Man City and West Ham refuse to reschedule Premier League clash this weekend after their match was postponed due to Storm Ciara wreaking havoc.
The Premier League clash between Manchester City and West Ham was called off early on Sunday. This was done to avoid putting the safety of the public at risk. Both sides agreed to the decision after heavy rain and destructive gales caused disruption across the country.
The match between the two sides will now be rescheduled for another day. However, any chance of the game occurring this week itself have taken a massive blow. This is because both clubs have turned down the invitation to play this weekend.
Man City and West Ham refuse to reschedule Premier League clash this weekend
According to the Evening Standard, discussions are set to begin between both clubs and the Premier League, but neither club is prepared to play this weekend. The first ever winter break in the Premier League offers the perfect window to re-arrange the fixture.
However, the Premier League had previously expressed its desire not to see clubs arrange competitive or friendly fixtures during this period. Both Man City and West Ham would be unhappy if they were in turn forced to do so.
Off the two, though, it is Man City, that would end up suffering more with this decision. The reigning Premier League champions have already postponed their game against Arsenal due to their participation in the Carabao Cup.
Should they qualify for the FA Cup quarterfinals, their match against Chelsea will also have to be moved to another date. The club are also in the Champions League; making it even tougher to find an available date for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Perhaps the FA now, will pay heed to both Klopp and Guardiola’s complain about too much football.
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