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Guardiola Has Covid; Djokovic Remains in Oz Quarantine


Pep Guardiola will miss Manchester City's FA Cup third-round tie at Swindon on Friday after testing positive for coronavirus, the Premier League club has announced.

The City manager returned a positive test on Tuesday, as did assistant manager Juanma Lillo, and the pair are now self-isolating.

The club have also reported "a number of other positive cases within the City first-team bubble".

City have not identified any of the other positive cases but have given details of the number of people affected.

A statement read: "This brings the number of those isolating for Covid-related reasons amongst the group to 21. Of that number, 14 are backroom staff with seven first-team players."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has also tested positive for coronavirus and will miss this weekend's FA Cup third round tie with Huddersfield Town.

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp, Crystal Palace head coach Patrick Vieira and Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard have also had to miss their sides' games in recent weeks.


Arsenal have been fined £20,000 for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the Premier League defeat to Manchester City on New Year's Day.

The north London club were charged by the Football Association after players surrounded referee Stuart Atwell following the second-half dismissal of Gunners defender Gabriel Magalhaes for two bookings inside two minutes.

Arsenal lost 2-1 after an injury time winner by Rodri earned City victory


Novak Djokovic is to remain in Australia at a quarantine hotel until at least Monday after his legal bid against his deportation was adjourned.

The world number one tennis player had his visa revoked after not sufficiently satisfying authorities over his medical exemption to compete in the Australian Open.

The Serb, who is the defending champion in Melbourne, has not revealed his vaccination status, but has previously spoken out against vaccinations.

Melbourne has endured six lockdowns and spectators need to show evidence they are double jabbed.

Another 20 time Grand Slam winner, Rafael Nadal, says Djokovic knew the lay of the land.

In Ulster's Doctor McKenna Cup tonight, Cavan play Armagh at Kingspan Breffni Park.


Today’s racing is in Clonmel,

The winners so far:

12.20. No 6 Dino Blue Evs/favourite

12.50, No 13 Whiskey Wealth 9/2 2nd fav


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