But Johnson set out a range of tough new restrictions for England created to limit the spread of Covid-19.
"We have to acknowledge the spread of the virus is now affecting our ability to reopen large sporting events", PM Johnson said on Tuesday afternoon.
Sports' governing bodies appeared resigned to the postponement and were preparing a request for more financial help.
Pilot test events have been held across sports venues with capacity restricted at 1,000.
Most sports in England, including this cricket ODI between England and Australia, have taken place without fans since March.
National League clubs have been told that if supporters are not allowed to attend, their season will not begin.
The Premier League warned of the "devastating impact" the continued absence of supporters was beginning to have on its clubs and communities.
"Football is not the same without attending fans and the football economy is unsustainable without them", the Premier League said. "Last season, Premier League clubs suffered 700 million pounds in losses and at present, our national game is losing more than 100 million pounds per month". This is starting to have a devastating impact on clubs and their communities.
Chelsea boss Lampard - whose side paid for Covid-19 tests for tonight's Carabao Cup opponents Barnsley - agrees that top-flight sides must do their part and has backed Premier League clubs to bring support to the EFL in these unprecedented times.
The league said it would continue to work with government on getting spectators back into grounds as soon as it was safe to do so.
The government is expected to ask clubs and organisations how they will be able to cope with playing without fans until next year.
The Premier League has expressed its "disappointment" at the United Kingdom government's decision to shelve plans to allow supporters back inside stadiums and claimed that the ongoing disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is costing the game in England £100 million a month.
On working from home: "If it is possible for people to work from home, then we would encourage them to do so", he said. "It's not the spectacle that I believe it is when you get a full St James' Park and you get a cracking game".
"The government has to listen to fans and football clubs on this one".
Some club officials want to avoid a scenario where it appears they are offering financial support under duress; or, even worse, not giving them any money at all.
While Palios insists fourth-tier Tranmere can ride out the crisis, he fears many clubs will not.
There is a growing acceptance that top-flight clubs will have to inject cash into the EFL to keep several teams afloat, knowing that not doing so will have grave consequences and will damage the Premier League's image.
The government felt compelled to reverse the reopening of society after its top scientific and medical advisers said new coronavirus cases were doubling every seven days. "We have waited long enough, is it is time for the Premier League to help us".
Premiership Rugby confirmed this affected the game between Bath and Gloucester on Tuesday and Bristol against Leicester next week.