Premier League, Bournemouth-Luton to kick off from 1st minute, not 59th

Premier League has made the decision to replay the entire match between Bournemouth and Luton that was halted in the 59th minute due to an incident involving Luton’s player, Tom Lockyer. The decision is a departure from the usual practice of resuming the match from the moment it was stopped.

According to an official statement from the League, “Following the medical emergency on the pitch involving Luton Town FC’s Tom Lockyer, the Premier League board has decided that last Saturday’s match between AFC Bournemouth and Luton Town FC will be replayed in full.”

The league confirmed that the rescheduled match will take place later in the season, with a specific date to be determined following discussions with relevant parties.

The decision to abort the match at the 59th minute was a collective one, taken in agreement with the referees, players, the coaching teams of both clubs, and the Premier League.

The League expressed its gratitude to the medical personnel and all involved in responding swiftly to what was an extremely distressing situation for all. They extended their best wishes to Tom for his continued recovery and added, “our thoughts are with him, his family and all those at Luton Town FC.”

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