Tottenham Hotspur are on the brink of securing another year of Barclays FA Women’s Super League football after being awarded three points from January’s postponed fixture against Birmingham City.
Spurs were just four points above the relegation zone but the club have this afternoon confirmed that they have been handed the three points from their postponed fixture against Birmingham City, moving them seven points clear with just six games remaining.
The game was postponed due to Birmingham City opting to pull out on safety grounds due to a shortage of available players. The Blues believed that letting the game go ahead could have risked further injuries to their playing squad and they say that they had a duty of care to protect their players.
The Football Association have now assessed the situation via an Independent Tribunal and it has been determined that Spurs should be awarded the win with the game not being rescheduled. Birmingham City are said to have breached Rule 11.3.18 which relates to failing to fulfil an engagement to play a match. It is not known whether any adjustments will be made to either clubs’ goal difference following the award of the three points to Spurs.
Birmingham City currently occupy ninth position in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League table, three points above the relegation zone. The Blues also boast a significantly better goal difference than bottom club Bristol City.