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Manchester City was forced to postpone their Premier League encounter with Everton after many players and coaching staff of the football club tested positive for COVID-19.
This is the second game to be cancelled in the Premier League due to COVID-19 this season, with Newcastle having to close down their training ground and postpone their clash with Aston Villa on December 4.
Manchester City's striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Kyle Walker had already missed the game with New Castle on Sunday after they tested COVID positive prior to kick-off, along with two other staff members.
The Premier League said in a statement, “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.”
Manchester City has not confirmed how many or, which of the first-team players have tested positive following their latest round of testing ahead of the Everton clash.
(Edited by Mandeep Joshi)