Man City vs. West Ham postponed due to extreme weather conditions
Manchester City's Premier League clash against West Ham at the Etihad on Sunday has been postponed because of Storm Ciara.
Severe winds and heavy rain have caused disruption across the country, with more than 200 flood warnings issued and winds expected to hit up to 90 mph.
City, who are 22 points behind leaders Liverpool, would have had the opportunity to open a five-point gap on third-place Leicester with a win, while victory have seen 18th-place West Ham move out of the relegation zone.
"Due to extreme and escalating weather conditions and in the interests of supporter and staff safety, today's match has been postponed," Manchester City said in a statement.
⚠ MATCH POSTPONED ⚠— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 9, 2020
Due to extreme and escalating weather conditions and in the interests of supporter and staff safety, today's @premierleague match against West Ham has been postponed.
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"This decision has been made by Manchester City's Safety Officer following consultation with Club stakeholders and officials at West Ham United.
"Further information regarding the rescheduling of today's match will be published in due course."
The decision follows the postponement of several Women's Super League games.