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Harsh weather conditions forces postponement of Everton-Palace and Man City-Sunderland

Adverse weather conditions have forced the postponements of two Premier League matches which were scheduled for tonight.

Everton's home meeting with Crystal Palace and Manchester City's clash with Sunderland have both been deferred to a later date because the weather, mainly severe winds, was deemed to be unsafe for fans and unplayable for the teams.

An official statement from City read: "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's statement added: "Tonight's game has been called off due to building damage which has led to safety concerns."

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