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Burnley’s defeat at Leeds last Saturday in the U18 Professional Development League has seen us drop one place to fourth with the points taking Leeds three points clear at the top of the table.

1718 burnley adam bruce 00 500x500So close is everything in this league that we are only three points clear of Birmingham in seventh place yet a win against Leeds would have seen us, and not them, go ahead of the rest at the top.

The day kicked off with both of us, along with Bolton, on 33 points. Bolton also lost, beaten by Nottingham Forest who themselves have now joined us on that 33 point total.

In the only other game played last weekend, Hull beat Crewe to lift themselves six points clear of the bottom two.

Crystal Palace, leaders in the south, were held, surprisingly, to a 0-0 home draw by Bristol City. Watford took advantage with a home win against Ipswich and are now just three points behind Palace with a game in hand. They moved above both Millwall, beaten by Cardiff, and Charlton whose game at Colchester was called off.

This week, Leeds will get the chance to extend their lead at the top when they play tomorrow afternoon against Crewe whilst the three teams behind them all play on Saturday and that sees us and Nottingham Forest face each other at Gawthorpe.

This week’s featured player is goalkeeper Adam Bruce.

The League Tables are updated as results are confirmed and can be found with our Fixtures and Results within U23/U18 Stats on the top menu.

Last week’s results, this week’s fixtures, the leading goalscorers, our goalscorers and the current tables are below.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Friday 9th February
Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday – rescheduled for this Saturday

Saturday 10th February
Hull 3 Crewe 1
Leeds 4 Burnley 2
Nottingham Forest 1 Bolton 0
Colchester v Charlton – postponed
Crystal Palace 0 Bristol City 0
QPR 4 Coventry 3
Watford 3 Ipswich 2

Tuesday 13th February
Cardiff 1 Millwall 0

THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES

Friday 16th February
Crewe v Leeds

Saturday 17th February
Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday
Bolton v Sheffield United
Burnley v Nottingham Forest
Huddersfield v Hull
Colchester v Bristol City
Crystal Palace v QPR
Ipswich v Charlton
Millwall v Coventry
Watford v Cardiff

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cups)

6: Jordan Cropper
5: Tristan Jumeau
3: Jordan Barnett, Marley Blair, Craig Ellison, Michael Fowler, Dwight McNeil, Kian Yari
2: James Clarke, Mitchell George, Dan Moss, Bobby Thomas
1: Leighton Egan, Lewis King, Dylon Meredith, Terry Mupariwa, Oliver Younger, own goals

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES

Team pld w d l f a pts
Leeds United 21 11 3 7 48 34 36
Nottingham Forest 20 10 3 7 47 34 33
Bolton Wanderers 20 9 6 5 53 41 33
Burnley 20 10 3 7 40 42 33
Sheffield Wednesday 19 9 4 6 49 29 31
Huddersfield Town 19 9 4 6 41 45 31
Birmingham City 20 8 6 6 47 39 30
Hull City 20 8 4 8 39 49 28
Crewe Alexandra 19 7 3 9 41 34 24
Sheffield United 18 7 1 10 23 34 22
Barnsley 21 6 4 11 31 45 22
Team pld w d l f a pts
Crystal Palace 20 11 5 4 41 20 38
Watford 19 11 2 6 41 31 35
Millwall 21 10 4 7 53 43 34
Charlton Athletic 20 10 3 7 43 40 33
Cardiff City 18 9 3 6 36 25 30
Queens Park Rangers 20 10 0 10 47 54 30
Bristol City 21 8 2 11 37 32 25
Ipswich Town 21 5 5 11 35 58 20
Colchester United 20 4 1 15 28 60 13
Coventry City 19 3 0 16 22 53 9
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