PL and EFL confirm cancelled fixtures as Britain mourns Queen’s death

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The Premier League and EFL have confirmed that English football will come to a halt while the country mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II. This weekend’s fixtures have all been postponed following meetings held on Friday morning. 

Europa League fixtures involving Arsenal, Manchester United and West Ham all went ahead on Thursday evening following the announcement of the death of the Queen. There were minute’s silences held and tributes paid as clubs showed their respects to Britain’s longest-serving monarch. 

However, it has now been decided that matches across the professional football pyramid will not go ahead this weekend out of respect to the late Queen. The country has entered a 10-day mourning period. 

A Premier League statement read: “At 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.”

Richard Masters, Premier League Chief Executive, said: “We and our clubs would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty’s long and unwavering service to our country. As our longest-serving monarch, she has been an inspiration and leaves behind an incredible legacy following a life of dedication.  

“This is a tremendously sad time for not just the nation but also for the millions of people around the world who admired her, and we join together with all those in mourning her passing.”

A statement by the EFL read added:Further to discussions on Friday morning it has been determined that all EFL fixtures from 9-10 September will be postponed as a mark of respect by the National Sport to the passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. This is aligned with the approach that the Premier League and the FA will take with their competitions this weekend.

“Further information, in respect of how football, clubs and their supporters will commemorate Her Majesty’s reign will be confirmed at an appropriate point. Details regarding rearranged games will be announced in due course.”

This weekend’s cancelled fixtures

Friday, September 9


Burnley vs Norwich

League Two:

Tranmere vs Stockport

Saturday, September 10

Premier League: 

Fulham vs Chelsea

Bournemouth vs Brighton

Leicester vs Aston Villa

Liverpool vs Wolves

Southampton vs Brentford

Manchester City vs Tottenham


Birmingham vs Swansea

Blackpool vs Middlesbrough

Bristol City vs Preston

Cardiff vs Hull

Coventry vs West Brom

QPR vs Huddersfield

Sheffield United vs Rotherham

Stoke vs Luton

Sunderland vs Millwall

Watford vs Reading

Wigan vs Blackburn

League One: 

Barnsley vs Portsmouth

Burton vs Fleetwood

Charlton vs Exeter

Cheltenham vs Bolton

Ipswich vs Cambridge

Lincoln vs Accrington 

MK Dons vs Bristol Rovers

Morecambe vs Derby

Peterborough vs Forest Green

Plymouth vs Sheffield Wednesday

Shrewsbury vs Oxford

Wycombe vs Port Vale

League Two:

Wimbledon vs Leyton Orient

Barrow vs Colchester

Crawley vs Gillingham

Grimsby vs Crewe

Harrogate vs Carlisle

Hartlepool vs Doncaster

Mansfield vs Bradford

Rochdale vs Salford

Stevenage vs Sutton

Swindon vs Newport

Walsall vs Northampton

Sunday, September 11

Premier League:

Arsenal vs Everton

West Ham vs Newcastle

Crystal Palace vs Man Utd

Monday, September 12

Leeds vs Nottingham Forest

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