Manchester United’s trip to Selhurst Park this weekend has been postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Buckingham Palace released a statement announcing the death of the Queen on Thursday, which saw several Manchester United stars issue tributes across social media.
It was too late to cancel United’s first game in the Europa League, so it went ahead as planned, with Real Sociedad winning 1-0 thanks to a controversial penalty decision.
On the same evening, the EFL announced that fixtures that were scheduled to be played on Friday had been postponed to a later date, as the UK entered a period of national mourning.
The EFL has since cancelled all its fixtures this weekend.
In a statement released on Friday morning, the Premier League announced that a meeting took place and they’ve also decided to postpone this weekend’s fixtures.
The short statement read: “After a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening’s game.
“Further updates regarding Premier League fixtures during the period of mourning will be provided in due course.”
As a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed.
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 9, 2022
It is understood that the Premier League, EFL and other sporting bodies were under no obligation to cancel fixtures. They are doing it as a mark of respect.
We will have to wait for news on other matches being postponed because no games are likely to go ahead on the day of The Queen’s state funeral.
Premier League fixtures postponed – Matchday 7
- Fulham vs Chelsea
- Bournemouth vs Brighton
- Southampton vs Brentford
- Liverpool vs Wolves
- Leicester City vs Aston Villa
- Manchester City vs Tottenham
- Arsenal vs Everton
- West Ham vs Newcastle United
- Crystal Palace vs Manchester United
- Leeds United vs Nottingham Forest