The 2019-20 Premier League season will restart on June 17 and the reaction to that news has been one of relief and delight across the globe.
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The Premier League held in-depth meetings with all 20 clubs and, among other matters, June 17 emerged as the date games will return. Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Premier League season was suspended on March 13 with 92 games remaining.
As per the agreement, the two games in hand, Man City v. Arsenal and Aston Villa v. Sheffield United, will be played on June 17 so all teams are on 29 games played when then the rest of the games resume on June 19-21.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Premier League season was suspended on March 13 with 92 games remaining, and when the season restarts on June 17 it will have been 100 days without a game in England’s top-flight.
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Here’s a look at the reaction from key figures across the soccer world to the news the Premier League season will restart in less than three weeks’ time.
It’s coming back, it’s coming back, it’s coming, football’s coming back. June 17 💥
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 28, 2020
Football is back soon 💪 pic.twitter.com/LlDfU7lWaX
— Harry Kane (@HKane) May 28, 2020
— Wolves (@Wolves) May 28, 2020
— Gini Wijnaldum (@GWijnaldum) May 28, 2020
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) May 28, 2020
— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) May 28, 2020
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) May 28, 2020
1947 – The last English top-flight league game to be played in the month of June came on 14th June 1947 when Sheffield United hosted Stoke City. Summer. pic.twitter.com/EXYNMqQDSe
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 28, 2020
June 17th 🗓🖋 pic.twitter.com/hvF1ag03zi
— Patrick van Aanholt (@pvanaanholt) May 28, 2020