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Fulham game against Nottingham Forest to go ahead

last updated Monday 12th September 2022, 6:15 PM

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Fulham's Premier League fixture with Nottingham Forest on Friday is to go ahead.

The Premier League held a meeting on Monday afternoon to discuss their next steps over scheduling games after last weekend’s fixtures were postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Fulham are due to face Forest on Friday at the City Ground with an 8pm kick off.

Last season's Championship winners Fulham meanwhile sit in the top half having won two games and drawn the same amount, but were beaten last time out at Tottenham.

Only East Midlands rivals Leicester City sit below Forest in the table, with defeat against Bournemouth resulting a fourth loss of the campaign for Steve Cooper's men following their promotion to the top flight.

Premier League 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 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.

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.

This weekend’s match schedule is:

Friday 16 September
20:00 Aston Villa v Southampton (Sky Sports)
20:00 Nott'ham Forest v Fulham

Saturday 17 September
12:30 Wolves v Man City (BT Sport)
15:00 Newcastle v AFC Bournemouth
17:30 Spurs v Leicester City (Sky Sports)
Postponed Brighton v Crystal Palace

Sunday 18 September
12:00 Brentford v Arsenal (Sky Sports)
14:15 Everton v West Ham (Sky Sports)
Postponed Chelsea v Liverpool
Postponed Man Utd v Leeds

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.

Source Simon Jones and Kishan Vaghela for Mailonline
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