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Premier League fans pay tribute to the Queen

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Premier League clubs paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II as English top-flight fixtures resumed on Friday.

All English football was called off at the weekend after the UK’s longest-serving monarch died aged 96 last week.

The English Football League resumed on Tuesday, with tributes respectfully observed, as they were at Friday’s two Premier League games.

A minute’s silence was held and the National Anthem played at both Villa Park and the City Ground.

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

At the City Ground, the managers of Nottingham Forest and Fulham laid wreaths in the centre-circle before the minute’s silence.

All players and match officials wore black armbands, big screens and perimeter boards displayed tribute images to Her Majesty and flags were flown at half-mast.

Fans also applauded as each game reached 70 minutes, in honour of the Queen’s 70-year reign.

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