Manchester City confirm three more positive coronavirus cases
Ahead of Wednesday's EFL Carabao Cup semi-final with Manchester United, Manchester City announced three more positive Covid-19 cases.
Manchester City have confirmed Scott Carson, Cole Palmer and one staff member have tested positive for coronavirus. The Premier League club have been massively impacted by Covid-19 cases in recent weeks, with six first-team squad members being forced to sit out Sunday's 1-3 win at Chelsea.
Manchester Cup derby
Ahead of Wednesday's EFL Carabao Cup semi-final clash with Manchester United, City have announced three more positive cases in the latest round of testing.
"Manchester City FC can confirm that Scott Carson, Cole Palmer and one member of staff have tested positive for COVID-19," a club statement read. "Both personnel will now observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine. Everyone at the club wishes Scott, Cole and all of our other colleagues a speedy recovery ahead of their return to work, training and competition."
"It is the semi-final, we cannot expect a more difficult rival than we are going to face, but we have the desire to play well and get to another final.”— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 6, 2021
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Teenage academy product Palmer has featured twice for City this term in cup competitions, while third-choice keeper Carson has yet to make an appearance. City previously had to shut their training centre following last month's initial coronavirus outbreak, which led to their trip to Everton being postponed four hours before kick-off. Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker and Eric Garcia are all confirmed to have contracted the respiratory illness, while Ederson previously confirmed he was self-isolating. Defender Benjamin Mendy was named among the substitutes for the Chelsea match, despite breaching coronavirus regulations by hosting a New Year's Eve dinner party. Meanwhile, four Manchester City Women players tested positive on Tuesday.
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