Everton vs Man City match called off as City stars test positive for coronavirus
Everton’s Premier League match with Manchester City on Monday night has been called off after a number of City players tested positive for Covid-19.
Defender Kyle Walker and forward Gabriel Jesus tested positive before City’s last game against Newcastle, but it is believed that even more of the squad have now contracted the virus.
Speaking after that game, City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed that Walker and Jesus were recovering.
“The last thing I think about is being without Gabriel and Kyle,” he said after the game.
“What we want is that Gabriel and Kyle don’t get worse and can be asymptomatic and pass this 8-10 days without tough symptoms.
“Covid is here. It is not just here in Man City, it is all around the world attacking hard so that’s why we have to be careful and what we want is the next days is for them not to have symptoms and recover.
“We are going to wait for them, we look forward to see them again and without them we are going to move forward. The team, the guys who want to join us, that want to commit with the team and what we want to do altogether are more than welcome.
“The guys who think about what is best for the team and think they have to give something for the team given it has worked for them, they will be part of the team forever. The guys that don’t want it, it will be their problem.”