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Burnley missed the chance to go top of the U18 Professional Development League at the weekend having failed to beat Ipswich Town but our high scoring draw was beaten by Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday who shared ten goals between them.

1718 burnley ethan kershaw 00 500x500We kicked off the day in second place and looked to at least be set to hold that position when we led 3-0 at Ipswich with just over half an hour gone. It seemed inconceivable that Ipswich, who had lost their two previous games 6-1, could come back but they did and in the end we had to score a dramatic equaliser to get a point from a 4-4 draw.

A win would have seen us move ahead of Sheffield Wednesday who also drew, but they and Charlton went one better than us with the game ending 5-5. The point was just enough to keep Wednesday on top of the league with Nottingham Forest, above us on goal difference, now having gone second and with a game in hand. They too were among the goals, another team to score four, but they did so with no reply from Bristol City.

As the north v south games continue, Watford dropped points for the first time, being held to a draw by Hull, but they still lead their group by a point from Millwall who hammered Crewe 5-1.

Sheffield United, albeit from just two games, are the only team in the north without a point while Coventry are similarly placed in the south. But Wednesday, Forest, Hull, Watford and Crystal Palace all remain unbeaten.

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.

There are two games scheduled for this afternoon and nine games this Saturday including Burnley’s third home game of the season which is against Colchester.

The player pictured is Ethan Kershaw.

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

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Saturday 2nd September
Bristol City 0 Nottingham Forest 4
Cardiff v Sheffield United – postponed
Charlton 5 Sheffield Wednesday 5
Colchester 3 Barnsley 2
Coventry 1 Birmingham 3
Crystal Palace 0 Bolton 0
Ipswich 4 Burnley 4
Millwall 5 Crewe 1
QPR 1 Huddersfield 2
Watford 2 Hull 2

THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES

Tuesday 5th September
Bolton v QPR
Nottingham Forest v Colchester

Saturday 9th September
Barnsley v Bristol City
Bolton v Charlton
Burnley v Colchester
Crewe v Coventry
Huddersfield v Crystal Palace
Hull v Ipswich
Leeds v Millwall
Nottingham Forest v QPR
Sheffield United v Watford

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS

3: Michael Fowler
1: James Clarke, Dwight McNeil, Kian Yari, Oliver Younger, own goals

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLE

Team pld w d l f a pts
Sheffield Wednesday 4 2 2 0 16 7 8
Nottingham Forest 3 2 1 0 13 4 7
Burnley 4 2 1 1 8 9 7
Huddersfield Town 4 2 1 1 7 9 7
Hull City 3 1 2 0 6 5 5
Bolton Wanderers 3 1 1 1 6 3 4
Birmingham City 3 1 1 1 6 6 4
Barnsley 3 1 0 2 5 6 3
Crewe Alexandra 3 1 0 2 5 8 3
Leeds United 3 1 0 2 5 8 3
Sheffield United 2 0 0 2 1 5 0
Team pld w d l f a pts
Watford 4 3 1 0 14 5 10
Millwall 4 3 0 1 11 4 9
Charlton Athletic 4 2 1 1 10 9 7
Crystal Palace 4 1 3 0 7 4 6
Colchester United 3 1 1 1 4 9 4
Queens Park Rangers 3 1 0 2 5 8 3
Bristol City 4 1 0 3 5 9 3
Cardiff City 3 0 2 1 6 7 2
Ipswich Town 3 0 1 2 6 16 1
Coventry City 3 0 0 3 2 7 0
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