Fulham away day on agenda for locked-out Newcastle United fans

Newcastle United fans could be allowed inside Craven Cottage for the final game of the season.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 6:00 am

The Premier League has been discussing plans to allow up to 10,000 supporters, locked out since football went behind closed doors last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, inside stadiums for the last two rounds of matches.

Newcastle’s penultimate game, the May 15 home fixture against Sheffield United, could be put back beyond May 17, the date when sporting events are set to be opened up, so supporters could attend, while around 5,000 fans could be allowed into Craven Cottage for the May 23 match against relegation rivals Fulham

It’s been reported that the Premier League is considering allowing up to 1,000 away fans into games, though this would be subject to Government approval.

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Craven Cottage.

Newcastle fans last attended a game on March 7 last year, when a strike from Allan Saint-Maximin gave their club a 1-0 win over Southampton a the St Mary’s Stadium.