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Defeat at Crystal Palace has seen the under-23s go down one more place to ninth in Premier League 2 Division 2 with our next opponents Middlesbrough the team who have gone above us.

It took a late goal for Palace to beat us and take themselves into third place, but a Burnley win would have seen us now sitting in fifth place and above Palace in a table where the top two have again extended their leads with victories.

Second place Stoke beat Norwich 2-1 last Monday to move on to 27 points but they remain ten points behind leaders Leeds who secured a 3-0 win against Reading. In the only other game played in Division 2, the point Middlesbrough picked up in a 1-1 home draw against Sunderland was the one that took them above us.

Four games played in Division 2 and just three in Division 1. Last Friday, Manchester United recorded a 3-0 win against Arsenal while on Monday there were wins for Derby and Manchester City who took advantage of Spurs and Blackburn having no games to move three points clear at the top of the league. Their 6-1 win at Leicester included two goals each for German Felix Nmecha and Liam Delap who might not be able to throw the ball as far as his dad but looks to be a very much stronger goalscoring prospect.

This week’s games get underway today with both divisions staging games over the weekend running into Monday when ours, scheduled to be played at Curzon Ashton’s Tameside Stadium, will be one of five games played.

The player featured this week is  full back Connor Barrett who was signed from Leicester last summer.

The League Tables  and our Fixtures and Results are both within U23/U18 Stats which can be found on the top menu.

All of last week’s results, this week’s fixtures, the leading goalscorers, our goalscorers and the current league tables are all below.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Division 1

Friday 12th February
Liverpool v Brighton – match postponed
Manchester United 3 Arsenal 0
Tottenham v Everton – match postponed, rearranged for 5th March

Monday 15th February
Blackburn v Southampton – match postponed
Derby 2 Chelsea 1
Leicester 1 Manchester City 6

Division 2

Friday 12th February
Aston Villa v Wolves – match postponed
Fulham v Newcastle – match postponed, rearranged for 26th March

Monday 15th February
Crystal Palace 1 Burnley 0
Leeds 3 Reading 0
Middlesbrough 1 Sunderland 1
Stoke 2 Norwich 1

THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES

Division 1

Friday 19th February
Arsenal v Manchester City
Blackburn v West Ham
Chelsea v Liverpool

Sunday 21st February
Southampton v Derby

Monday 22nd February
Everton v Manchester United
Leicester v Brighton

Division 2

Friday 19th February
Fulham v Sunderland
Norwich v Leeds
Reading v Stoke

Monday 22nd February
Burnley v Middlesbrough
Newcastle v West Brom
Wolves v Crystal Palace

LEADING GOALSCORERS

Division 1

11: Liam Delap (Manchester City)
10: Joe Hugill (Manchester United)
8: Connor McBride (Blackburn), Ellis Simms (Everton), Jack Stretton (Derby)
7: Folarin Balogun (Arsenal)
6; Anthony Elanga (Manchester United), Brad Lyons (Blackburn), James Mcatee (Manchester City), Myles Peart-Harris (Chelsea), Arnau Puigmal (Manchester United), Shola Shoretire (Manchester United), Jacob Wakeling (Leicester)

Division 2

10: Louie Barry (Aston Villa)
8: Fabio Carvalho (Fulham), Jean-Pierre Tiehi (Fulham)
7: Mitch Curry (Sunderland), Joe Gelhardt (Leeds), Sam Greenwood (Leeds)
6: Cheikh Diaby (West Brom), Taylor Perry (Wolves), Max Thompson (Burnley), Ethan Varian (Stoke)

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS

6: Max Thompson
4: Joel Mumbongo
3: Lewis Richardson
2: Ashley Barnes
1: Owen Dodgson, Anthony Gomez Mancini, own goals

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES

Team pld w d l f a pts
Manchester City 14 8 4 2 43 22 28
Tottenham 15 7 4 4 29 25 25
Blackburn 14 7 4 3 29 26 25
Manchester United 15 7 3 5 42 39 24
Chelsea 13 7 2 4 28 20 23
Derby 15 7 2 6 28 34 23
Everton 15 6 4 5 25 18 22
Arsenal 15 5 4 6 27 24 19
Brighton 15 5 4 6 24 32 19
Liverpool 13 5 2 6 25 29 17
Leicester 16 5 0 11 27 41 15
Southampton 13 3 3 7 20 25 12
West Ham 13 2 2 9 17 29 8
Team pld w d l f a pts
Leeds 16 12 1 3 43 22 37
Stoke 16 9 0 7 27 22 27
Crystal Palace 15 7 2 6 33 28 23
Reading 14 7 1 6 25 34 22
Aston Villa 15 6 3 6 28 27 21
Wolves 13 6 2 5 25 21 20
Fulham 15 6 1 8 27 34 19
Middlesbrough 14 5 3 6 27 20 18
Burnley 15 5 3 7 18 23 18
Norwich 15 5 2 8 18 23 17
Sunderland 12 5 1 6 24 27 16
West Brom 12 4 2 6 22 25 14
Newcastle 12 4 1 7 16 27 13
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