North East UK news Newcastle's Premier League trip to Aston Villa rearranged MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The original fixture in December was cancelled after a Covid-19 outbreak at Newcastle's training ground
Breaking News ! Newcastle United's Premier League fixture at Aston Villa has been rescheduled for 8pm on Saturday January 23. The original fixture, which was due to take place at Villa Park on 4th December, was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak at Newcastle United's Training Centre. Both teams were knocked out of the FA Cup third round last weekend and with the fourth round fixtures scheduled to take place on the weekend of January 23, it made sense to reschedule their Premier League clash for that weekend. The Magpies' trip to Villa Park will also be shown live on Sky Sports' Main Event and Premier League channels. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Dean Smith's Villans side have been in brilliant form this season and find themselves firmly in the race to qualify for European football It adds another tough fixture to Newcastle's schedule with manager Steve Bruce coming under more pressure after a run of poor results.
. Things don't get any easier either. The Magpies have Arsenal, Everton, Southampton, Chelsea, Manchester United, Wolves and now Aston Villa in their next nine matches and the fear is that the seven point gap between themselves and the bottom three could very quickly erode.
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