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Everton request full disclosure from Premier League

Tue 29 December 2020 | 8:17

Everton demanded the full disclosure of the information after their match against Manchester City was postponed.

While

Everton

were due to play

Manchester City

yesterday, it was announced shortly before the start of the game that the match between the two teams had been postponed due to several Man City players being infected with coronavirus.

Four hours before the start of the match between the two teams at Goodison Park,

Premier League

announced that the match would not be held due to the outbreak of the coronavirus at Manchester City camp.

Gabriel Jesus

,

Kyle Walker

and two employees have already tested positive for corona, but the Man City's match against

Newcastle

went ahead on Boxing Day. But 48 hours later, City sent a request to the Premier League asking for a postponement of their game against Everton as the number of players infected with COVID-19 has increased. The Premier League agreed to this request saying the health of the players and staff is the first priority.

The Premier League, meanwhile, told clubs at the start of the season that requests to postpone games would only be heard if at least 14 players of a team are infected with the disease.

Everton

have now asked Premier League in a statement to give a full disclosure on why the match was postponed.

The statement reads:

"Everton Football Club regret the postponement of tonight's match against Manchester City - not only for the 2,000 fans who would have been attending, but for supporters on Merseyside and across the world.

"Our players were prepared for the game, as were both the team staff and everyone at Goodison. Match day is the most important date in our calendar. And this was a big one.

"Whilst Everton will always have public safety uppermost, we will be requesting full disclosure of all the information that Manchester City provided to the Premier League so the club can be clear on why this decision was taken."


source: SportMob