WHY Stoke’s Clash With West Ham Was Delayed
STOKE’S Premier League clash with West Ham was delayed yesterday after a “major power outage” at the bet365 Stadium.
Mark Hughes’s side were scheduled to kick off against the Hammers at 1500 GMT(11pm Malaysian time), but with less than half an hour to go before the match, it was announced the start would be delayed.
Parts of the stadium were plunged into darkness, while fans were forced to remain outside while the problem was addressed.
“Kick off will be delayed due to a major power outage. We will make a further announcement after 3.00pm,” a post on Stoke’s official Twitter account said.
“A power surge has affected both club generators and the mains supply.”
Stoke were finally able to restore power, with the kick-off rescheduled for 1600 GMT.