Manchester City vs West Ham Matchday 28 Clash Postponed
Original Match Canceled
Manchester City and West Ham had been scheduled to face off on Sunday for the Matchday 28 of the 2022-23 Premier League season. However, this weekend’s matchday 28 of the 2022-23 Premier League between Manchester City and West Ham has been postponed to a later date. It was originally due to take place on Sunday 19 March 2023 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester but has been canceled as officially confirmed.
Implications for Manchester City and West Ham
At the moment, the second-placed Citizens are five points clear of current leaders Arsenal in the title race. Unfortunately for Pep Guardiola, his players will not be playing in the league this weekend, while their key rivals are. The Hammers, who are now joint 18th with Bournemouth, will also feel the lack of league action. It remains to be seen how the rescheduling of this match will impact both teams’ respective runs in the league.
Why the Match was Postponed
Manchester City’s clash with West Ham at Etihad Stadium in the Premier League was postponed because of the team’s appearance in the FA Cup Quarter-Finals versus Burnley this coming weekend. This game will take place at Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Saturday, March 18. The rescheduling was a necessary move to keep the team’s respective schedules from getting too crowded, given the importance of both the Premier League and FA Cup competitions.
The new time and date of the Manchester City vs West Ham matchup have not been confirmed yet. The FA Cup has necessitated the rescheduling of two other matches, including Liverpool’s match against Fulham and Brighton’s game against Manchester United. There will be seven Premier League games this weekend featuring clubs who were eliminated from the annual knockout competition. With the Premier League drawing to a close in May, the race for the title remains incredibly tight, leaving clubs with little choice but to prioritize their respective matches accordingly.