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In last week’s review I suggested our chances of a place in the end of the season play-offs in Premier League 2 Division 2 would be over should we not secure a win at Leeds.

We didn’t, we were beaten 5-2 last Friday by the champions and dropped out of the play-off positions. With our fixtures now complete, it would be a huge surprise should we get back in there.

Sunderland, who have been on a remarkable run to pull away from the bottom, have replaced us on goal difference. They are at home against Stoke, in three days time. They would need to lose that game by five clear goals for us to go back above them. And if that actually happened we would also need Crystal Palace to lose their remaining game this afternoon at Middlesbrough and they are already in front.

When we travelled to Sunderland at the end of March, a play-off place looked likely, but we were soundly beaten by them and followed that up with a home draw against Norwich, coming from 2-0 behind to get a point. It was then that coach Steve Stone gave his players a public blasting and we did get a win against Reading from the next game but, by then, our chances were looking less likely.

Leeds have won the league by a country mile. They currently sit 12 points ahead of second place Stoke but that could reduce to nine points should Stoke beat Sunderland. Stoke are the only team to have confirmed a play-off place with Wolves, Middlesbrough and Sunderland looking the most likely to join them but with Crystal Palace waiting in the wings.

At the other end of the table, it was just a short time ago that the two North East clubs were fighting out along with West Brom to avoid bottom place. West Brom look likely to finish in bottom place although a win and a Newcastle defeat would change that. Norwich are ahead of Newcastle on goal difference; they too could end at the bottom of the league.

Bottom place doesn’t relegate you but it does in Division 1 and Southampton have booked that place and a move to Division 2 next season. With one game remaining, they are six points behind Leicester who are themselves one point behind West Ham with one of those two to join Southampton in relegation.

Manchester City have won Division 1 as convincingly as Leeds have run away with Division 2. Their lead is now 14 points with Chelsea having moved into second place, ahead of both Spurs and Blackburn, having beaten Blackburn 1-0 last Friday.

The player featured this week is midfielder Josh Benson who has returned to action recently following injury having been part of the first team squad for much of the season.

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 30th April
Chelsea 1 Blackburn 0
Manchester City 4 Tottenham 1

Saturday 1st May
Arsenal 1 West Ham 2

Sunday 2nd May
Southampton 0 Everton 5

Monday 3rd May
Derby 2 Manchester United 6
Liverpool 2 Leicester 2

Division 2

Friday 30th April
Norwich 2 West Brom 2
Reading 5 Wolves 0

Sunday 2nd May
Aston Villa 1 Newcastle 1

Monday 3rd May
Crystal Palace 3 Middlesbrough 2
Leeds 5 Burnley 2
Stoke 0 Sunderland 0

Wednesday 5th May
Fulham 1 West Brom 0

Final Fixtures

Division 1

Friday 7th May
Blackburn v Chelsea
Everton v Southampton
Tottenham v Manchester City
West Ham v Arsenal

Monday 10th May
Leicester v Liverpool
Manchester United v Derby

Division 2

Friday 7th May
Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace
Newcastle v Aston Villa

Monday 10th May
Sunderland v Stoke
West Brom v Norwich
Wolves v Reading

LEADING GOALSCORERS

Division 1

21: Liam Delap (Manchester City)
12: Connor McBride (Blackburn)
11: Nathan Broadhead (Everton), Cole Palmer (Manchester City)
10: Joe Hugill (Manchester United), Felix Nmecha (Manchester City), Shola Shoretire (Manchester United)
9: Folarin Balogun (Arsenal), Cameron Cresswell (Derby), Anthony Elanga (Manchester United), Kion Etete (Tottenham), Ademipo Odubeko (West Ham), Jacob Wakeling (Leicester)

Division 2

12: Louie Barry (Aston Villa), Sam Greenwood (Leeds), Josh Hawkes (Sunderland)
11: Fabio Carvalho (Fulham), Joe Gelhardt (Leeds), Max Thompson (Burnley)
10: Aaron Ramsey (Aston Villa), Jean-Pierre Tiehi (Fulham)
9: Ethan Varian (Stoke)
8: Femi Azeez (Reading), Sylvester Jasper (Fulham), Joel Mumbongo (Burnley)

BURNLEY’S GOALSCORERS

11: Max Thompson
8: Joel Mumbongo
6: Lewis Richardson
3: Anthony Gomez Mancini
2: Ashley Barnes, Rob Harker, Ryan Viggars
1: Dara Costelloe, Owen Dodgson, Richard Nartey, own goals

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES

Team pld w d l f a pts
Manchester City 23 16 5 2 73 29 53
Chelsea 23 11 6 6 46 34 39
Tottenham 23 11 5 7 44 38 38
Blackburn 23 10 7 6 46 37 37
Manchester United 23 10 4 9 57 56 34
Everton 23 9 6 8 40 28 33
Derby 23 10 3 10 40 48 33
Liverpool 23 9 5 9 46 50 31
Brighton 24 7 9 8 36 42 30
Arsenal 23 6 7 10 35 41 25
West Ham 23 6 5 12 31 47 23
Leicester 23 6 4 13 41 53 22
Southampton 23 4 4 15 29 61 16
Team pld w d l f a pts
Leeds 24 18 2 4 62 29 56
Stoke 23 14 2 7 40 29 44
Wolves 23 10 5 8 38 34 35
Middlesbrough 23 10 4 9 44 34 34
Sunderland 23 10 4 9 41 40 34
Burnley 24 10 4 10 38 41 34
Crystal Palace 23 10 4 9 44 41 33
Reading 23 10 1 12 39 52 31
Aston Villa 23 8 4 11 44 47 28
Fulham 24 9 3 12 38 46 27
Norwich 23 7 4 12 30 37 25
Newcastle 23 7 4 12 30 45 25
West Brom 23 6 4 13 34 47 22
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