Everton vs Newcastle have become the latest Premier League match to be postponed over Christmas.
The match was originally scheduled for Thursday, December 30, but due to the skaters’ growing Covid-19 fall and injury problems, it will now be played later in the campaign.
The news comes as a small surprise, as manager Eddie Howe hinted that Newcastle’s upcoming matches may be questionable after their 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Monday night.
The magpies confirmed that their trip to Goodison Park would not continue on Tuesday night.
“Newcastle United’s Premier League match at Everton on Thursday night has been postponed after Covid-19 falls and injuries among the Magpies’ first team,” it said in a statement.
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– Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) 28 December 2021
“A number of players and staff have given positive results during routine PCR tests in recent days, while several players have suffered injuries during an extremely hectic period of matches.
“Therefore, Newcastle United have submitted a formal request to the Premier League to postpone Thursday’s match at Goodison Park, and it has been approved by the Premier League board.
“The match, which was scheduled to start at 19:30 (GMT), will now be rebooked and a new date and time will be confirmed in due course.
“Newcastle United would like to express their thanks to Everton FC and the Premier League for their cooperation and understanding.
The club would also like to apologize to supporters of both clubs for any inconvenience caused by these circumstances.
“Newcastle United will continue to follow extensive coronavirus protocols and the club is working with Public Health England North East (PHE), local health authorities and the Premier League to minimize the risk of further transmission.
“The club will not name individuals who have received Covid-19 or their vaccination status. We ask that their integrity be respected and we wish them a complete and speedy recovery.”
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