No fans in Manchester but Liverpool and London get green light

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Lewis Ambrose

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The first Premier League games with fans present are set to take place in Liverpool and London.

A national lockdown will end across the UK on 2 December, with the government giving permission to fans in lower risk areas to attend sporting events.

The government are implementing a three-tiered lockdown system, with clubs in Tier 3 still playing behind closed doors, clubs in Tier 2 allowed up to 2,000 fans, and clubs in Tier 1 allowed up to 4,000 fans.

Manchester and Birmingham will be considered Tier 3, meaning there will be no home fans at Manchester United, Manchester City or Aston Villa games for the time being.

The first Premier League game to have fans present since March will, though, take place on 5 December, with Liverpool and London ranked as Tier 2 areas.

Liverpool host Wolves and Tottenham host Arsenal in a north London derby on that weekend but exact scheduling for these games is yet to be decided.

Chelsea (v Leeds) and West Ham (v Man Utd) are also set to welcome fans that weekend.