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Sunderland clash at Man City called off due to high winds

Feb 12, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT

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It’s a heck of a hike from Northeast England to Manchester, and traveling fans from Sunderland will not be pleased to learn that high winds have forced the postponement of today’s match between the Black Cats and Citizens.

The Manchester Police are credited with calling the game off, and the lack of a contest will serve a battered Manchester City side well. Defender Matija Nastasic recently joined Samir Nasri, Javi Garcia, Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho on City’s injury list, and would not be available for the match.

No rescheduled date has been released, though the two sides are set for a big day on March 2, when they’ll contest the final of the Football League Cup.

There’s still plenty of football being played, as Newcastle/Tottenham, Arsenal/Manchester United, Fulham/Liverpool and Swansea/Stoke are streaming live and online at NBC Sports Extra.

  1. hildezero - Feb 12, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    That’s crazy how the local police are the ones to say if the current day conditions are good to play or not. Can you imagine YOUR local police doing that in your city?

  2. sknut - Feb 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Is this common? I would imagine there was some sort of safety concern for the fans and players to cause the postponement?

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