2010–11 Premier Reserve League

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Premier Reserve League
Season 2010–11
Champions Chelsea
Goals scored 507
Average goals/game 3.23
Top goalscorer Italy Fabio Borini (12)
Biggest home win Aston Villa 10–1 Arsenal (10 January 2011)
Biggest away win Bolton Wanderers 0–5 Arsenal (25 August 2010)
Highest scoring Aston Villa 10–1 Arsenal (10 January 2011)
Longest winning run 5 games – Manchester United (21 March 2011 - 18 April 2011)
Longest unbeaten run 11 games – Aston Villa (6 September 2010 – 21 February 2011)
Longest losing run 6 games – Blackpool (14 March 2011 - 20 April 2011)
Lowest attendance 0 - Many (behind closed doors matches)

The 2010–11 Premier Reserve League (officially known as the 2010–11 Barclays Premier Reserve League for sponsorship reasons) was the twelfth season since the establishment of the Premier Reserve League. The season began on 25 August 2010.[1] and ended on 16 May 2011 with Chelsea's reserves beating Blackburn Rovers Reserves 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had ended 1-1 after extra time.

The events in the senior leagues during the 2009–10 season saw Burnley, Hull City and Portsmouth all relegated and replaced by the promoted teams Newcastle United, West Bromwich Albion and Blackpool. In addition, Birmingham City,[2] Stoke City[3] and Fulham[4] decided to opt out of the 2010–11 reserve season.

That resulted in 2 major changes to the 2010–11 season. With the Southern section now only containing six teams, the Northern section was broken into two groups. Group A consisted of Bolton Wanderers, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Wigan Athletic. Group B consisted of Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool, Everton, Liverpool and Sunderland.

The second big change was to the fixture schedule. Each team played the teams in their own group twice (home & away) and played the teams from the other groups once. This meant each Northern side played a total of 19 games and the Southern sides played 20 games during the regular season.

At the conclusion of the league season, the two Northern winners faced a play off against each other with the winner facing the Southern champions in a one-off final.

Tables[edit]

Premier Reserve League North Group A[edit]

Final table as of 5 May 2011

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Manchester United Reserves (C) 19 9 8 2 38 24 +14 35
2 Manchester City EDS 19 10 3 6 32 22 +10 33
3 Wigan Athletic Reserves 19 9 4 6 21 22 −1 31
4 Newcastle United Reserves 19 8 4 7 40 40 0 28
5 Bolton Wanderers Reserves 19 8 3 8 24 32 −8 27

Premier Reserve League North Group B[edit]

Final table as of 5 May 2011

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Blackburn Rovers Reserves (C) 19 7 5 7 39 38 +1 26
2 Sunderland Reserves 19 6 6 7 29 27 +2 24
3 Liverpool Reserves 19 5 8 6 25 26 −1 23
4 Everton Reserves 19 4 3 12 23 34 −11 15
5 Blackpool Reserves 19 4 2 13 23 49 −26 14

Premier Reserve League South[edit]

Final table as of 9 May 2011

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Chelsea Reserves (C) 20 11 3 6 42 39 +3 36
2 Arsenal Reserves 20 10 5 5 41 34 +7 35
3 Aston Villa Reserves 20 8 6 6 37 21 +16 30
4 West Ham United Reserves 20 8 4 8 31 30 +1 28
5 West Bromwich Albion Reserves 20 5 10 5 30 29 +1 25
6 Wolves Reserves 20 5 2 13 27 35 −8 17

Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored
Pos = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points; C = Champions

Play-offs[edit]

The play-offs will be contested in two stages, first between the two winners of the Reserve League North divisions, and then between the winner of that game and the winner of the Reserve League South.

Semi-final[edit]


Final[edit]

16 May 2011[1]
19:05 BST
Chelsea Reserves 1 - 1 Blackburn Rovers Reserves
Kane Goal 80' Formica Goal 20'
  Penalties  
Clifford Penalty scored
Töre Penalty scored
Lalkovič Penalty scored
Phillip Penalty scored
Woods Penalty scored
5 – 4 Morris Penalty scored
Knowles Penalty scored
Parry Penalty scored
Potts Penalty missed
Lowe Penalty scored

Top scorers[edit]

Premier Reserve League South[edit]

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Italy Fabio Borini Chelsea Reserves 12
2 England Jay Emmanuel-Thomas Arsenal Reserves 10
3 England Adam Phillip Chelsea Reserves 8
4 England Nathan Delfouneso Aston Villa Reserves 7
Slovakia Milan Lalkovič Chelsea Reserves 7
6 England Chuks Aneke Arsenal Reserves 6
England Gary Gardner Aston Villa Reserves 6
Belgium Geoffrey Mujangi Bia Wolves Reserves 6
9 England Luke Freeman Arsenal Reserves 5
England Sam Mantom West Bromwich Albion Reserves 5
England Sam Winnall Wolves Reserves 5
12 England Samir Carruthers Aston Villa Reserves 4
England Roarie Deacon Arsenal Reserves 4
England Zavon Hines West Ham United Reserves 4
Colombia Cristian Montano West Ham United Reserves 4
England Freddie Sears West Ham United Reserves 4
Australia Dylan Tombides West Ham United Reserves 4
Turkey Gökhan Töre Chelsea Reserves 4
New Zealand Chris Wood West Bromwich Albion Reserves 4
20 England Benik Afobe Arsenal Reserves 3
Scotland Barry Bannan Aston Villa Reserves 3
England James Collins Aston Villa Reserves 3
Republic of Ireland Matt Doherty Wolves Reserves 3
England Lateef Elford-Alliyu West Bromwich Albion Reserves 3
Australia Chris Herd Aston Villa Reserves 3
England Todd Kane Chelsea Reserves 3
South Africa Benni McCarthy West Ham United Reserves 3
Republic of Ireland Rhys Murphy Arsenal Reserves 3
29 England Saido Berahino West Bromwich Albion Reserves 2
Republic of Ireland Graham Burke Aston Villa Reserves 2
England Nathaniel Chalobah Chelsea Reserves 2
England Billy Clifford Chelsea Reserves 2
England Anthony Edgar West Ham United Reserves 2
Cameroon George Elokobi Wolves Reserves 2
England Ishmael Miller West Bromwich Albion Reserves 2
England George Thorne West Bromwich Albion Reserves 2
England Adil Nabi West Bromwich Albion Reserves 2
England Joshua Rees Arsenal Reserves 2
Republic of Ireland Nathan Rooney Wolves Reserves 2
England James Spray Wolves Reserves 2
England Junior Stanislas West Ham United Reserves 2
England George Thorne West Bromwich Albion Reserves 2
Austria Andreas Weimann Aston Villa Reserves 2
44 Many players 1

Promotion and relegation[edit]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "PremierLeague.com " Reserve fixtures 2010–11". premierleague.com. 2010-07-15. Archived from the original on 27 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  2. ^ "birminghammail.net " Birmingham City opt against entering next season's reserve league". birminghammail.net. 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  3. ^ "stokecityfc.com " Fixtures & Results 2010/11". stokecityfc.com. 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  4. ^ "fulhamfc.com " Development Squad Announcement". fulhamfc.com. 2010-06-18. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 

External links[edit]

Match reports[edit]

Match reports can be found at each club's official website:

Premier Reserve Leagues North Premier Reserve League South