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Aston Villa Kick-Off Changed

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 11th-14th April will kick off seven minutes later than originally scheduled.

That means Crystal Palace's home clash with Aston Villa on Saturday 12th April will now get underway at 3.07pm, rather than the initial kick-off time of 3pm.

The match at which the Hillsborough 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.

A minutes silence will now be observed at 3.06pm to mark the 25th anniversary of the tragedy, ahead of the 3.07pm kick-off. 


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