Newcastle United fans have been reacting to the news that Friday's trip to Aston Villa has been postponed.

A significant Covid-19 outbreak at the Magpies' training ground has left several players and staff members self-isolating after returning positive tests.

It has also left the club's training ground closed, meaning Steve Bruce's side are not able to prepare for Friday's game and the Premier League have now given the go-ahead for it to be postponed.

After last week's victory over Crystal Palace, Magpies fans were jokingly toasting a second successive week without defeat - with their next game now not until West Brom on December 12.

A statement from the Premier League confirmed that the fact the Magpies have followed correct protocol, along with their training ground shutting, meant they agreed for the postponement to go ahead.

The statement said: "The decision has been taken in consultation with Newcastle United and Aston Villa, and following extensive consultation with PHE and Premier League medical advisors, with the health of players and staff the priority.

"Newcastle correctly notified PHE regarding a number of positive COVID-19 test results, which is standard practice under Government and Premier League guidelines.

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"PHE convened a meeting with Newcastle and the Premier League yesterday to assess the situation and advised the club’s training ground should remain closed and no group training would be permitted between players until Friday at the earliest.

"All players and training ground staff will be re-tested this week and another meeting between the club, PHE and the Premier League will take place to assess the test results.

"The Premier League wishes those with COVID-19 a safe and speedy recovery and will rearrange the postponed fixture against Aston Villa in due course."