Why is Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace postponed? Reason Premier League match won’t go ahead this weekend

Newcastle United and Crystal Palace will no longer be able to do battle this weekend, with the fixture being postponed.

Newcastle United and Crystal Palace will have to wait for their St James’ Park date.

The Magpies have improved significantly under Eddie Howe over recent weeks, taking big strides away from the relegation battle.

Safety is not yet guaranteed for Newcastle, but they are well on their way, and their performances are offering plenty of encouragement.

Palace, meanwhile, continue to enjoy a solid campaign under Patrick Vieira, sitting in 11th place and in with a chance of securing a top-half finish after drawing with leaders Manchester City during the week.

Newcastle and Palace were set to go head-to-head this weekend, but that will no longer be the case.

Here we take a look at why.

Why has Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace been postponed?

Newcastle United’s home clash with Crystal Palace at St James’ Park has been postponed due to Palace’s FA Cup commitments.

The Eagles are just one win away from a Wembley semi-final, and they face Everton at Goodison Park in the quarter-finals on Sunday.

Newcastle will now have an extended rest after their clash with Everton on Thursday.

When will the game now be played?

A new date has not been announced just yet, but with neither side involved in European competition, it shouldn’t be too much trouble to find a new date, even if Palace get through.

Should Palace progress, they will need to rearrange another Premier League fixture, but the Newcastle game will come first, and it will likely be slotted in as a midweek fixture at some point over the coming weeks.