Premier League ravaged by freezing Britain

Just two Premier League games are set to go ahead on Saturday because of the freezing conditions ravaging Britain, with Wigan's home fixture against Aston Villa called off hours before kickoff.

Five of the seven scheduled topflight matches were postponed, with only Arsenal against Everton and Manchester United's trip to Birmingham set to go ahead.

Both of Sunday's matches - Liverpool vs. Tottenham and West Ham vs. Wolverhampton - have also fallen victim to the coldest temperatures for more than 30 years in Britain.

Wigan's undersoil heating system broke down late Friday, and heavy overnight frost left the surface unplayable.

In the other cases, the pitches were playable but there were safety concerns about transport to the stadiums.

Manchester City is due to host Blackburn on Monday.