Manchester City, England, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – Winds in excess of 100 mph sweeping the north west of England caused the postponement of Premier League matches at Everton and Manchester City.
City was scheduled to play Sunderland at Etihad Stadium before the match was postponed a little more than an hour before the scheduled kickoff.
Everton was due to play against Crystal Palace at Goodison Park before the game was called off just 30 minutes before the start.
England is experiencing one of its wettest winters in history and is currently being battered by forcewinds.
Both City and Everton released statements confirming the postponements.
Everton noted that there was damage sustained to buildings surrounding the stadium and safety concerns for spectators visiting Goodison Park.
The club added that tickets for the postponed match will be valid for the rearranged game.
Stoke’s meeting with Swansea at the Britannia Stadium was also subject to a second pitch inspection but went ahead, although kickoff was delayed by 15 minutes.