Queen Elizabeth II Premier League Womens Super Leag tribute

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Premier League clubs paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II as the competition returned to weekend action for the first time since her death.

Teams and match officials wore black armbands, while bouquets were laid in the centre circle at all Premier League games.

A minutes silence was followed by a rendition of God Save the King.

Football in Britain wascalled off the weekendafter the UKs longest-serving monarch died aged 96 on 8 September.

At Molineux, whereWolveshostedManchester Cityon Saturday, former players Steve Bull and Mike Summerbee laid bouquets in the centre circle, while Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn and Newcastle co-owner Amanda Staveley did the same at St James Park.

Tributes were similarly observed at games on the opening weekend of theWomens Super League.

FormerTottenhamplayer Ledley King and ex-Leicester Citystriker Emile Heskey laid flowers in the centre circle before Saturdays late Premier League game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

While tributes to the Queen were paid across the UK,Dundee Unitedsay they are aware of the actions of a small section of the crowdwho disturbed a minutes silencebefore theirScottish Premiershipmeeting withRangers.

On Sunday a minutes applause atSt Mirren, who were hostingCelticin the Scottish Premiership, was disrupted by chants from the away end.

Tributes were also paid at Brentford Community Stadium beforeBrentfordplayedArsenalon Sunday, and at Goodison Park prior toEvertonagainstWest Ham.

The minutes silence was interrupted by some boos at Everton and was brought to an end early, however the vast majority observed the tribute.

Everton manager Frank Lampard and West Ham boss David Moyes laid wreaths in the centre circle, and the national anthem was played before the final game of a truncated weekend of Premier League football.

Three matches - Crystal Palace at Brighton, Leeds against Manchester United and Chelsea at home to Liverpool - were all postponed because of policing issues, with resources being directed to preparations for the state funeral on Monday.

Everton and West Ham observe a minute silence for Queen Elizabeth II

Brentford and Arsenal observe a minutes silence for Queen Elizabeth II

Former players Ledley King and Emile Heskey lay flowers in the centre of the pitch before Tottenham v Leicester

Tottenham fans observe a minutes silence

Newcastle and Bournemouth players pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn and Newcastle co-owner Amanda Staveley hold wreaths to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

A union jack is hung outside St James Park

Flags fly at half-mast over the Molineux stands

Steve Bull and Mike Summerbee, legendary former players of Wolves and City, lay floral tributes inside the centre circle at Molineux

Wolves and Manchester City observed a minutes silence for Queen Elizabeth before the start of Saturdays opening Premier League fixture

Manchester City take part in a minutes silence as a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth II

Manchester United Women and Reading Women players pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

The English Football League resumed on Tuesday, withtributes respectfully observed,as they were at Fridays two Premier League games between Aston Villa and Southampton, and Nottingham Forest and Fulham.

All lights were even turned out during the minutes silence at Villa Park, except for one spotlight on the Aston Villa and Southampton players on the centre circle.

At the City Ground, as at other grounds, wreaths were placed in the centre circle before the minutes silence, with managers Marco Silva and Steve Cooper carrying out the tribute.

Arsenal Women observed a minutes silence for Queen Elizabeth II ahead of the Womens Super League season opener against Brighton at a sold-out Meadow Park.

Tributes were also paid at Leigh Sports Village before Manchester United met Reading on Saturday, and prior to matches on Sunday, including Aston Villa against Manchester City and Liverpool v Chelsea.

At all matches, big screens and perimeter boards displayed tribute images to Her Majesty and flags were flown at half-mast.

Fans have also been invited to applaud as each game reaches 70 minutes during this round of top-flight games, in honour of the Queens 70-year reign.

Villa Park was in darkness during the minutes silence, but for a spotlight on the centre circle

Managers Marco Silva and Steve Cooper laid wreaths in the centre circle at the City Ground

Images of Queen Elizabeth II were displayed on the big screen at the City Ground

Laura Wright sang God Save The King at Villa Park, watched by managers Steven Gerrard and Ralph Hasenhuttl

Aston Villas match programme featured images of Queen Elizabeth II

Some Villa fans brought home-made tributes to Fridays game

Arsenal and Brighton observe a minutes silence ahead of the Womens Super League opener

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