Man Utd & Man City weekend WSL games postponed following death of Queen Elizabeth II

The opening round of fixtures in the 2022/23 Women’s Super League will be rescheduled, including games for Manchester United and Manchester City.

<p>The weekend WSL games have been postponed. Credit: Getty.</p>

The weekend WSL games have been postponed. Credit: Getty.

Manchester United and Manchester City’s opening fixtures in the 2022/23 Women’s Super League have been postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

In a statement, The FA announced no football would be played at all in England this weekend.

“Her Majesty The Queen was a long-standing Patron of The Football Association and has left a lasting and indelible legacy on our national game.

“As a mark of respect, following the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, English football has united to postpone all football fixtures between 9-11 September.

“The FA can confirm that all football fixtures across the Barclays Women’s Super League, Barclays Women’s Championship, the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, and the Isuzu FA Trophy, will be postponed this weekend.

United and City’s start to the WSL season has been delayed by at least a week. Credit: Getty.

“We can also confirm that all football fixtures across the National League System [NLS], Steps 1-6, including the Vanarama National Leagues, the Women’s Football Pyramid [WFP], Tiers 3-7, and matches across grassroots football in England will be postponed.

“The Premier League and the EFL have all confirmed that their fixtures this weekend will be rescheduled for a later date.

“All flags at Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park will continue to fly at half-mast over the weekend.

“Our thoughts remain with our president, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, and the whole of the Royal Family during this time.”

United had originally been due to play Tottenham Hotspur in the WSL, while City were set to host Arsenal.

Both Manchester clubs are currently scheduled to be back in action next week, when Reading travel to United on Saturday 17 Septmber and City play Aston Villa the following day.

However, there are no guarantees games will be played next weekend due to the arrangements for The Queen’s funeral, which have yet to be confirmed.