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Hillsborough anniversary

21 March 2014

As a mark of respect and remembrance for those who lost their lives as a result of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in April 1989, all Premier League, Football League, Football Conference and FA Cup matches taking place on the weekend of 11-14 April will kick-off seven minutes later than originally scheduled.

The match at which the disaster took place, the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989, was ended six minutes after kick-off, at 3:06pm. 

In the Premier League, Football League, and Football Conference, matches due to kick-off at 3pm on Saturday 12 April will now kick off at 3:07pm, with the minute before kick-off (3:06pm to 3:07pm) seeing a period of silence observed at all stadia.

The first FA Cup Semi-Final on Saturday 12 April between Wigan Athletic and Arsenal will now kick-off at 5.07pm with a minute of silence between 5:06pm and 5:07pm. The following day, Sunday 13 April, will see Hull City v Sheffield United begin at 4.07pm with a minute of silence between 4:06pm and 4:07pm.

Fixtures kicking-off at other times on Friday 11, Saturday 12, Sunday 13 and Monday 14 April will observe the same etiquette with matches starting seven minutes later than originally scheduled.

New kick-off times for matches on 11/12/13/14 April: 

Friday 11 April 2014

Sky Bet League 1

Rotherham United v Bradford City 7:52pm (minute of silence between 7:51pm and 7:52pm)

Saturday 12 April 2014 (minute of silence between 3:06pm and 3:07pm at all matches)

FA Cup Semi-Final

Wigan Athletic v Arsenal 5:07pm (minute of silence between 5:06pm and 5:07pm)

Barclays Premier League

Crystal Palace v Aston Villa, 3:07pm
Fulham v Norwich City, 3:07pm
Southampton v Cardiff City, 3:07pm
Stoke City v Newcastle United, 3:07pm
Sunderland v Everton, 3:07pm
Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion 3:07pm

Sky Bet Championship

Queens Park Rangers v Nottingham Forest 12:22pm (minute of silence between 12:21 and 12:22pm)
Bolton Wanderers v Barnsley 3:07pm
Brighton and Hove Albion v Charlton Athletic 3:07pm
Burnley v Middlesbrough 3:07pm
Derby County v Huddersfield Town 3:07pm
Ipswich Town v Doncaster Rovers
Leeds United v Blackpool 3:07pm
Millwall v Watford 3:07pm
Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn Rovers 3:07pm
Yeovil Town v AFC Bournemouth

Sky Bet League 1

Crewe Alexandra v Wolverhampton Wanderers 3:07pm
Leyton Orient v Gillingham 3:07pm
Milton Keynes Dons v Crawley Town 3:07pm
Notts County v Port Vale 3:07pm
Peterborough United v Coventry City 3:07pm
Preston North End v Carlisle United 3:07pm
Swindon Town v Brentford 3:07pm
Tranmere Rovers v Shrewsbury Town 3:07pm
Walsall v Bristol City 3:07pm

Sky Bet League 2

Bristol Rovers v Torquay United 3:07pm
Dagenham and Redbridge v Portsmouth 3:07pm
Exeter City v Cheltenham Town 3:07pm
Fleetwood Town v Morecambe 3:07pm
Hartlepool United v Chesterfield 3:07pm
Mansfield Town v Rochdale 3:07pm
Newport County v Wycombe Wanderers 3:07pm
Northampton Town v Burton Albion 3:07pm
Plymouth Argyle v Oxford United 3:07pm
Scunthorpe United v Bury 3:07pm
Southend United v AFC Wimbledon 3:07pm
York City v Accrington Stanley 3:07pm

Skrill Conference Premier

Luton V Braintree 12:52 pm (minute of silence between 12:51pm and 12:52pm)
Barnet V Halifax 3:07pm
Cambridge V Hyde 3:07pm
Dartford V Forest Green 3:07pm
Grimsby V Chester 3:07pm
Hereford V Gateshead 3:07pm
Kidderminster V Welling 3:07pm 
Macclesfield V Aldershot 3:07pm
Salisbury V Lincoln City 3:07pm
Southport V Tamworth 3:07pm
Woking V Alfreton 3:07pm
Wrexham V Nuneaton 3:07pm

Sunday 13 April

FA Cup

Hull City v Sheffield United 4:07pm (minute of silence between 4:06pm and 4:07pm)

Barclays Premier League

Liverpool v Manchester City, 1:37pm (minute of silence between 1:36pm and 1:37pm)
Swansea City v Chelsea, 4:07pm (minute of silence between 4:06pm and 4:07pm)

Monday 14 April

Sky Bet Championship

Reading v Leicester City 7:52pm (minutes silence to be held between 7:51 and 7:52pm

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