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Arsenal set deadline to decide if Villa tie goes ahead after WSL postponements

Arsenal Women have set a deadline of midday on Thursday afternoon to decide whether their Continental Cup tie with Aston Villa will go ahead later that evening due to poor conditions.

Last weekend's Women's Super League action was marred by late postponements and an abandoned match due to frozen pitches - with the saga being branded as a "dark weekend" for women's football.

Sunday's match between Chelsea and Liverpool was abandoned after just six minutes due to the conditions posing a risk to player safety, leaving managers Emma Hayes and Matt Beard furious that the match went ahead in the first place.

Later that day, Arsenal's trip to Brighton, was also postponed at 4.11pm on Sunday, two hours and 34 minutes prior to the scheduled 6.45pm kick-off time at Broadfield Stadium. Tottenham's match with Leicester was another game that fell foul of the freezing conditions.

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