London: Everton’s match at home to Birmingham City and Blackpool’s game against Liverpool were postponed on Sunday as Premier League fixtures once again fell victim to freezing conditions in Britain.
“There are several miles of frozen pipes, many of which burst during the course of Christmas Day night,” Everton said on their website.
“Our stadium and safety teams worked round the clock but due to the rapidly deteriorating conditions -- and in the interests of safety and hygiene we have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone the game.”
Promoted Blackpool, who do not have undersoil heating at their Bloomfield Road ground, were forced to postpone their third successive home match due to a frozen pitch.
The seasiders, who face a cluttered schedule of rearranged games, said on their website the match had been rescheduled for Jan. 12.