Newcastle United’s Premier League game at Aston Villa on Friday has been postponed following a “significant increase” in Covid-19 cases at the Magpies’ training ground.
Five Newcastle players and two staff members have tested positive, reports BBC Newcastle’s Matthew Raisbeck.
The club’s training ground at Darsley Park was closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Newcastle lodged a request with the Premier League to postpone the fixture at Villa Park, which was approved.
Aston Villa say they “fully support” the Premier League’s decision to postpone the match.
“Everybody at Aston Villa wishes a speedy recovery to all those affected by the virus,” added the club.
A new date and time for the game will be confirmed in the future.
This is the first Premier League fixture this season to be postponed because of Covid cases.