Everton v Man City tonight postponed due to coronavirus outbreak 3 weeks ago

Everton v Man City tonight postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

Three more Man City players are having to self-isolate

Tonight's 8pm kick off between Everton and Manchester City is the second Premier League fixture postponed this season after a coronavirus outbreak.

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Three more cases have been discovered among City's players and staff, after Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker tested positive last week.

Newcastle's match against Aston Villa at the start of the month was postponed after a "significant increase" in cases at the Magpies' training ground.

City and Everton were due to play their second game in less than 48 hours at Goodison Park this evening, having beaten Newcastle and Sheffield United respectively on Saturday.

Manchester City players Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker are already self-isolating, having tested positive for coronavirus late last week, as well as two of the club's staff, the club announced on Christmas day.

Walker apologised in May for breaking lockdown regulations twice.

The Premier League are yet to officially confirm the fixture as postponed but several publications are already reporting the news.

The two new coronavirus variants that have been discovered in the UK are both understood to be significantly more infectious than the original strain of the disease, leading to some suggestion that the UK could go into a 'Tier 5' lockdown as soon as the New Year.

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