Premier League issue statement as anniversary approaches for Newcastle United fans

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The Premier League today confirmed that ALL matches will be continue to be broadcast live until fans are allowed back inside stadiums.

Newcastle United have played their games behind closed doors since March last year when the country first went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It is almost a year since supporters last attended a game at St James’s Park.

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And fans are not expected to return this season as vaccines are rolled out by the Government, and matches will continue to be screened live while they are locked out of stadiums.

A TV camera at St James's Park.A TV camera at St James's Park.
A TV camera at St James's Park.

A Premier League statement read: “The Premier League today confirmed all fixtures will continue to be made available to fans to watch live in the UK. This arrangement will be extended until Government guidance permits supporters to return to stadiums.

“All matches will be shown via existing broadcast partners Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC, who continue to work with us to deliver these additional matches while stadiums are missing the supporters who are such an integral part of the game.

“Details of broadcast selections for March and the rearrangement of previously postponed matches will be announced in due course.

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“The Premier League and its clubs remain committed to an accessible solution for fans. The UK live broadcast arrangements will be reviewed in consultation with clubs and in line with any decisions made by Government regarding the return of spectators to stadiums.”

Relegation-threatened Newcastle take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

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