Premier League – Southampton-Newcastle meeting officially postponed due to Covid-19


And one more ! This Friday, the Premier League formalized the postponement of the match between Southampton and Newcastle, initially scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. The too large number of cases of Covid within the workforce of the Magpies gave rise to this postponement, which the English championship body explained in a press release.

« The Newcastle club continue to have new cases of Covid-19 and injuries, which led to their game against Everton being postponed earlier in the week. The League accepted the postponement request, as the club does not have the required number of players available for the match (13 field players and a goalkeeper) « , can we read in the announcement of the postponement.

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« To disappoint the supporters »

A thought is also addressed to the fans of both clubs. « The League recognizes that recent decisions to postpone matches will disappoint fans, and understands their frustrations, even more so at this time of year when fans are waiting to celebrate and attend soccer matches.« . With this umpteenth postponement, it is already the 18th game to be played later.

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