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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Bolton postpone Villa trip

ESPNsocernet staff

Bolton have postponed their Premier League clash against Aston Villa as Fabrice Muamba continues to fight for his life after suffering a cardiac arrest on Saturday.

• Muamba still in "critical condition"

Bolton requested the move after Muamba was admitted to hospital following his collapse during the FA Cup quarter-final match at Tottenham - which was later abandoned.

It quickly became apparent the Bolton players were in no state to fulfil the Villa fixture and the Premier League will rearrange the game at some point in the season.

"Following Fabrice Muamba's admission to hospital yesterday evening, the Premier League and Aston Villa have agreed to Bolton Wanderers' request to postpone the Barclays Premier League match between the two clubs scheduled for Tuesday 20th March," said the Premier League.

"The match will be rearranged at a future date following appropriate consultation with the clubs.

"The thoughts of the Premier League, its clubs and players are with Fabrice Muamba, his family and Bolton Wanderers at this difficult time."

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