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Southampton vs. Newcastle postponed due to Covid-19 cases

After Brentford was called off a couple of weeks ago, Saints have another postponement to deal with

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Southampton were due to host Newcastle United on 2 December in their first Premier League game of 2022, but that is no longer the case.

The game was officially postponed earlier today due to the number of Covid-19 cases and injuries in the Magpies squad.

Newcastle’s game against Everton was postponed on Thursday after the club requested the Premier League to call the game off.

The Premier League accepted Newcastle’s request as the club do not have the required number of players available.

It’s unfortunate timing for Southampton as they have come into a bit of form, having beat West Ham United and gained a well-earned point against Tottenham Hotspur despite being down to 10 men for most of the game.

Eddie Howe’s men are also coming off a positive result, taking a point against Manchester United on 27 December.

The game’s postponement comes amid a wave of coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom over the festive period.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp also has said his side’s upcoming clash against Chelsea is in doubt as they await PCR test results for a number of players after new Covid-19 cases emerged.