The Premier League fixture between Manchester City and Everton has been postponed due to an increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Manchester City squad.
Recall that Manchester City’s duo of Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus and two members of staff all tested positive for COVID-19 a few days ago.
The fixture has now been shifted for a later time and date yet to be confirmed by the Premier League.
A statement on Everton’s website confirmed the development as well.
The statement reads;
Following a Premier League Board Meeting this afternoon, Everton Football Club has been informed that tonight’s fixture against Manchester City has been postponed on medical grounds due to an increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Manchester City squad.
Supporters who were successful in getting match tickets through the Club’s ballot for the fixture are advised not to travel to the stadium.
An alternative date and kick off time has yet to be decided but will be confirmed on evertonfc.com as soon as possible.
Everton’s next fixture will now be the New Year’s Day visit of West Ham United (5.30pm GMT)
Pep Guardiola’s men will travel to Chelsea on the 3rr of January, 2021 for their next Premier League match.