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EPL: Manchester City vs West Ham off as Storm Ciara hits UK

By Mutala Yakubu

Manchester City's Premier League fixture against West Ham on Sunday has been postponed due to "extreme weather conditions" associated with Storm Ciara.

The extreme weather has also seen the Women's Six Nations tie between Scotland and England, scheduled to take place in Glasgow, called off with 70mph winds expected to hit the city.

All six Women's Super League fixtures have been postponed, including the north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham and Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool, as have Championship games at Charlton, Coventry, Crystal Palace and Lewes.

Rugby League has also been hit, with Catalans Dragons' trip to Wakefield and Huddersfield Giants' game against Leeds Rhinos in Super League being called off.

All three of Sunday's race meetings in Britain and Ireland have been abandoned, but the Premier League game between Sheffield United and Bournemouth is scheduled to go ahead as planned at 2pm.

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Manchester City said in a statement: "Due to extreme and escalating weather conditions and in the interests of supporter and staff safety, today's match has been postponed.

"This decision has been made by Manchester City's Safety Officer following consultation with Club stakeholders and officials at West Ham United.

"Further information regarding the rescheduling of today's match will be published in due course."

Dozens of domestic and international flights have been cancelled as Storm Ciara is set to batter the UK and Ireland with heavy rain and winds of more than 80 miles per hour.

Weather warnings have been issued across the country for Sunday amid forecasts of very strong gusts and the risk of flooding.

Rail companies in England, Scotland and Wales have urged passengers not to travel and say they will operate reduced timetables and speed restrictions on Sunday.

Source: Skysports