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Portsmouth P-P Birmingham

Portsmouth's Premier League match against Birmingham has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

The club invited supporters to help clear the Fratton Park pitch of snow on Wednesday and were confident that the game would go ahead.

But heavy rain overnight and the forecast of more wet weather to come prompted referee Anthony Taylor to call it off after a 1000 GMT inspection.

A new date for the match has yet to be announced by the club.

"There are several patches of water on the pitch which will not drain away," said Portsmouth's head of operations Lucius Peart.

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"We've had very heavy rain here which has come on top of the meltwater from all the recent snow and ice.

"The pitch normally drains very well but it was hampered by what we believe to be frost deep in the pitch which is affecting the drainage system."



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Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 16 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 21 34 48
2 Man Utd 22 30 47
3 Arsenal 20 30 42
4 Tottenham 21 20 38
5 Man City 21 12 38
6 Aston Villa 20 11 35
7 Liverpool 21 12 34
8 Birmingham 21 2 33
9 Fulham 20 4 27
10 Everton 21 -4 26
11 Stoke 21 -7 25
12 Sunderland 21 -8 23
13 Wigan 20 -21 22
14 Blackburn 21 -18 21
15 Burnley 21 -21 20
16 Wolves 21 -21 19
17 Hull 21 -22 19
18 West Ham 20 -9 18
19 Bolton 18 -10 18
20 Portsmouth 20 -14 14

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