Storm Ciara: Man City v West Ham, rugby, WSL matches, horse racing all off

The Scotstoun ground which was due to host the Women's Six Nations match between Scotland and England

The Women’s Six Nations match between Scotland and England, which was due to take place at Scotstoun in Glasgow, is among the events called off

Manchester City’s Premier League match against West Ham on Sunday has been called off because of Storm Ciara.

Scotland’s Women’s Six Nations match against England is also postponed.

Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield Trinity against Catalan Dragons’ Super League games are off.

All six Women’s Super League matches, including Everton v Liverpool, have been cancelled, along with horse racing at Exeter, Southwell and Punchestown.

But Sheffield United v Bournemouth in the Premier League is set to take place.

A Manchester City spokesperson said: “Due to extreme and escalating weather conditions and in the interests of supporter and staff safety, today’s match has been postponed.

“Further information regarding the rescheduling of today’s match will be published in due course.”

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Scottish Rugby said efforts would be made to play the Women’s Six Nations fixture on another date.

“Safety of travelling fans, players and venue staff was the priority. Discussions are under way around rescheduling the game,” the Scottish governing body said.

Arsenal’s WSL match was postponed “on the grounds of crowd safety, due to extreme weather conditions”.

More than 20,000 fans were expected for the WSL Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park, while Birmingham against Brighton, Bristol City v Reading and West Ham v Manchester City are also off.

Exeter’s race meeting, where the 2019 Grand National runner-up Magic Of Light was due to run, was abandoned because of high winds.

The fixture at Southwell, which has an ‘all-weather’ surface, was also cancelled, along with the Irish meeting at Punchestown which was hit by 27mm of rain and flash flooding.

All five fixtures in the Women’s Championship have been postponed, while the Dutch Eredivisie and Belgian Pro League and the Belgian second tier have postponed their fixtures.

Dutch champions Ajax were among the sides to have fixtures postponed, while Alan Pardew’s ADO Den Haag have also seen their trip to Sparta Rotterdam called off.

Cancelled fixtures:


Premier League

Manchester City v West Ham

Women’s Super League

Arsenal v Tottenham

Birmingham v Brighton

Bristol City v Reading

Everton v Liverpool

Manchester United v Chelsea

West Ham v Manchester City

Women’s Championship

Durham v Aston Villa

Charlton v Sheffield United

Coventry v Blackburn

Crystal Palace v London Bees

Lewes v London City Lionesses


Women’s Six Nations

Scotland v England


Super League

Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos

Wakefield Trinity v Catalan Dragons


Swinton Lions v Dewsbury Rams

York City Knights v Bradford Bulls

Challenge Cup

Barrow Raiders v London Skolars

Keighley Cougars v Newcastle Thunder

Rochdale Hornets v York Acorn

Workington Town v West Bowling