Heavy snowfall blanketed northern England on Sunday, creating wintry conditions for a trio of Premier League matches. Here’s a look at some of the best images from a picturesque day in England’s top flight:
Burnley vs. Tottenham Hotspur
This one never even got started, as the adverse weather forced a postponement of Burnley’s contest with Tottenham. It’s no surprise considering the state of Turf Moor.
There’s a football pitch under there somewhere – we think:
Some Tottenham players made the most of the situation with a snowball fight:
This fan was bundled and ready for the action, blizzard be damned:
Sadly, there was no cameo from the iconic orange balls:
Leicester City vs. Watford
Leicester’s 4-2 victory over Watford began like any other contest – the field was actually green – but the scene eventually resembled a winter wonderland.
As is always the case in these situations, members of the grounds crew were the heroes:
Perhaps they should have kept the sprinklers off for this one:
Manchester City vs. West Ham United
Manchester City claimed a 2-1 win over West Ham at the Etihad Stadium, overcoming both the conditions and the dangerous Hammers.
Marking Pep Guardiola’s attackers is already difficult, but the weather rendered City’s home kits nearly indistinguishable:
A more cohesive unit: Manchester City in full flight, or the club’s groundskeepers?
Spare a thought for the goalkeepers in today’s snow-filled games; they don’t get to run around and stay warm like their outfield peers: