The Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City has been postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak.
The Toffees were due to play host to Pep Guardiola’s team at Goodison Park on Monday night.
However, the contest has now been called off due to a number of positive Covid-19 tests in the City camp. The match will be rescheduled, but it has not yet been decided when it will go ahead.
? | Following a Premier League Board Meeting this afternoon, #EFC has been informed that tonight's fixture against @ManCity has been postponed on medical grounds due to an increase in cases of COVID-19 in the Manchester City squad.
— Everton (@Everton) December 28, 2020
The Premier League confirmed the news with a post on its website, which added:
“This rise [in Covid-19 cases] 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. The decision has been taken with the health of players and staff the priority. The Premier League continues to have full confidence in its protocols and rules, and the way in which all clubs are implementing them.”