Chelsea and Man Utd Welcome Their Fans Back Since March 2020
By; Denis Kayongo. For the first in nine months, Stadiums have welcomed some few fans in the match day elven of the English premier league new season 2020/2021.
Going to watch their teams play in the English Premier League - felt like a huge privilege Saturday for the fortunate 4,000 given the honor of being the first soccer supporters to be allowed into games in England's top division since the outbreak of the coronavirus in March.
The fans - 2,000 from West Ham, 2,000 from Chelsea - had contrasting experiences on opposite sides of London.
West Ham United had a good half time at Olympic Stadium, where they got a 1-0 halftime lead against Manchester United as substitutes Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford inspired the visitors to a 3-1 win.
Chelsea's players treated their select group of attending fans to a comeback of their own at Stamford Bridge. The hosts rebounded from conceding a fourth-minute goal from former player Patrick Bamford to beat Leeds 3-1 thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma and Christian Pulisic.
England is the first of the major soccer nations to allow some supporters back into games during COVID-19's second wave now that its national lockdown has ended.