Premier League Postponed Some Matches due to insufficient policing

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The Premier League have confirmed two more matches have been postponed due to insufficient policing during the 10 days of mourning for Queen Elizabeth.

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Manchester United vs Leeds and Chelsea vs Liverpool have been postponed with police resources stretched in the wake of the Queen’s death.

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Brighton against Crystal Palace had already been postponed due to rail strikes – which are now not going ahead – but there has been no reneging on the decision to push that match back.

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Tottenham’s Saturday evening game against Leicester City and Brentford’s London derby with Arsenal on Sunday are among the seven games given the green light. Nottingham Forest against Fulham on Friday night is also among the games going ahead.

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Friday 16 September – Aston Villa Vs Southampton

Saturday 17 : Nottingham Forest vs Fulham.

Wolves v Man City

Newcastle v AFC Bournemouth.

Tottenham v Leicester City

Postponed Brighton v Crystal Palace

Brentford v Arsenal

Everton v West Ham

Postponed Chelsea v Liverpool.

Postponed Man Utd v Leeds.

In a statement, the Premier League said: ‘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.


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