No Premier League fixtures will take place this weekend following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
League officials met at 11am BST and the decision was made to postpone all 10 matches in the English top flight across Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
An official statement said: “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.”
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters added: “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.”
In addition to the Premier League’s announcement, the English Football League confirmed a halt to matches this weekend.
Their statement said: “Further to discussions on Friday morning it has been determined that all EFL fixtures from September 9-10 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 FA will take with their competitions this weekend.
Buckingham Palace confirmed on Thursday that Her Majesty had passed away peacefully at the age of 96, with members of the Royal Family travelling to Balmoral to be by her side.
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