Newcastle’s go to to Aston Villa, scheduled for Friday, turned the primary Premier League match to be postponed because of a coronavirus outbreak since play resumed in June, the league confirmed on Tuesday. Several Newcastle gamers and employees have examined optimistic for coronavirus, main the membership to close their coaching floor. “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 mentioned in a press release.
“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.”
Newcastle supervisor Steve Bruce had already cancelled coaching on Sunday after 4 gamers and a member of the backroom employees examined optimistic for the virus final week.
Bruce was already with out 5 first-team gamers for final Friday’s 2-Zero win over Crystal Palace.
In a press release, Newcastle mentioned: “Several Newcastle United players and staff members are now self-isolating at home after returning positive test results in recent days and the club’s training centre site has been temporarily closed in order to contain the spread of the virus.”
No Premier League match had beforehand been known as off since soccer resumed after a three-month stoppage between March and June, however the choice was backed by Villa.
“Aston Villa can confirm that the club fully supports the Premier League’s decision to postpone our fixture with Newcastle United on Friday following a significant Covid outbreak at the Tyneside club and the shutdown of their training ground by Public Health England,” Villa mentioned in a press release.
“Everybody at Aston Villa wishes a speedy recovery to all those @NUFC affected by the virus.”
Neither aspect are concerned in European soccer, which means there’s loads of house within the calendar for the match to be rescheduled regardless of a shortened season.
The metropolis of Newcastle will enter probably the most extreme tier-three restriction band when the newest nationwide lockdown in England ends on Wednesday.
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