Newcastle United vs Southampton postponed due to COVID-19

Newcastle continues to have ongoing COVID-19 cases and injuries, which led to its match against Everton being called off earlier this week.

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The Premier League Match between Newcastle United and Southampton has been postponed, following a request from the Magpie, as confirmed by the league on Friday.

Newcastle continues to have ongoing COVID-19 cases and injuries, which led to its match against Everton being called off earlier this week.

"The Board accepted the postponement application as the club do not have the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper)," the Premier League said in a statement.

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This is the 18th Premier League game to be postponed due to the virus and injuries this month including a last minute postponement of Leicester City''s match against Tottenham, Hotspur.

The league grants a postponement for a club it has less than 14 players available, with the board examining the requests on an individual case-by-case basis.

Newcastle United sits second from bottom in the league with 11 points from 19 games, while the Saints are 13th with 19 points from as many games in the Premier League.

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