Newcastle United’s clash with Southampton for early next year has been postponed due to Covid.
The magpies were due to face Ralph Hasenhuttel’s side due to a visit to St. Mary’s on 2 January.
But the match was postponed due to the outbreak of Kovid in the Toon squad, which was supposed to be the clubs’ first match in 2022.
Newcastle’s official Twitter account tweeted this afternoon. #NUFC’s match against Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday has been postponed due to ongoing COVID-19 cases and injuries between the Magpies’ first team squad. ,
A statement from the club later read: “Sunday’s Premier League clash between Southampton and Newcastle United at St Mary’s Stadium has been postponed due to ongoing COVID-19 cases and injuries between the Magpies’ first-team squad.
The match is the second Newcastle United fixture to be postponed following the cancellation of Thursday’s scheduled game at Everton, in which several players and staff succumbed to illness and injury during the festive period.
“In accordance with protocol, the Magpies submitted a separate request to the Premier League to postpone travel to the South Coast, and this has been approved by the Premier League Board.
“Both away matches will now be rescheduled and new dates and times will be confirmed in due course.
“Newcastle United once again thank the respective clubs and the Premier League for their cooperation and understanding.
“The club offers its sincere apologies to supporters affected by both the postponement and asks them to retain their tickets.
“The club will not name individuals who have contracted COVID-19 or their vaccination status. We ask that their privacy be respected and we wish them a full and speedy recovery.”