Wolves v Sheffield United Premier League game moved to avoid clash with Duke of Edinburgh's funeral

Match at Molineux will now kick-off at 8.15pm on Saturday from 3pm but FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Manchester City stays at 5.30pm

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: George Baldock of Sheffield United battles for possession with Pedro Neto of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Bramall Lane on September 14, 2020 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Peter Powell/Pool via Getty Images)
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The Premier League have announced that the match between Wolves and Sheffield United at Molineux has been moved from 3pm on Saturday to 8.15pm (11.15pm UAE) to avoid clashing with the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral.

Games being played under Football Association auspices will not kick-off between 2.45pm and 4.15pm, when the funeral service takes place at Windsor Castle.

The FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Manchester City, though, will not be moved from its 5.30pm kick-off slot on Saturday, according to the PA news agency.

EFL matches are also being moved away from the 3pm slot, with a number of clubs having already confirmed their matches will kick off at 12.30pm instead. It is understood the new time slot was also chosen to avoid a clash with the FA Cup semi-final.

The day's other Premier League game, Newcastle United v West Ham at St James' Park, will still kick-off at 12.30pm.

At the weekend, players across the Premier League and EFL wore black armbands and held a minute’s silence prior to kick-off as a mark of respect.