Report: Whether Man United will receive Carabao Cup bye as Spurs did against Leyton Orient

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Manchester City and Everton had their Premier League match postponed last night after the Citizens suffered a spate of COVID-19 cases within their camp.

Sky Sports reported that Man City had closed their first-team training ground and the squad would be tested again on Tuesday.

This became the second Premier League match of the season to be postponed due to Coronanvirus after Aston Villa vs Newcastle was also rescheduled.

The decision came after Man City announced on Christmas Day that both Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus had tested positive for COVID-19, as well as two members of staff. A new statement revealed that a number of other positive cases had since been returned.

Man City face Man United in the League Cup semi-final next week, begging the question whether the game will go ahead and whether United would be handed a bye if their rivals could not play.

Earlier this season, Spurs were handed a bye in the same competition after Leyton Orient returned 17 positive COVID-19 cases in their squad.

However, the Carabao Cup rules state that the forfeit rule used in Tottenham’s case is only applicable for games up to and including Round Four, meaning that Man City will be safe and Man United will not receive a bye (Express).

Spurs face Brentford in their own semi-final, with the winner facing the champion of the Manchester derby.

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