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Wolves vs Man City fixture to go ahead amid Premier League postponements

The whole football pyramid from the Premier League down to even children's football was suspended last weekend as a mark of respect following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. City were supposed to face off in a blockbuster clash against Tottenham but the match will now be played at a later date which has not yet been determined.

Three matchess have been postponed for this coming weekend due to a shortage of available police officers ahead of the Queen's funeral on Monday, September 19. Manchester United versus Leeds, Chelsea versus Liverpool and Brighton versus Crystal Palace (which was already postponed due to train strikers and will remain so) are the games that won't be played. However, the Blues' trip to the Black Country is to go ahead as planned on Saturday, with kick-off at 12:30pm.

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The Premier League said in a statement: “Premier League fixtures will resume this weekend after a pause to the season as a mark of respect following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“Seven of the 10 Premier League fixtures this weekend will be played, with three matches postponed due to events surrounding The Queens funeral. 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 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 played during the period of National Mourning, tributes will be paid to The Queen at Premier League stadiums.”