Gary Lineker and others react with delight in Premier League return

‘It’s coming back, it’s coming, football’s coming back’: Gary Lineker and Co react with delight as it’s revealed Premier League will return on June 17 (but Arsenal joy soon turns to despair when they realise they’re playing Man City!)

  • The Premier League season will resume on June 17 after getting the go-ahead 
  • England’s top flight has been put on hold since mid-March due to coronavirus 
  • The resumption will see Arsenal face Man City and Sheffield United play Villa
  • Football fans have taken to Twitter to delight in the return of the league 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Football fans got the news they’ve all been waiting for on Thursday as the Premier League announced it would be making its return on June 17.

England’s top flight has been on hold since mid-March owing to the coronavirus crisis, leaving many concerned that the 2019-20 season would be null and voided as a result of health implications linked with a return.

However, after club’s successfully returned to training and only a handful of tests returned positive, the Premier League will be resumed in just under three weeks, to the delight of many football fans.

Football fans have delighted in Thursday’s news that the Premier League is returning

England’s top flight season will resume in under three weeks’ time after a ten-week lay off

And those fans have taken to social media to express their delight in the news that the top flight will be making a comeback. 

BBC Match of the Day presenter, Gary Lineker, wrote: ‘It’s coming back, it’s coming back, it’s coming, football’s coming back. June 17’.

Meanwhile, @Football__Tweet wrote: ‘When you see the Premier League will return on June 17th’ alongside a gif of a delighted youngster.

Football fans, including Gary Lineker, shared their delight in the top flight’s return

The return means that Liverpool, who are leading the league by 25 points, are likely to win their first league title in 30 years.

@JonnyGabriel wrote: ‘Premier League football returning on 17th June which just so happens to be Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson’s 30th birthday 30 years after Liverpool last won the top division’.

While a large number of fans were elated by Thursday’s news, the return may not be a happy one for Arsenal fans, as their side face the daunting prospect of facing Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium first up.

However, Arsenal face a daunting trip up to the North West first up when they take on Man City

And fans of The Gunners, like Piers Morgan, expressed their concerns on social media

Arsenal fan and Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan wrote: ‘GOOD NEWS! Premier League re-starting on June 17. BAD NEWS! First game back is Arsenal away to Man City. This all feels too early to me, let’s not rush back into things…’

@PatrickTimmons1 wrote: ‘Premier League football is set to return on June 17. Our first game is away to Manchester City’. Attached is a picture of a less-than-impressed Jurgen Klopp.  

Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli has shared his excitement at football’s impending return

June 17 will also see Sheffield United take on Premier League strugglers Aston Villa

@hipippa said: ‘ive waited 11 weeks for premier league football to be back just for arsenal to play man city first so i think i’ll just go back to sleep’. 

It’s not going to be football as we know it, with fans prohibited from watching the games from the stands as a result of health measures to limit the risk of spreading the deadly disease.

@HenryWest 25 said: ‘Can not wait for Premier League football to be back now! even if it is with no fans’. 

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