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Liverpool’s go to to Chelsea and Manchester United’s conflict with Leeds on Sunday have been postponed resulting from policing pressures forward of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, the Premier League introduced on Monday. Seven Premier League video games will go forward this weekend, with Brighton’s match in opposition to Crystal Palace having beforehand been postponed resulting from a deliberate rail strike.
Despite the strike since being cancelled, the match stays off.
Arsenal’s journey to Brentford on Sunday has additionally been moved ahead two hours to a noon kick-off.
“Following extensive consultation with clubs, police, local Safety Advisory Groups and other relevant authorities, there was no other option but to postpone the three fixtures,” the Premier League mentioned in an announcement.
“The Premier League would like to thank the UK Football Policing Unit and other police forces across the country, as well as our broadcast partners, for their support during this process, and will continue to liaise with them ahead of the weekend.
“For the matches being performed throughout the interval of nationwide mourning, tributes shall be paid to The Queen at Premier League stadiums.”
All matches in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales were postponed last weekend as a mark of respect.
Arsenal’s Europa League clash with PSV Eindhoven on Thursday has also been called off due to the huge police operation required in London this week, with the Queen to lie in state between Wednesday and her funeral on September 19.
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