In pictures: Together again, players and supporters

Fans were welcomed back to the Premier League on Tuesday
Fans were welcomed back to the Premier League on Tuesday (PA Wire)
21:29pm, Tue 18 May 2021
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The Premier League welcomed back supporters on Tuesday for the first time since the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions in England.

Grounds were still subject to capacity limits but it still represented a notable step in the return towards normality.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some images from the four games to take place, as well as a couple of Sky Bet League play-off semi-finals.

Up to 10,000 fans were expected at Old Trafford as Manchester United hosted Fulham (PA Wire)
There were no protests of the kind that recently forced the postponement of a game at Old Trafford, but Manchester United fans still made their feelings about the club's owners, the Glazer family, known (PA Wire)
United fans were able to celebrate an early goal from Edinson Cavani (PA Wire)
Fans were also back at Southampton for the visit of Leeds (PA Wire)
Supporters were pleased to be back in place at St Mary's Stadium (PA Wire)
Brighton fans made their way to the Amex Stadium, where a limit of 7,900 was set for the visit of Manchester City (PA Wire)
A sold-out sign at Chelsea's game against Leicester (PA Wire)
Chelsea v Leicester City – Premier League – Stamford Bridge (PA Wire)
Oxford United v Blackpool – Sky Bet League One – Playoff – Semi Final – First Leg – Kassam Stadium (PA Wire)
Newport County v Forest Green Rovers – Sky Bet League Two – Playoff – Semi Final – First Leg – Rodney Parde (PA Wire)

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