The resources available to Newcastle are significantly greater than their EPL relegation rivals following Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund's purchase of the club, and more high-profile signings could follow this month.
Southampton vs Newcastle clash is the 18th English Premier League game postponed in the past three weeks, including last-place Norwich's trip to Leicester on Saturday.
Liverpool are tied on 41 points with Chelsea, six points behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League 2021-22 table. City, Liverpool and Chelsea, all have played 19 games each so far.
Manchester United were playing their first game in 16 days after Covid-19 cases in the squad led to their two Premier League 2021 games being postponed. The draw left Manchester United on 28 points same as West Ham.
Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo scored before the break, and Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling netted in the second half for Manchester City. The defending champions now have 44 points from 18.
Liverpool’s win over Newcastle United helped them to 40 points on Premier League 2021-22 table, one behind leaders Manchester City. Newcastle, with just a win, are in the relegation zone.
Bernardo Silva scored twice after Raheem Sterling's early opener as Manchester City won 3-1 against Watford in Premier League 2021-22. West Ham handed Chelsea a shock 3-2 loss while Newcastle United registered their maiden win in the league.
Last-placed Newcastle United are the fourth team to fail to win any of their first 14 matches in a Premier League campaign. Leeds United won their third match in the Premier League 2021-22 season.
Bukayo Saka and the player who replaced him as a substitute, Gabriel Martinelli, scored goals in the second half to consign Newcastle, the world's richest club after the Saudi take-over, to a seventh loss of the season.
Steven Gerrard is back as manager of Aston Villa, Eddie Howe has been selected to lead Newcastle and Dean Smith takes charge of Norwich.
Gary Hoffman, who has widespread experience in the banking and insurance sectors, only started as Premier League chair in June 2020.
The 43-year-old Howe replaces the fired Steve Bruce after Newcastle was rejected by former Arsenal manager Unai Emery, who opted last week to stay in charge at Villarreal.
Étienne Capoue scored in the first half while Arnaut Danjuma sealed the victory near the end to give Villarreal its second consecutive win over Young Boys.
Graeme Jones joined the Newcastle United backroom staff in January after having worked under Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.
The decision is the first big call by the Saudi sovereign wealth fund that took control of the northeast English club, which is in the relegation zone eight matches into the season.
Callum Wilson gave Newcastle United a perfect start to their Saudi era scoring after 107 seconds but things went down slowly as they conceded three goals before half-time in an EPL match.
It was Tottenham player Eric Dier who was alert to the emergency and indicated a defibrillator was required in the stand. The players initially waited by the side of the St James' Park pitch before leaving for the dressing room.
Speaking at length about the potential effects of the Saudi ownership, Klopp said Newcastle was now 'owned by a country'.
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