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At the beginning of November the two Sheffield clubs were level on points at the top of the northern group of the Professional Development League, but it’s Wednesday who have taken a big stride forward in the last month since they beat their local rivals.

1718 burnley ali koiki 00 500x500Their lead at the top has now extended to nine points following their most recent win against Leeds two days ago. They won that game as United were losing again, this time to Forest, and that’s allowed Forest to get above them on goal difference while Barnsley have also moved level with them on points with a win against Hull last Friday.

As Burnley sat this week out, there was a chance we could fall further down the league, but that’s not been the case. Huddersfield, the closest to us were beaten at Birmingham, Leeds lost that game at Wednesday and Crewe, who were are now bottom, fell to a 5-2 defeat against Bolton which featured a second hat trick of the season for striker Connor Hall.

There is only three points between that bottom group of four teams and we could drop down the table in the next week with two of those below us having games and us missing out again as we play our Premier League Cup game at Swansea.

Things have tightened up at the top of the south group with leaders QPR beaten at home by second place Crystal Palace who are now just one point behind. Coventry missed the opportunity to go top when they were beaten at Colchester.

With a number of Premier League Cup games coming up, there are only four fixtures this coming week in the league. All four are in the north group and will be played next Monday.

The player shown in this article is left-back Ali Koiki.

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

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

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Friday 24th November
Barnsley 3 Hull 0
Birmingham 2 Huddersfield 1

Monday 27th November
Bolton 5 Crewe 2
Sheffield United 1 Nottingham Forest 2
Sheffield Wednesday 2 Leeds 1
Cardiff 2 Bristol City 2
Charlton 1 Ipswich 1
Colchester 4 Coventry 2
QPR 0 Crystal Palace 3
Watford 2 Millwall 0

THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES

Monday 4th December
Bolton v Birmingham
Crewe v Sheffield Wednesday
Huddersfield v Sheffield United
Hull v Nottingham Forest

LEADING GOALSCORERS

10: Michael Folivi (Watford), Tyler Smith (Sheffield United)
9: Connor Hall (Bolton)
8: Jordan Ponticelli (Coventry)
7: Ben Folami (Ipswich), Aramide Oteh (QPR), Lewis Reilly (Crewe), Aaron Smith (Nottingham Forest)
6: Victor Adeboyejo (Barnsley), Terrique Anderson (Charlton), Mark Harris (Cardiff), Dion Pereira (Watford)

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (League & Cups)

4: Dwight McNeil
3: Khius Metz, Jamie Thomas, Nahki Wells
2: Tunde Bayode, Tinashe Chakwana
1: Dan Agyei, Harry Flowers, Rahis Nabi, Christian N’Guessan, Fredrik Ulvestad, Oliver Younger

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES

Team pld w d l f a pts
Sheffield Wednesday 14 9 3 2 27 15 30
Nottingham Forest 13 5 6 2 27 23 21
Sheffield United 14 7 0 7 25 23 21
Barnsley 15 6 3 6 25 24 21
Hull City 14 6 2 6 20 30 20
Bolton Wanderers 12 6 0 6 24 20 18
Birmingham City 12 5 2 5 21 23 17
Burnley 14 3 4 7 15 31 13
Huddersfield Town 14 3 3 8 19 26 12
Leeds 14 3 2 9 14 24 11
Crewe Alexandra 12 3 1 8 17 26 10
Team pld w d l f a pts
Queens Park Rangers 13 8 1 4 28 24 25
Crystal Palace 13 8 0 5 26 12 24
Coventry City 13 7 3 3 28 23 24
Ipswich Town 13 6 4 3 25 19 22
Charlton Athletic 14 6 4 4 23 19 22
Colchester United 13 5 5 3 20 20 20
Watford 13 6 0 7 24 17 18
Cardiff City 11 5 2 4 19 17 17
Millwall 15 3 6 6 13 20 15
Bristol City 14 2 5 7 17 21 11
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