Why Newcastle vs Manchester United is kicking off at 8pm this Saturday with Premier League clash moved
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Newcastle host Manchester United this weekend with the huge Premier League clash rescheduled for the late Saturday slot.

The Premier League giants clash in a key game with the two teams separated by only one point in the table just outside the top four. 

St. James' Park will be rocking for the game


St. James’ Park will be rocking for the gameCredit: Getty

It’s a game that is usually a real battle and the fixture is made for prime-time television, with the action taking place late on Saturday.

Why is Newcastle vs Man United at 8pm? 

Newcastle vs Man United will be played at 8pm due to be selected for TV broadcast.

The game was moved from a 3pm kick-off to a late start as it will be shown live on TNT Sports on Saturday night. 

Usually, TNT Sports broadcast the 12:30pm kick-off, however, they have switched to 8pm due to European fixtures. 


Both Newcastle and United played in the Champions League this week, meaning they can’t play in the early game to allow them enough recovery time. 

It is the same for Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Brighton, Aston Villa and West Ham.

So therefore there has been no game at all chosen for 12:30pm, with the 8pm kick-off slot being filled instead.

United head into the game after beating Everton 3-0


United head into the game after beating Everton 3-0Credit: Getty

The game will be exclusively live on talkSPORT with coverage presented by Reshmin Chowdhury. 

Commentary comes from Joe Shennan and former Newcastle defender Stuart Pearce.

Newcastle and United will both be looking to hit back from heart-breaking draws in the Champions League in midweek.

Eddie Howe’s Toon conceded a controversial late penalty to draw 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain in France.

And a night later, United wasted a two-goal lead as Galatasaray claimed a point in a 3-3 thriller.

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