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City v Sunderland: Match postponed

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Manchester City can confirm that this evening’s fixture versus Sunderland has been postponed due to exceptional and escalating weather conditions.

The safety of those in, around and travelling to the stadium complex cannot be guaranteed. This decision has been made by the Safety Officer and Greater Manchester Police.

Both managers and the match officials understand and support this decision. Everton have also cancelled tonight's game with Crystal Palace due to the weather conditions.

Manuel Pellegrini said: "The safety of the City and Sunderland supporters is the most important thing and we understand and fully support the reasons behind the game being called off.

"We were ready to play this game but the well-being of the people coming to the Etihad is paramount. We hope everybody gets home safely, both in Manchester and Sunderland."

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