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West Ham trio David Moyes, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen test positive for Covid-19

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A view of the Breyer Group Stadium, home to Leyton Orient.

Leyton Orient’s third round Carabao Cup clash with Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur is not taking place this evening as scheduled.
Discussions are ongoing between the relevant stakeholders in regards to the implications of the fixture not taking place tonight and a further update will be provided in due course.
Leyton Orient, the EFL and the relevant authorities are conducting a thorough review of the club’s covid-19 secure procedures with the view to re-opening the stadium and training ground as soon as possible.

Leyton Orient players undergoing Covid-19 testing following the Mansfield Town draw (Pic: Jacob Ranson)

Leyton Orient chairman Nigel Travis expects the Carabao Cup fixture against Tottenham Hotspur to be replayed after the club revealed a number of their first-team squad had tested positive for COVID-19 on the eve of their clash with Spurs.

West Ham United manager David Moyes appears dejected during the Premier League match at London Stadium.

West Ham United manager David Moyes appears dejected during the Premier League match at London Stadium.

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West Ham confirmed that David Moyes, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen returned positive tests for COVID-19.

The club’s medical team were informed of the test results as the team were at London Stadium preparing for the Carabao Cup third-round tie against Hull.

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The manager and both players immediately left the stadium and returned home.

All three, who are asymptomatic, will now follow Public Health England and Premier League guidelines and protocols.

Tuesday’s match went ahead as planned, with assistant manager Alan Irvine taking charge of the team.

Whether the rest of the squad will have to undergo further tests or whether it will have further implications on the team and their upcoming fixtures is still unknown.

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