The Premier League clash of Manchester City with West Ham was eliminated after he had fallen victim to Storm Ciara
Premier League clash between Man City and West Ham falls victim to Storm Ciara because game is delayed due to ‘escalating circumstances’ … leaving some Hammers fans relieved after trains from London to Manchester have been canceled
The Premier League clash of Manchester City at home against West Ham United has been canceled, with the club citing employees and supporters of security entrepreneurs amidst Storm Ciara.
City would face the Hammers in the second of two scheduled Premier League games on Sunday, but confirmed the delay just over five hours before the 4.30 PM kick-off.
In a statement on Twitter, City said: “Due to extreme and escalating weather conditions and in the interest of supporters and staff, today’s Premier League match against West Ham has been postponed.”
In the aftermath of Storm Ciara, Manchester City chose to postpone their collision with West Ham
Several trains from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly have been canceled, causing West Ham supporters to travel north for their match with City
Supporters who traveled to the ground had to deal with a possible nightmare trip, regardless of the turns taken.
There is flooding and surface water on the M60 / 62 while there were significant flooding on the Alan Turing Way.
Tram lines were also hit by falling trees. Several routes have been delayed, some routes have been canceled.
Northern Rail has advised customers not to travel by train unless strictly necessary. Train travel times from London are approximately five hours due to reduced speeds. Trains north of Preston have been canceled.
Waves hit the harbor wall in Newhaven in East Sussex while Storm Ciara becomes more intense
The Hammers also posted a similar message to City minutes later and said, “We can confirm that today’s Premier League match against Manchester City has been postponed due to safety concerns caused by extreme weather conditions.”
The meeting with the Etihad Stadium was just one of the many sporting events that took place. Rugby Super League clashes, including Huddersfield Giants against the Leeds Rhinos and the trip from Catalan Dragons to Wakefield Trinity were also canceled due to the impact of the storms abusing Britain.
All clashes between the women’s Super League, including the Arsenal derbys against Tottenham and Everton against Liverpool, also fell victim to the weather, as did the Six Nations clash between Scotland and England.
A tree had fallen on tracks between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury train station
However, the first Premier League meeting of the day between Sheffield United and Bournemouth is scheduled to kick off at 2 p.m.
Now that the game has yet to be rescheduled, the postponement is currently leaving City without a game to play in the 20-day space prior to a return to action in Leicester City on February 22.
After playing for the last time on February 1, West Ham may be even more under the spell when they return to the field two days after City when they visit runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool in Anfield on Monday night.
Despite the stormy circumstances, the collision between Sheffield United and Bournemouth continues