Everton request ‘full disclosure’ from Premier League after Man City fixture cancelled


Everton have requested “full disclosure” from the Premier League after their fixture against Manchester City was cancelled at late notice due to an outbreak of Covid-19 in Pep Guardiola’s squad. 

The match was postponed just a few hours before kick-off after it was discovered that further members of City’s first-team squad had tested positive for the virus. Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker and two members of City’s staff had tested positive last week and missed the club’s Boxing Day win over Newcastle United. 

City have now closed their training ground for an “indeterminate period, with the squad and associated bubble undergoing testing before any decision is made for training to resume” and their upcoming fixture against Chelsea is also in doubt.

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A statement released on Everton’s official website read: “Everton Football Club regret the postponement of tonight’s match against Manchester City – not only for the 2,000 fans who would have been attending, but for supporters on Merseyside and across the world.

“Our players were prepared for the game, as were both the team staff and everyone at Goodison. Matchday is the most important date in our calendar. And this was a big one.

“Whilst Everton will always have public safety uppermost, we will be requesting full disclosure of all the information that Manchester City provided to the Premier League so the Club can be clear on why this decision was taken.”

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