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Breaking: Everton, Man City match called off after Covid-19 outbreak 

Manchester City’s Premier League game at Everton billed for tonight has been postponed because of a Covid-19 outbreak among the City squad.

This is the second Premier League game to be called off after Aston Villa vs Newcastle earlier this month.

Recalled that City announced on Christmas Day, that Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker had tested positive for coronavirus, along with two members of club staff which led to the closure of the first-team’s 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.

“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.”

Victory for Everton at Goodison Park would have taken them level on points at the top of the Premier League table with city rivals Liverpool.

read also; Man City duo Jesus, Walker test positive for coronavirus

Manchester City could have moved into the top four with a win. They are next due in action away at Chelsea on Sunday.

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