Everton’s home Premier League game with Newcastle United has been postponed because of coronavirus cases and injuries in the visiting side’s camp.
The game was scheduled to take place on Thursday, 30 December, at 19:30 GMT.
Newcastle asked for the game to be called off after “a number of players and staff” tested positive, on top of injuries to “several players”.
It means 16 games in England’s top flight have now been postponed in December.
A Premier League statement said it had “accepted Newcastle United’s postponement application as the club does not have the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper), due to Covid-19 cases and injuries”.
More to follow.