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Luton Town vs Bournemouth set to be replayed in full

Luton Town vs Bournemouth

The Premier League have confirmed that Luton Town’s clash with Bournemouth is set to be replayed in full after the game was abandoned due to Tom Lockyer suffering a cardiac arrest.

The game at the Vitality was suspended in the 59th minute after Lockyer collapsed in the centre-circle while the scores were locked level at 1-1. Luton later confirmed that their club captain had suffered a cardiac arrest on the field, and was taken to hospital where his condition was deemed to be stable.

After a consultation with “all relevant parties”, the Premier League has now confirmed that the game will be played in full:

“Following the on-field medical emergency involving Luton Town player Tom Lockyer, the Premier League Board has decided last Saturday’s AFC Bournemouth vs Luton Town FC fixture will be replayed in full,” read the statement.

Tom Lockyer

“The game will be rescheduled for later in the season, with a date to be confirmed following consultation with relevant parties.

“The decision to abandon the match in the 59th minute was made collectively between the match officials, players, managers from both clubs and the Premier League.

“The League would like to thank the medical staff and all those involved for their swift actions in responding to what was an extremely upsetting situation for everyone.

“We wish Tom a continued recovery and our thoughts are with him, his family and all those at Luton Town FC.”

The Premier League’s decision to replay the game in full falls in line with Law 7.5 of the IFAB Laws of the Game rulebook for the 2023/24 season, which states “an abandoned match is replayed unless the competition rules or organisers determine otherwise.”