“Our players were prepared for the game, as were both the team staff and everyone at Goodison. Matchday is the most important date in our calendar. And this was a big one.
“Whilst Everton will always have public safety uppermost, we will be requesting full disclosure of all the information that Manchester City provided to the Premier League so the club can be clear on why this decision was taken.”
It is the second Premier League match to be postponed this season due to positive Covid tests after Aston Villa and Newcastle was called off on December 4 due to cases within the Magpies’ camp.
A statement from the Premier League said: “The Premier League continues to have full confidence in its protocols and rules, and the way in which all clubs are implementing them.