Blades go top of U23 League as Burnley drop to seventh
Sheffield United are the new leaders of the Professional Development League after they recorded a 3-1 win last Friday night at Hillsborough and then saw Leeds United lost at Bolton Wanderers on Monday.
The two Yorkshire clubs are locked at the top on 14 points with Sheffield United above Leeds on goals scored with both of them having a goal difference of six. Bolton, victors over Leeds, are now within one point at the top of the northern group.
We kicked off the week in fifth place, but Monday’s defeat at the hands of Hull saw them move above us as did Nottingham Forest who beat Barnsley. It was a second home defeat of the season for us having previously been beaten by Millwall on the Turf.
It leaves us with three wins and four defeats from our opening seven games. We are above Sheffield Wednesday and Crewe on goal difference while the three of us are all two points clear of Barnsley who are currently bottom of the table.
In the south, Ipswich scored another four goals. They have now gone three points clear at the top of their group and are the leading goalscorers over both leagues. Besides that, they have also conceded less goals than any other team.
We are at home for a fourth successive week when we play Crewe next Monday at Curzon Ashton; a win would help move us away from that bottom end of the table.
The player featured this week is our leading goalscorer Dan Agyei who has three league goals and one in the Lancashire Senior Cup.
The League Tables are updated as results are confirmed and can be found with our Fixtures and Results in U23/U18 Stats on the top menu. Our fixtures now include the dates for our six Premier League Cup ties.
Last week’s results, this week’s fixtures, the leading goalscorers, our goalscorers and the current tables can all be found below.
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Friday 21st September
Sheffield Wednesday 1 Sheffield United 3
Bristol City 4 QPR 0
Monday 24th September
Bolton 2 Leeds 0
Burnley 0 Hull 3
Crewe 1 Birmingham 0
Nottingham Forest 3 Barnsley 0
Cardiff 2 Millwall 2
Charlton 0 Watford 0
Crystal Palace v Colchester – postponed
Ipswich 4 Coventry 1
THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES
Friday 28th September
Barnsley v Bolton
Coventry v Bristol City
Watford v Crystal Palace
Saturday 29th September
Birmingham v Sheffield Wednesday
Monday 1st October
Burnley v Crewe
Leeds v Nottingham Forest
Sheffield United v Hull
Colchester v Ipswich
Millwall v Charlton
QPR v Cardiff
7: Virgil Gomis (Nottingham Forest)
5: Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull), Kyle McFarlane (Birmingham)
4: Reise Allassani (Coventry), Jack Clarke (Leeds), Deshane Dalling (QPR), Kian Flanagan (Crystal Palace), Ben Morris (Ipswich), Danny Rowe (Ipswich)
BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS (LEAGUE & CUPS)
4: Dan Agyei
3: Tinashe Chakwana
2: Tunde Bayode, Ali Koiki
1: Rob Harker, Dwight McNeil, Christian N’Guessan, Kai Smith, Matěj Vydra, Nahki Wells
CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES
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