The Premier League match between Aston Villa-Everton, scheduled for Sunday, was postponed due to the appearance of several positives for covid-19 in the whole of Birmingham, whose training ground remains closed.
The Premier League noted in a statement that a “significant number” of players and staff of Aston Villa remain isolated.
“As a result, the Premier League board agreed to Aston Villa’s request to postpone their match on Sunday“, adds the writing.
Villa, who already has three games postponed, will play Manchester City on Wednesday. The match, on the first day, was postponed then due to the continuity of Pep Guardiola’s team in the UEFA Champions League.
Another, at home to Newcastle, was postponed on December 4 following the coronavirus outbreak in the Magpies and has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 23.
Aston Villa’s home match against Everton FC, scheduled to be played on Sunday 17 January at 12pm GMT, has been postponed by the Premier League Board
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– Premier League (@premierleague) January 14, 2021
🔵 | Our away match against Aston Villa, scheduled to be played on Sunday at 12pm, has been postponed by the Premier League Board. #EFC
– Everton (@Everton) January 14, 2021
Aston Villa can confirm that Sunday’s scheduled Premier League fixture with Everton has been postponed.
Our fixture with Newcastle United, which was postponed as a result of a similar outbreak at their training ground, will now take place on Saturday, January 23 at 8pm.
– Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) January 14, 2021