How the Queen’s death will be marked at Wolves vs Man City & other Premier League matches

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The game will be preceded by a minute’s silence and a rendition of the national anthem - followed by applause in the 70th minute.

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II will be marked at all Premier League matches this weekend, including Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester City.

The game at Molineux is one of seven that will take place in the English top flight, with the other three fixtures postponed due to policing issues ahead of the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

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This weekend’s matches will be the first in the Premier League since her passing, with all 10 matches in the division postponed last week as a mark of respect.

City and Manchester United have both already paid their respects ahead of European home matches, with similar scenes planned for this weekend.

Before the seven Premier League matches across Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there will be a minute of silence followed by a rendition of the national anthem.

City’s players and staff observed a minute’s silence on Wednesday ahead of the Champions league game with Dortmund. Credit: Getty.City’s players and staff observed a minute’s silence on Wednesday ahead of the Champions league game with Dortmund. Credit: Getty.
City’s players and staff observed a minute’s silence on Wednesday ahead of the Champions league game with Dortmund. Credit: Getty. | Getty Images

Fans will also be encouraged to applaud throughout the 70th minute of the game in recognition of the Queen’s 70-year reign.

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Wolves have also provided more information regarding the logistics of Saturday’s game and revealed that both managers will place lily wreaths on the centre circle before kick-off and join players for the minute of silence.

The pre-match music will not be played while the customary handshakes, Premier League board, ball plinth and pitch mat will be removed.

The game at Molineux will take place two days before the funeral. Credit: Getty.The game at Molineux will take place two days before the funeral. Credit: Getty.
The game at Molineux will take place two days before the funeral. Credit: Getty. | Getty Images

The screens at the stadium will show an image of the queen during the minute’s silence and 70th-minute applause, while the national anthem will be sung by Samantha Oxborough and will feature the updated version with the words ‘God Save the King’.

Flags will also be flown at half mast outside the ground and fans have been encouraged to arrive at Molineux early in order to mark the commemorations.

Wolves added: “As a club, we hope all inside Molineux join the tributes in honour of the extraordinary life and contribution to the nation made by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

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