After half of the Citizens’ squad allegedly tested positive for coronavirus, Manchester City’s match with Everton on Monday night was suspended.
The Goodison Park showdown was called off just a few hours before kickoff, with City reporting that the new round of tests had identified “several positive cases”.
The four-time Premier League champions had officially announced on Christmas Day that COVID-19 had been contracted by Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker – as well as two staff members, but such positive samples did not influence their clash with Newcastle United on Boxing Day.
Now, The Sun says up to half of Pep Guardiola’s side could be afflicted with the infection, a potential source of the epidemic being a hotel stay for last week’s EFL Cup trip to Arsenal.
Everton have also reported that after Monday night’s game was postponed, they will request full disclosure, and Man City has not announced whether other players have tested positive.