After provisional dates were leaked last night via an ‘exclusive’ from The Times, Newcastle United have now confirmed the official details of our next THREE Premier League games.
Premier League football will return with a clash between Aston Villa and Sheffield Utd on Wednesday June 17th, with us then set to play the latter live on Sky Sports (2pm kick off) in our first game back at an empty St James’ Park on Sunday June 21st.
- June 21 (Sunday): Newcastle vs Sheffield Utd – 2pm – Sky Sports
- June 24 (Wednesday): Newcastle vs Aston Villa – 6pm – BT Sport
- July 1 (Wednesday): Bournemouth vs Newcastle – 6pm – Sky Sports
*UPADTE* – The club have also confirmed in the last few moments that our FA Cup quarter final will take place on Sunday 28th June at 6.30pm, with the game set to be shown live on BBC One*
Here’s the official statement via NUFC.co.uk on our upcoming three Premier League fixtures:
The dates and kick-off times of Newcastle United’s next three Premier League fixtures have been confirmed.
The 2019/20 campaign was suspended in March due to the coronavirus outbreak, but is scheduled to resume later this month, if all safety requirements are in place.
Although supporters will sadly not be able to attend games in stadiums, all matches will be shown live on television.
Newcastle will pick up where they left off with a home game against Sheffield United on Sunday, 21st June (kick-off 2pm BST). This fixture will be shown live on Sky Sports and Pick.
On Wednesday, 24th June, the Magpies will welcome Aston Villa to St. James’ Park for a 6pm (BST) kick-off. This game will be shown live on BT Sport.
United will then make the long trip to AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday, 1st July for a 6pm (BST) kick-off which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and Pick.
Details of Newcastle’s other remaining fixtures – including the FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester City – will be announced in due course.
With this in mind, we’ll be playing three Premier League games and one FA Cup quarter final in just nine days – a tough ask given our previous injury record combined with the fact we’ve been without competitive football for a few months now!
Not only that, the above fixture list doesn’t even factor in our upcoming FA Cup quarter final vs Man City (expected to take place on June 28th as things stand).
Either way, it’ll be great to watch the lads back in action – even if it’ll be at an empty St James’ Park two weeks on Sunday!