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Premier League make decision on Bournemouth vs Luton fixture

Premier League make decision on Bournemouth vs Luton fixture

Bournemouth's game against Luton was abandoned following Tom Lockyer collapsing on the pitch.

The Premier League has announced its decision on the abandoned Bournemouth vs Luton Town fixture last week.

In the second half, the game was abandoned following Luton captain Tom Lockyer collapsing on the pitch.

Manager Rob Edwards ran onto the turf and both sets of players were taken down the tunnel.

After receiving medical treatment, Lockyer was stretchered off and taken to hospital where he was stable after it was communicated he had suffered a cardiac arrest.

The scoreline was 1-1 at the time, with both Elijah Adebayo and Dominic Solanke on target.

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Image: Getty

And it's now been confirmed that the result is null and void, with the fixture starting from zero seconds on the clock when it is replayed later in the season.

A statement from the Premier League said: "Following the on-field medical emergency involving Luton Town FC player Tom Lockyer, the Premier League Board has decided last Saturday’s AFC Bournemouth v Luton Town FC fixture will be replayed in full.

"The game will be rescheduled for later in the season, with a date to be confirmed following consultation with relevant parties.

"The decision to abandon the match in the 59th minute was made collectively between the match officials, players, managers from both clubs and the Premier League.

"The League would like to thank the medical staff and all those involved for their swift actions in responding to what was an extremely upsetting situation for everyone. We wish Tom a continued recovery and our thoughts are with him, his family and all those at Luton Town FC."

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Image: Getty

Additionally, FPL have confirmed that points from the game will be voided.

They said: "Following the announcement @afcbournemouth @LutonTown will be replayed in full at a later date, Gameweek 17 will now be closed and the game will update shortly.

"Points achieved by players in the original fixture will be voided. Normal auto-subs and vice-captain rules apply."

Both sets of players were applauded by fans at the Vitality Stadium when the game was postponed due to the incident.

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Topics: Premier League, Luton Town, Bournemouth