Manchester City’s Premiere League match which was slated for Monday has been postponed four hours before kick-off because of an outbreak of coronavirus at the club.
Recent tests have returned more positive results, in addition to those of Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker and two staff members revealed on 25 December.
The club in a statement said:
“After the latest round of Covid-19 testing, the club returned a number of positive cases, in addition to the four already reported on Christmas Day.
“Based on strong medical advice the Premier League, in consultation with both clubs, have decided to postpone the fixture.”
“The board agreed to rearrange the game as a precaution, and further testing will now take place tomorrow [Tuesday].
“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.”