Newcastle United v Bournemouth given go ahead as three Premier League fixtures are postponed

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Newcastle United versus Bournemouth will go ahead this weekend - but three Premier League fixture have been postponed.

Newcastle United’s clash with Bournemouth on Saturday will go ahead as planned after the Premier League announced its fixture list will resume this weekend.

The Magpies’ trip to West Ham United was among the matches to be postponed last time out as a mark of respect for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

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With the United Kingdom entering a 10-day mourning period, it was unclear whether or not fixtures would resume before Monday’s State Funeral.

However, the EPL has provided clarity on the situation, with United’s home fixture against Bournemouth one of seven matches to go ahead.

Chelsea versus Liverpool and Manchester United vs Leeds United are postponed due to events surrounding the funeral.

Meanwhile, Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace will remain postponed because of train strikes.

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Premier League statement in full

A Premier League statement read: “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 Queen’s funeral.

“In addition, kick-off times will change for two Premier League matches.

“Matches postponed on Sunday 18 September are Chelsea’s matches against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, and Manchester United’s home match v Leeds United.

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“Brighton & Hove Albion’s fixture against Crystal Palace, that was due to be played at 15:00 BST on Saturday 17 September, will also remain postponed.

“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.

“New dates for the postponed matches will be announced in due course.”

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