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Manchester City’s game against Everton today has been postponed due to a number of COVID-19 cases among the City squad.

The Monday night clash between Manchester City and Everton has been postponed after five members of the Manchester club’s squad tested positive for Covid-19.

Just after the announcement that Kyle Walker, Gabriel Jesus and two City staff members tested positive on Christmas Day, missing Boxing Day win over Newcastle. The virus’ spread within City’s bubble, means sunday’s big fixture against Chelsea is also at risk. 

Premier League statement released read: ‘Manchester City’s fixture at Everton, due to be played at 8pm this evening, has been postponed following a Premier League Board meeting.

‘Manchester City lodged a request with the Premier League today to rearrange the game following an increase in positive COVID-19 test results received by the club this morning, on top of the cases reported on Christmas Day.

‘This rise has created uncertainty and the Premier League Board received medical advice that the match should be postponed. The Board agreed to rearrange the game as a precaution, and further testing will now take place tomorrow.

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