WSL clash between Man City & Birmingham postponed due to Covid-19

Jamie Spencer
Man City's WSL fixture against Birmingham on Sunday has been postponed
Man City's WSL fixture against Birmingham on Sunday has been postponed / Nathan Stirk/GettyImages

The WSL fixture between Manchester City and Birmingham has been postponed following a number of positive Covid-19 tests in the latter’s squad.

With Covid-19 cases across the UK rising again, it is the second WSL game this weekend to fall victim after the postponement on the north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham. Spurs had already seen their rearranged midweek clash with Chelsea also called off.

A statement from Birmingham explained the number of cases meets the FA threshold criteria for the non-fulfilment of a fixture.

“We have been working hard to ensure that the game would go ahead. However, taking into account the number of positive Covid-19 cases with the squad, the Club does not have a sufficient number of players available,” the Blues said.

There will now be a consultation between both clubs and the FA to arrange a new date for the game to be played.

City’s next WSL game will now be against West Ham on 2 April, which could see the long-awaited return of forward Chloe Kelly from an ACL injury she suffered last season.

Struggling Birmingham have a fixture scheduled for the day before on 1 April against Everton.

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