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Everton v Manchester City called off due to Covid cases

Manchester City v Everton has been postponed.

Manchester City’s clash with Everton that was scheduled to take place at 8pm this evening has been called off.

The game, that was due to take place at Goodison Park, is the second game this season to be postponed due to a Covid outbreak, after Aston Villa vs Newcastle earlier on this month.

Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus had already tested positive for Covid-19 and it’s understood three further players/staff have now tested positive.

The club confirmed the news of Walker and Jesus testing positive, along with two members of club staff, on Christmas Day.

City’s first-team training ground has now been closed.

A Manchester City statement read: “After the latest round of Covid-19 testing, the club returned a number of positive cases, in addition to the four already reported on Christmas Day.

“With the security of the bubble compromised, there posed a risk that the virus could spread further amongst the squad, the staff and potentially beyond.

“Based on strong medical advice the Premier League, in consultation with both clubs, have decided to postpone the fixture.

“All positive cases involving players and staff will observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine. The first team training ground at City Football Academy will close for an indeterminate period, with the squad and associated bubble undergoing testing before any decision is made for training to resume.

“Everyone at the club wishes all of our colleagues a speedy recovery ahead of their return to work, training and competition.”

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www.breakingnews.ie

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