Everton vs Manchester City Premier League clash has been officially postponed due to an increase COVID-19 cases from Pep Guardiola’s squad.
On 25th December, Manchester City confirmed that Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus have tested positive for the virus and hence are in isolation.
Current reports state that a total of five Manchester City players have now tested positive ahead of tonight’s match against Everton.
🔵 | 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
Everton vs Manchester City was scheduled to take at Goodison Park 8:00 pm today, however, for health safety, the match has been called off until further notice.
Here is the full statement from the Premier League board meeting
Manchester City’s fixture at Everton, due to be played at 8 pm 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.
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.
The League wishes those with COVID-19 a safe and speedy recovery and will rearrange the postponed fixture against Everton in due course