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Everton fans react to club official statement after City game postponed

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Everton were due to play Manchester City in the Premier League at Goodison Park on Monday night, but the game was postponed on medical grounds due to an increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the City squad.

The Toffees released a statement on their official website:

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.

The decision has clearly left the Everton fan base frustrated, although taking the bigger picture into account, it was possibly the most sensible measure taken by the league.

According to reports from The Guardian, City’s training ground has been closed for an indefinite period after a number of their players were tested positive for Covid-19 following the latest round of testing.

The likes of Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker were confirmed COVID positive on Christmas Day, while three new players have now been infected.

The fixture will now be re-arranged. The Premier League took the decision of postponing the game after a board meeting yesterday.

The Premier League guidelines, however, state that requests for a postponement will be rejected unless a club has fewer than 14 players available. It remains to be seen how it unfolds in the next few days as Everton have now requested “full disclosure” of the information.

This is how many Everton fans have reacted to the official statement:

https://twitter.com/EvertonNewsFeed/status/1343653708991754243?s=20

City’s upcoming matches against Chelsea on Sunday and Manchester United the following Wednesday in the Carabao Cup semi-final are in doubt.