Thursday’s Premier League game between Everton and Newcastle United was postponed due to coronavirus cases and injuries at the Magpies’ camp.
Newcastle called for the game to be canceled after “multiple players and staff” tested positive, in addition to multiple player” injuries. Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin were injured during Newcastle’s draw with Manchester United on Monday. It means that 16 top-flight English games have been postponed in December.
A Premier League statement said it had “accepted Newcastle United’s request for postponement as the club does not have the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper), due to injuries and Covid cases. -19 “.
After the 1-1 draw with Manchester United, Newcastle manager Eddie Howe said his team was “dangerously close” to failing to field a team for the game at Everton.
Meanwhile, it is Toffees’ third straight game to be canceled, after meetings with Burnley and Leicester were also hit by outbreaks and injury issues.
The most recent Premier League figures showed a record 103 Premier League players and staff testing positive for Covid in the seven days to and including December 26.