Everton v Newcastle United Postponed

The Premier League Board has today granted Newcastle United's request to postpone the Premier League clash with Everton, which was scheduled to take place at Goodison Park on Thursday 30 December.

The Magpies submitted an application following an outbreak of COVID-19 cases within their squad, as well as several injury concerns.

An announcement on the rearranged match details will be confirmed and communicated on in due course.

All match tickets will remain valid for the rearranged fixture.

A Premier League statement, released on Tuesday, read: "The Board accepted Newcastle United’s postponement application as the club does not have the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper), due to COVID-19 cases and injuries.

"The Board was able to make its decision in advance of the fixture to give clarity to the affected clubs and their fans. We apologise for the inconvenience and disruption caused to supporters’ festive plans.

"The League is aware that the decisions in the last week to postpone matches will disappoint supporters, and understands their frustrations at a special time of year when fans look forward to attending and watching football games. The League aims to provide as much clarity as possible, but unfortunately postponements sometimes have to be made at short notice, as safety is our priority. Where possible, the League will endeavour to keep supporters updated if games become at risk on a matchday.

"Click here to read more on the Premier League’s match postponement process."