In pictures: Empty stadiums and taking the knee – What the return of Premier League football looked like

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After a 100-day hiatus, the 2019/20 Premier League season finally kicked off again on Wednesday.

With new restrictions and protocol in place due to coronavirus measures, and people’s minds on the Black Lives Matter protestss, the game has had to adjust for Project Restart.

Aston Villa hosted Sheffield United at Villa Park in the day’s early kick-off, with Arsenal’s visit to the Etihad Stadium to play hosts Manchester City following on afterwards.

With no fans in the stadium, and social distancing in place, this was the Premier League’s version of “the new normal”.

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