Newcastle United fans set for first awayday in 16 months

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Newcastle United fans are set for their first awayday in more than 16 months.

Fans last supported the club away from home on March 7 last year, when a goal from Allan Saint-Maximin gave the club a 1-0 Premier League win over Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium.

Football went behind closed doors late that season due to the coronavirus pandemic, and a limited number of supporters only returned for Newcastle’s final home game last term, a 1-0 win over Sheffield United. No away fans were allowed inside Craven Cottage for the club’s season-ending game against Fulham.

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However, pre-season opponents Doncaster Rovers – who host Steve Bruce’s side at the 15,000-capacity Keepmoat Stadium on July 23 (7pm kick-off) – have confirmed that United will be selling away tickets for the fixture.

The game will be all-ticket, and there will be “social distancing between all groups”, according to the League One club.

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