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West Brom ask to postpone match against West Ham

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West Brom have complained to the Premier League about their crowded fixture list and asked for tonights (Tuesday's) visit to West Ham to be postponed.

West Brom, who salvaged a late draw against Arsenal on Sunday, are set for a second match in 48 hours in a key basement battle at London Stadium.

Manager Alan Pardew said: "The league's got to be stronger and say two days is not right."

The Hammers will have had a week since their last game on Boxing Day.

However, they too will face a second match in 48 hours as they play Tottenham - who will also be playing a second match in two days - at Wembley on Thursday.

West Ham's televised game against Spurs was moved from Sunday to Thursday because of safety concerns with the tube stations around Wembley at reduced capacity on New Year's Eve.

The Safety Advisory Group at the national stadium could only recommend 43,000 fans be admitted, less than half the usual amount.

JC

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