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Another Premier League Match Gets Postponed
Newcastle’s match away at Everton on Thursday has been postponed due to injuries and Covid cases in Eddie Howe’s squad.
Howe said on Monday that Newcastle were “dangerously close” to being unable to field a full team for the match.
Newcastle were only able to name eight substitutes, including two goalkeepers, instead of the maximum nine for Monday’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United, with the squad depleted due to injuries and COVID-19 cases.
They also lost Allan Saint-Maximin, Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser to injury against United, while full-back Javier Manquillo picked up his fifth yellow card of the campaign, adding to Howe’s selection woes.
This is the first fixture Newcastle have had postponed since the Omicron variant began to wreak havoc with the Premier League schedule in December.
The Magpies are second-bottom, two points from safety, but have played four matches more than the team above them, Burnley, who are also on 11 points.
List of matches to get postponed
Brighton vs Tottenham – Sunday December 12
Brentford vs Man Utd – Tuesday December 14
Burnley vs Watford – Wednesday December 15
Leicester vs Tottenham – Thursday December 16
Man Utd vs Brighton – Saturday December 18
Southampton vs Brentford – Saturday December 18
Watford vs Crystal Palace – Saturday December 18
West Ham vs Norwich – Saturday December 18
Aston Villa vs Burnley – Saturday December 18
Everton vs Leicester – Sunday December 19
Liverpool vs Leeds – Sunday December 26
Wolves vs Watford – Sunday December 26
Burnley vs Everton – Sunday December 26
Leeds vs Aston Villa – Tuesday December 28
Arsenal vs Wolves – Tuesday December 28
Everton vs Newcastle – Thursday December 30