Everton request full disclosure from Premier League over Man City postponement
Everton have released a statement in response to the decision
Everton have requested full disclosure of the information provided to the Premier League by Manchester City which resulted in the postponement of the game between the two sides on Monday night.
It was confirmed on Monday afternoon that the game at Goodison Park would be rescheduled after more City players returned positive tests for coronavirus. Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker and two members of City's staff are already self-isolating having tested positive late last week.
The Premier League board agreed to postpone the fixture on grounds of medical advice - yet Everton have confirmed in a statement that they are seeking clarification as to exactly why the decision was reached.
'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,' the statement reads.
— Everton (@Everton) December 28, 2020
'Our players were prepared for the game, as were both the team staff and everyone at Goodison. Matchday 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.'
City have closed the club's training facilities in response to the new positive results. Their league fixture against Chelsea on Sunday and the Carabao Cup semi-final with Manchester United on January 6 now seem unlikely to be played as scheduled.