Premier League: Manchester City's home clash against West Ham United postponed due to brewing storm across northern Europe

Manchester City's Premier League game against West Ham United on Sunday was called off due to a storm battering northern Europe.

The Associated Press February 09, 2020 17:41:17 IST
Premier League: Manchester City's home clash against West Ham United postponed due to brewing storm across northern Europe
  • It was one of only four scheduled Premier League games this weekend in the competition's first split winter break.

  • The storm has led to football games in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands also being postponed.

  • All four of Sunday's scheduled league games in the Netherlands were called off, including Ajax's visit to Utrecht, along with amateur games at all levels.

London: Manchester City's Premier League game against West Ham United on Sunday was called off due to a storm battering northern Europe.

The announcement was made five hours before the scheduled kickoff in the northern English city of Manchester, with City citing safety concerns due to “extreme and escalating weather conditions."

Premier League Manchester Citys home clash against West Ham United postponed due to brewing storm across northern Europe

Representational image. Reuters

It was one of only four scheduled Premier League games this weekend in the competition's first split winter break. Sheffield United was still due to host Bournemouth on Sunday.

The storm has led to football games in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands also being postponed.

German title challenger Borussia Mönchengladbach said Sunday's game against Cologne would likely not be affected but that fans could face a dangerous journey home.

There was no word of the storm affecting Sunday's other Bundesliga game between league leader Bayern Munich and Leipzig.

All four of Sunday's scheduled league games in the Netherlands were called off, including Ajax's visit to Utrecht, along with amateur games at all levels. Three games in the Belgian league were also postponed.

Updated Date:

also read

Premier League: Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood lead Manchester United comeback to beat Brighton; Spurs held at Newcastle
Sports

Premier League: Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood lead Manchester United comeback to beat Brighton; Spurs held at Newcastle

Rashford slotted home an equaliser on 62 minutes from Bruno Fernandes's pass to reward United's marked improvement.

Premier League: Aston Villa's Trezeguet set for knee surgery after picking up injury against Liverpool
Sports

Premier League: Aston Villa's Trezeguet set for knee surgery after picking up injury against Liverpool

Aston Villa winger Trezeguet requires knee surgery after suffering an injury at the weekend, the Premier League club said on Monday