Leeds vs Southampton have moved to host Saints’ FA Cup game against Shrewsbury | Football News

Southampton’s Premier League game at Leeds United on Wednesday 20 January will be moved to allow the Saints to play their FA Cup fixture against Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury had been unable to play the third round match on its original date (January 10) after an outbreak of coronavirus testing among their squad.

It will now be played on Tuesday, January 19, with a kick-off at 8 p.m. The Premier League game against Leeds will now have to be postponed to a later date.

The winner of the Shrewsbury game will qualify to host Arsenal in the fourth round, with the draws due to take place on the weekend of January 23-24.

A Premier League statement said: “All future FA Cup rescheduling decisions involving Premier League sides will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.”

Southampton records loss of £ 76.1million after COVID season

Southampton reported a loss of £ 76.1million in the Premier League club’s latest set of financial results which have been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Parent company St Mary’s Football Group Ltd reported a drop in overall revenue to £ 126.6million from £ 149.6million in 2019, with the pre-tax net loss falling from £ 41million.

With the March 2020 season suspended until the project is restarted, match day income has increased from £ 17million to £ 14.5million, with matches being played behind closed doors.

As the Saints finished in 11th place when the Premier League season finally ended, broadcast revenue for the period rose from £ 112.8million to £ 93.5million due to the end of the campaign after June 30, 2020.

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