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‘Line Drawn’ Under Manchester City Women’s Dubai Trip

Blues Have Covid Absentees Following Trip To Sun

Manchester City v Chelsea - FA Women’s Continental League Cup Quarter Final Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Manchester City will be ‘drawing a line’ under the Women’s team’s trip to Dubai which saw four players test positive for Covid-19.

The blues gave permission to the players to take the trip as at the time, Manchester were in tier 3 lockdown measure, meaning foreign travel was permitted but not advisable by the government. Subsequently, four of the blues later test positive and the WSL match at home to West Ham and the Continental Cup clash with Chelsea had to be postponed.

“It’s been sorted in the club,” assistant manager Alan Mahon said. “There has been the line drawn through it. We’ve gone past that now, and my concerns and thoughts going forward are Brighton. We’ve drawn a line through it now and that’s it.”

Manager Gareth Taylor was absent from Sunday’s victory over Aston Villa and was again missing for last night’s defeat to Chelsea due to self-isolation.

The blues weren’t the only club to have been struck by the virus, with both Manchester United and Arsenal having to postpone games against Everton and Aston Villa respectively, following players’ trips to the United Arab Emirates.

The blues face a trip to Brighton on Sunday, eager to put Wednesday’s home defeat behind them and continue their fine WSL form.