Everton vs Man City Premier League match postponed due to COVID19 outbreak

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The Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park tonight has been postponed after the away team recorded a number of positive COVID-19 tests. The match was due to kick-off at 8pm tonight in front of 2,000 fans.

It is the second Premier League game this season to be called off due to a coronavirus outbreak, after Aston Villa vs Newcastle earlier this month.

Several games in the EFL over the festive period have also been postponed due to outbreaks.

On Christmas Day, Manchester City announced that Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker had tested positive for coronavirus, along with two members of club staff. The club have now closed their first-team training ground.

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.