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When Burnley’s U18 Professional Development League game at Hull was called off on Saturday morning, it gave an opportunity for Huddersfield Town, Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers to move ahead of us and knock us off the top of the league.

They all needed wins; Huddersfield started the day two points behind us while Leeds and Bolton were both three points behind and with better goal differences; they were also playing against each other with the winner guaranteed to move ahead of us. All three started with a game in hand on us.

1718 burnley scott wilson 00 500x500Huddersfield grabbed their opportunity. They beat Crewe at home to go back to the top of the league, but Leeds and Bolton fought out a 4-4 draw which leaves both two points behind us. Leeds, who we beat twice last week, once in the league and then in the FA Youth Cup, will be kicking themselves having held a three goal lead over Bolton.

Crewe’s defeat at Huddersfield has landed them at the bottom of the league with Barnsley moving ahead of them after a surprise 4-0 win at Sheffield United, but the league remains very close with Crewe just ten points behind leaders Huddersfield.

The south group has, throughout the season, seen a much bigger gap between top and bottom. It remains so, with leaders Crystal Palace some 24 points ahead of bottom of the league Coventry, but that’s been reduced over the weekend.

Palace lost for just the second time this season, beaten at home by Watford who are now just seven points behind Palace in second place. Millwall beat Bristol City to stay behind Watford on goal difference.

But what’s happening a the bottom of the league with Coventry? On Thursday 16th November they won 2-0 at Cardiff. These were their first points of the season having lost all of their previous ten games.

They followed that up a week last Saturday with a 4-1 win against QPR and two days ago they made it three out of three with a 2-1 win at Colchester who they now trail by just one point.

This week sees just four fixtures and all of them on different days starting this Wednesday. Burnley are at Sheffield Wednesday, the only game this week scheduled for Saturday morning.

The player shown is defender Scott Wilson.

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

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

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Saturday 2nd December
Birmingham v Nottingham Forest – Postponed
Huddersfield 3 Crewe 2
Hull v Burnley – Postponed
Leeds 4 Bolton 4
Sheffield United 0 Barnsley 4
Cardiff 0 Charlton 1
Colchester 1 Coventry 2
Crystal Palace 0 Watford 2
Ipswich 0 QPR 2
Millwall 2 Bristol City 1

THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES

Wednesday 6th December
Bolton v Barnsley

Friday 8th December
Charlton v Millwall

Saturday 9th December
Sheffield Wednesday v Burnley

Tuesday 12th December
Hull v Leeds

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League  & Cups)

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

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLE

Team pld w d l f a pts
Huddersfield Town 15 8 3 4 35 32 27
Burnley 15 8 2 5 27 29 26
Leeds United 15 7 3 5 37 27 24
Bolton Wanderers 15 6 6 3 37 31 24
Hull City 14 6 4 4 28 25 22
Sheffield United 14 7 1 6 21 23 22
Nottingham Forest 14 6 3 5 38 27 21
Birmingham City 14 5 5 4 30 29 20
Sheffield Wednesday 15 5 4 6 31 28 19
Barnsley 15 5 4 6 25 31 19
Crewe Alexandra 15 5 2 8 34 28 17
Team pld w d l f a pts
Crystal Palace 15 10 3 2 36 14 33
Watford 14 8 2 4 33 19 26
Millwall 15 8 2 5 35 31 26
Charlton Athletic 14 6 2 6 25 28 20
Bristol City 15 6 1 8 29 24 19
Queens Park Rangers 15 6 0 9 30 41 18
Cardiff City 13 4 3 6 26 22 15
Ipswich Town 15 4 3 8 22 43 15
Colchester United 16 3 1 12 20 48 10
Coventry City 13 3 0 10 12 31 9
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