Watch: Man City fans observe moment of silence in memory of the Queen ahead of Dortmund game

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Manchester City supporters paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth II before the Champions League match on Wednesday.

Manchester City fans observed a moment of silence on Wednesday ahead of their Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund, as a mark of respect for the late Queen Elizabeth II.

This is the Blues’ first game since the Queen’s death was announced last Thursday, due to the postponement of last weekend’s Premier League games.

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The silence was observed impeccably by both sets of supporters at the Etihad, while City and Dortmund players wore black armbands in the Champions League group-stage clash and there was no pre-match music.

This follows similar scenes at Old Trafford and the London Stadium last week and at Anfield on Tuesday, while the Premier League have also confirmed their plans to honour the Queen ahead of this weekend’s matches.

In a statement, the league said: “Players and match officials will wear black armbands as a mark of respect and, together with managers, will gather at the centre circle before kick-off.

The Queen’s face was shown on the big screen at the Etihad. Credit: Getty.The Queen’s face was shown on the big screen at the Etihad. Credit: Getty.
The Queen’s face was shown on the big screen at the Etihad. Credit: Getty. | Getty Images

“Fans will be asked to join a minute’s silence, which will be followed by the National Anthem, ‘God Save The King’.

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“Big screens and LED perimeter boards will display tribute images to Her Majesty and flags at the grounds will be flying at half-mast.

“When the clock turns to 70 minutes, fans will be invited to applaud The Queen’s 70-year reign.”

City’s trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers is one of seven fixtures which will take place this weekend, with three matches - Manchester United vs Leeds United, Chelsea vs Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace - being postponed.

It was also confirmed on Thursday that City’s Premier League clash with Arsenal will be rescheduled to later in the calendar.

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It was originally due to be played on 19 October, during a midweek round of Premier League fixtures. But the Gunners will now face PSV Eindhoven on 20 October following the postponement of the Europa League fixture which was initially scheduled for this week.

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