Manchester City v West Ham WSL game called off after positive Covid-19 tests


  • Four City players or staff test positive for coronavirus
  • Arsenal v Aston Villa fixture also in doubt

Manchester City Women have had a number of positive Covid-19 test results.

Manchester City Women have had a number of positive Covid-19 test results.
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Manchester City have confirmed their Women’s Super League game against West Ham this weekend has been postponed because of positive coronavirus tests at the club. City were scheduled to play West Ham at home on Saturday but four players or staff members have tested positive and the game has been called off.

A club statement read: “Manchester City FC can confirm that Saturday’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture against West Ham United has been postponed. The Football Association have decided to postpone the match following four positive Covid-19 cases and a number of other mitigating factors affecting the City squad. A new date for the game will be confirmed in due course.”

The Manchester City men’s team, who use the same training facility as the women, have also had a number of positive tests, with Scott Carson and Cole Palmer the latest players to be ruled out because of the virus. Their game against Everton last month was postponed following an outbreak at the club.

Arsenal’s WSL clash with against Aston Villa on Saturday is also in doubt after the club asked for the fixture to be postponed after a player tested positive for Covid-19 following a trip to Dubai. Furthermore, A number of the Arsenal squad are now self-isolating.

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