yesterday issued a grovelling apology to their followers.
However any plans to reverse the Manchester Metropolis fixture have been vetoed to guard the integrity of the league.
If allowed, it could imply Pep Guardiola’s males having to play three successive away video games — at Crystal Palace, Spurs and Burnley — in April, a crucial stage of the season.
It will additionally go away Mauricio Pochettino’s facet with 4 straight house fixtures in opposition to Brighton, Huddersfield, Metropolis and West Ham in that month.
Prem chiefs are set for extra talks with Spurs.
Another choice is to play the sport on the unfinished stadium however with some stands closed so a security certificates might be issued.