Newcastle trip to Southampton postponed
Newcastle United’s Premier League match away to Southampton on Sunday has been postponed
because of the number of Covid-19 cases and injuries in the Magpies squad.
Newcastle’s match at Everton was postponed on Thursday after the club asked for the game to be called off.
The Premier League accepted Newcastle’s request as the club do not have the required number of players available.
While applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, the minimum number of players required is set at 13 outfield
players and one goalkeeper.
The game was due to kick off at 14:00 GMT on Sunday at Saint Mary’s stadium.
The most recent figures show a record 103 Premier League players and staff tested positive for Covid in the seven days
up to and including 26 December.
Premier League and EFL clubs chose to fulfil their festive fixtures despite the ongoing coronavirus disruption.