Latest update on Tom Lockyer Cardiac Arrest: Bournemouth vs Luton Town Replay Date and Time

 Luton Town has released fresh update regarding their captain Tom Lockyer who suffered a cardiac arrest in the match against Bournemouth on Saturday. 


When will the replay be?

Again, we don’t know yet but there are a few possible free midweeks where the match could slide in. Luton and Bournemouth’s playing schedules aren’t as packed as some teams’ given that they aren’t in European competition.

In theory, they could replay the game this midweek (either Tuesday or Wednesday) as both teams are already out of the Carabao Cup, so don’t have a quarter-final to play. That date may be too soon from a logistical point of view, however.

When was Bournemouth vs Luton abandoned?

Lockyer collapsed in the centre circle just before the hour mark at the Vitality Stadium and the clock eventually paused at 65 minutes as he received treatment. About 20 minutes after the initial suspension, the game was officially abandoned, as confirmed by a Premier League statement.

What was the score at the time?

At the time of Lockyer’s collapse, the score was 1-1. Luton had taken an early lead through Elijah Adebayo but in-form Bournemouth equalised on 58 minutes as Dominic Solanke found the net. The final 30 minutes or so were unable to be played due to the medical incident.

Will the match be replayed?

In short, yes. The laws of the game, as posted on the FA website, say that: “An abandoned match is replayed unless the competition rules or organisers determine otherwise.”

The result as it was won’t stand and, given that we are not even at the halfway point of the Premier League season yet, there is plenty of time to squeeze in a replay. There needs to be a result from the match to ensure that all Premier League teams play an equal 38 games across the season.

Will the score be 1-1 or will the match restart?

This is a good question and the Premier League are yet to confirm either way, although they are likely to release a statement in the coming days. In all likelihood though, the match will be restarted at 0-0 and they’ll play a full 90 minutes.

While our captain Tom Lockyer remains in hospital following the cardiac arrest he suffered on the pitch at Bournemouth yesterday, we understand that supporters are concerned for him and that there is widespread media interest in his condition.

Tom is still undergoing tests and scans, and is awaiting the results before the next steps for his recovery are determined.

We are unable to provide a running commentary on his situation, and request that all media please wait for any updates to be released via the club’s official channels when the time is right.

We all want the very best for Tom, his partner Taylor and the whole Lockyer family, and politely ask that his and their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

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