Premier League matches postponed in honour of Queen Elizabeth II
By Peter Ochieng
There will be no English Premier League (EPL) matches this weekend in honour of Queen Elizabeth II who died on Thursday, September 08, 2022.
The decision was arrived at after a meeting by representatives of Premier League teams on Friday morning.
“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,” said a statement.
English Premier League action was to enter the 7th round this weekend.
The postponed matches are:
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Fulham vs Chelsea
Bournemouth vs Brighton
Leicester City vs Aston Villa
Liverpool vs Wolves
Southermpton vs Brentford
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Arsenal vs Everton
Westham United vs Newcastle United
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United
Monday, September 12, 2022
Leeds United vs Nottingham Forest
Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton and Manchester United occupy the five top positions with 15, 14, 14, 13 and 12 points respectively after six match days.
On the other hand, Everton, Aston Villa, Westham United, Nottingham Forest and Leicester City occupy the 16th, 17tth, 18th, 19th and 20th positions with 4, 4, 4, 4 and 1 point respectively.
Queen Elizabeth II, full name Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor died aged 96 years, after 70 years on the throne.
She ascended to the throne and become Queen in 1952 aged 25 years. Her body lies in state as burial plans continue.
President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and President-elect William Samoei Ruto are among World leaders who have shared condolence messages following the Queen’s demise.