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Aston Villa – Newcastle postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Tue 01 December 2020 | 18:39

The match between Aston Villa and Newcastle was postponed due to the increase in the number of players infected with coronavirus in the away team.


has long been a major problem in the world, and problems with this nasty disease still persist; This is an issue that has affected sports, especially football, and we have seen in recent months that many footballers and team members have been infected with the virus.

Last season, coronavirus prompted some countries, such as the




, to cancel their leagues altogether in the middle of the season. The problems with coronavirus continue into the new season, and it is unclear that when we finally be relieved of this disease.

In this regard, a few hours ago, some English sources reported that the number of players infected with COVID-19 at


has increased and the team's match against

Aston Villa

will probably be canceled;

A statement on

Premier League

website said:

"Following a Premier League Board meeting today, Newcastle United’s fixture at Aston Villa, due to be played at 8pm, Friday 4 December, has been postponed.

"Newcastle lodged a request with the Premier League to rearrange the game following a significant increase in Covid-19 cases at the club, which resulted in Public Health England North East advising that their training facilities remain closed.

"The Premier League Board agreed, as a consequence, that the club are unable to train and adequately and safely prepare for their match on Friday.

"The decision has been taken in consultation with Newcastle United and Aston Villa, and following extensive consultation with PHE and Premier League medical advisors, with the health of players and staff the priority."

This issue was confirmed by


a few minutes ago and it was officially announced that the match has been postponed and a new time will be announced.

This could be a big alarm for the English Premier League, because if this trend continues, it is not at all unlikely that the continuation of the tournament will face some doubts.



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source: SportMob