Following a Premier League Board Meeting this afternoon, Everton Football Club has been informed that tonight’s fixture against Manchester City has been postponed on medical grounds due to an increase in cases of COVID-19 in the Manchester City squad.
Manchester City lodged a request with the Premier League today to rearrange the match 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.
The Premier League said in a statement.