Scott Carson: Manchester City goalkeeper among three more positive Covid-19 results at club

Manchester City goalkeeper Scott Carson is among three more people who have tested positive for Covid-19 at the club.

Carson, on loan from Derby County, Cole Palmer and one further staff member will now observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocols, City confirmed.

On Tuesday the Premier League confirmed a season-high 40 positive coronavirus cases were recorded in the latest week of testing.

Six Manchester City players missed their match against Chelsea because of coronavirus outbreak at club.

Pep Guardiola admitted City “don’t have many players” for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester United due to Covid-19.


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  • PL records season-high 40 positive Covid results

Five subs allowed for remainder of Carabao Cup

Manchester City and the other three teams contesting the Carabao Cup semi-finals and final will be allowed to make five substitutions per game, the English Football League has confirmed.

Up until the last-four stage, regulations had been kept in line with the Premier League, with the substitution limit at three.

As was the case during the resumption of the 2019/20 Premier League season, coaches will be limited to three opportunities to use their five substitutions during the 90 minutes.

However, if a Carabao Cup match were to go into extra-time, one additional opportunity to use up the five changes would be permitted.

The Carabao Cup semi-finals have been reduced from two legs to one this season, with a more congested fixture schedule amid the coronavirus pandemic taken into account.

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