The opening weekend of the Women’s Super League season has been postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Manchester United Women were supposed to open their WSL campaign with a trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. The game was set to be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which boasts a capacity of just over 60,000.
However, all fixtures this weekend are off, with The FA releasing a statement via Twitter:
As a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, English football has united to postpone all football fixtures this weekend. pic.twitter.com/k6bqNu6arf
— The FA (@FA) September 9, 2022
Manager Marc Skinner has already held press conference ahead of the match, prior to the Queen’s passing on Thursday afternoon, when he revealed new signing Rachel Williams would miss the game due to a knee injury.
WSL opening round of fixtures postponed
- Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United
- Reading vs Liverpool
- Manchester City vs Arsenal
- Chelsea vs West Ham
- Brighton & Hove Albion vs Aston Villa
- Everton vs Leicester City
The Premier League made the same decision to postpone its fixtures this weekend, with the UK entering a period of national mourning.
It remains to be seen when these matches will be played.