Premier League cancels Everton vs Manchester City clash due to Covid-19

  • Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus both previously tested positive for Covid-19 
  • Coronavirus has spread and now multiple members of squad have the illness 
  • Game against Everton on Monday night has now been called off as a result
  • Three new positive tests led to decision from Premier League to postpone fixture

Manchester City’s clash with Everton on Monday night has been postponed after three more members of Pep Guardiola’s first-team group tested positive for coronavirus.  

It comes after Kyle Walker, Gabriel Jesus and two City staff members returned positive tests last week, missing the Boxing Day win over Newcastle.

City officials believe the outbreak has stemmed from an outbreak at a London hotel they stayed in ahead of last week’s Carabao Cup semi-final win over Arsenal.

The virus has now spread within City’s bubble, meaning their game against high-flying Everton at Goodison Park will now no longer take place on Monday and Sunday’s big fixture against Chelsea is also at risk.

City’s first-team squad are due to be tested again on Tuesday.