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05 Jan 2010 15:41:50

City v United called off

MANCHESTER United's clash at Manchester City in the Carling Cup has been postponed because of the weather. The sides were to have met in the first leg of their semi-final on Wednesday night but safety concerns for fans getting to Eastlands mean the game has been called off. It is a huge disappointment for everyone that we have had to postpone the tie but we have had the kind of harsh weather unseen in this part of the world for years and years, City CEO Garry Cook told www.mcfc.co.uk. We pursued every avenue possible in search of a solution and whilst the pitch is still playable, what was paramount in our thinking was the safety of fans travelling to and from the game especially in light of the sub-zero temperature forecast for Wednesday night. In the end everyone who was part of the discussions was unanimous that it would have been too dangerous to play the game as scheduled. The rearranged first leg will be played on January 19 (7.45pm) with the return at Old Trafford on January 27 (8pm).


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