2012–13 Professional U21 Development League

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The 2012–13 Professional U21 Development League (League 1 referred to as the Barclays Under 21 Premier League for sponsorship reasons[1] ) was the inaugural season of the Professional Development League's U21 competition.

There were 45 participating teams in the 2012–13 Professional U21 Development Leagues; 22 in League 1 and 23 in League 2 (12 in the North Division, 11 in the South Division).

League 1[edit]

Barclays U21 Premier League
Season 2012–13
Champions Manchester United U21
Biggest home win Tottenham U21 6-0 Newcastle U21
Biggest away win Sunderland U21 0-4 Aston Villa U21
Highest scoring Newcastle U21 6-4 Tottenham U21(10 Goals)

First Group Stage[edit]

The top three teams in Groups 1, the top two teams in Group 2 and 3, and the best third-placed team from Group 2 and 3 will go forward to the Elite Group Stage.

The remaining third-placed team, and the fourth and fifth-placed teams from all three groups, will go forward to Qualification Group Tier One Stage. The sixth and seventh-placed teams, and the eighth-placed team from Group 1, will go forward to the Qualification Group Tier Two Stage.[2]

Group 1[edit]

Table[edit]
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Qualification
1 West Ham United U21s 14 9 1 4 23 14 +9 28 Elite Group Stage
2 Arsenal U21s 14 7 3 4 25 17 +8 24
3 West Bromwich Albion U21s 14 6 3 5 21 21 0 21
4 Everton U21s 14 6 2 6 20 22 −2 20 Qualification Group Tier 1
5 Blackburn Rovers U21s 14 5 4 5 16 17 −1 19
6 Norwich City U21s 14 6 1 7 17 26 −9 19 Qualification Group Tier 2
7 Reading U21s 14 4 6 4 26 20 +6 18
8 Bolton Wanderers U21s 14 1 4 9 11 22 −11 7
Results[edit]
Home \ Away[1] ARS BLB BOL EVE NOR REA WBA WHU
Arsenal U21s 3–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–2
Blackburn Rovers U21s 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–3 2–0 2–0 0–2
Bolton Wanderers U21s 1–2 0–0 1–3 0–1 2–2 0–1 0–1
Everton U21s 1–2 1–2 5–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–5
Norwich City U21s 2–4 3–1 2–1 0–2 0–3 1–0 3–1
Reading U21s 2–2 2–4 0–0 1–1 3–0 6–1 3–0
West Bromwich Albion U21s 1–0 2–2 2–1 3–1 4–0 3–3 1–1
West Ham United U21s 4–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–0

Source: The Premier League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group 2[edit]

Table[edit]
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Qualification
1 Tottenham Hotspur U21s 12 7 2 3 43 22 +21 23 Elite Group Stage
2 Manchester United U21s 12 5 5 2 20 16 +4 20
3 Southampton U21s 12 5 4 3 24 22 +2 19
4 Aston Villa U21s 12 5 3 4 21 22 −1 18 Qualification Group Tier 1
5 Sunderland U21s 12 4 5 3 20 16 +4 17
6 Newcastle United U21s 12 4 2 6 28 32 −4 14 Qualification Group Tier 2
7 Stoke City U21s 12 1 1 10 11 37 −26 4
Results[edit]
Home \ Away[1] AST MNU NEW SOT STO SUN TOT
Aston Villa U21s 0–2 1–2 2–2 3–0 2–1 0–3
Manchester United U21s 0–1 4–2 3–3 1–1 2–2 2–1
Newcastle United U21s 2–3 1–2 0–1 5–1 2–2 6–4
Southampton U21s 3–3 1–1 5–1 0–1 3–2 2–4
Stoke City U21s 2–3 0–1 1–5 1–3 0–1 1–4
Sunderland U21s 2–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 4–1 2–1
Tottenham Hotspur U21s 3–3 4–2 6–0 4–0 7–2 2–2

Source: The Premier League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group 3[edit]

Table[edit]
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Qualification
1 Liverpool U21s 12 9 3 0 31 12 +19 30 Elite Group Stage
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers U21s 12 5 4 3 19 21 −2 19
3 Chelsea U21s 12 5 3 4 28 23 +5 18 Qualification Group Tier 1
4 Middlesbrough U21s 12 4 3 5 17 18 −1 15
5 Fulham U21s 12 3 2 7 10 20 −10 11
6 Manchester City EDS 12 1 7 4 15 16 −1 10 Qualification Group Tier 2
7 Crystal Palace U21s 12 2 4 6 15 25 −10 10
Results[edit]
Home \ Away[1] CHE CPA FUL LIV MNC MID WOL
Chelsea U21s 4–1 3–0 1–4 0–0 1–3 5–0
Crystal Palace U21s 2–2 1–0 1–3 1–1 2–3 1–1
Fulham U21s 3–1 1–4 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–2
Liverpool U21s 3–3 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–0 1–1
Manchester City EDS 2–3 0–0 1–1 1–3 4–0 1–1
Middlesbrough U21s 2–3 4–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–4
Wolverhampton Wanderers U21s 3–2 3–1 1–2 1–5 2–1 0–0

Source: The Premier League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Best-placed third-place team[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Qualification
1 Southampton U21s 12 5 4 3 24 22 +2 19 Elite Group Stage
2 Chelsea U21s 12 5 3 4 28 23 +5 18 Qualification Group Tier 1

Second Phase[edit]

Elite Group[edit]

Table[edit]
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Qualification
1 Tottenham Hotspur U21s (Q) 14 9 3 2 34 15 +19 30 Knockout Stage Semi-final
2 Manchester United U21s (Q) 14 7 4 3 16 10 +6 25
3 Liverpool U21s (Q) 14 6 4 4 21 19 +2 22
4 Southampton U21s 14 5 5 4 21 18 +3 20
5 Arsenal U21s 14 4 5 5 21 23 −2 17
6 West Ham United U21s 14 4 4 6 19 22 −3 16
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers U21s 14 3 3 8 19 28 −9 12
8 West Bromwich Albion U21s 14 2 4 8 10 26 −16 10

Source: The Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]
Home \ Away[1] ARS MNU LIV SOT TOT WHU WBA WOL
Arsenal U21s 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 2–1
Manchester United U21s 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0
Liverpool U21s 3–2 0–1 1–0 1–3 3–3 2–0 3–2
Southampton U21s 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 5–2 2–0 2–0
Tottenham Hotspur U21s 4–2 3–1 1–0 2–2 3–2 4–0 5–1
West Ham United U21s 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–2
West Bromwich Albion U21s 2–2 0–2 1–2 3–3 0–4 1–0 1–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers U21s 2–3 1–0 1–2 2–2 4–3 2–1 1–1

Source: The Premier League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Qualification Group Tier 1[edit]

Table[edit]
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Qualification
1 Everton U21s (Q) 12 6 6 0 17 8 +9 24 Knockout Stage Play-off
2 Aston Villa U21s 12 5 4 3 17 12 +5 19
3 Fulham U21s 12 5 4 3 16 12 +4 19
4 Chelsea U21s 12 5 2 5 11 11 0 17
5 Middlesbrough U21s 12 4 4 4 15 13 +2 16
6 Blackburn Rovers U21s 12 4 0 8 11 20 −9 12
7 Sunderland U21s 12 0 6 6 9 20 −11 6

Updated to games played on 1 May 2013.
Source: The Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]
Home \ Away[1] AST BLB CHE EVE FUL MID SUN
Aston Villa U21s 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–3 3–1
Blackburn Rovers U21s 0–2 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–1 2–1
Chelsea U21s 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 3–2 1–0
Everton U21s 2–2 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–0
Fulham U21s 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–2
Middlesbrough U21s 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 0–0
Sunderland U21s 0–4 0–2 0–1 2–2 2–2 1–1

Updated to games played on 30 April 2013.
Source: The Premier League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Qualification Group Tier 2[edit]

Table[edit]
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Qualification
1 Newcastle United U21s (Q) 12 6 4 2 21 13 +8 22 Knockout Stage Play-off
3 Bolton Wanderers U21s 12 6 4 2 18 14 +4 22
2 Reading U21s 12 6 2 4 15 11 +4 20
4 Norwich City U21s 12 5 2 5 18 14 +4 17
4 Manchester City EDS 12 4 4 4 24 22 +2 16
6 Crystal Palace U21s 12 2 5 5 21 29 −8 11
7 Stoke City U21s 12 2 1 9 14 28 −14 7

Updated to games played on 7 May 2013.
Source: The Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]
Home \ Away[1] BOL CPA MNC NEW NOR REA STO
Bolton Wanderers U21s 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–2
Crystal Palace U21s 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–5 2–0 1–2
Manchester City EDS 3–3 3–4 1–2 3–1 3–1 4–1
Newcastle United U21s 1–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 0–3 3–0
Norwich City U21s 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–2 0–1 1–0
Reading U21s 1–2 3–2 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–0
Stoke City U21s 2–3 5–5 1–2 1–2 0–5 0–1

Source: The Premier League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Knockout Stage[edit]

The teams finishing first in the of the two Qualification Groups played each other to decide who makes the semi-final against the winner of the Elite Group Stage.

The teams finishing second and third in the Elite Group Stage played in the other semi-final.[3]

Play-off Semi-final Final
                   
May 7        
 Everton U21s  3(5)
 Newcastle United U21s  3(3)  
 Tottenham Hotspur U21s  3
 
     

Everton U21s

 2  
   
     
 Tottenham Hotspur U21s  2
     
   Manchester United U21s  3
   
     
 Manchester United U21s  3
 
     Liverpool U21s  0  
   
     
 

Play-off[edit]

Semi-final[edit]

13 May 2013
17:00 BST
Tottenham Hotspur U21s 3 – 2 Everton U21s
Pritchard Goal 11'
Obika Goal 46'88'
McAleny Goal 45+2'
C.Long Goal 48'
White Hart Lane, Tottenham
Attendance: 887
Referee: Wayne Porter
14 May 2013
17:00 BST
Manchester United U21s 3 – 0 Liverpool U21s
Cole Goal 19' (pen.)26' (pen.)70'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 2,750
Referee: Matthew Walsh

Final[edit]

20 May 2013
17:00 BST
Manchester United U21s 3 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur U21s
Vermijl Goal 59'
Cole Goal 74'88'
Obika Goal 29'
Pritchard Goal 42'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 5,186
Referee: Robert Madley

League 2[edit]

Professional U21 Development League 2
Season 2012–13
Champions Charlton Athletic U21

Group stage[edit]

North division[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Qualification
1 Leicester City U21s 22 14 5 3 52 28 24 47 Knockout Stage
2 Huddersfield Town U21s 22 12 4 6 36 28 8 40
3 Derby County U21s 22 11 4 7 32 31 1 37
4 Nottingham Forest U21s 22 10 5 7 24 25 -1 35
5 Birmingham City U21s 22 9 5 8 36 30 6 32
6 Leeds United U21s 22 8 6 8 39 35 4 30
7 Crewe Alexandra U21s 22 7 7 8 40 36 4 28
8 Sheffield United U21s 22 7 6 9 28 30 -2 27
9 Coventry City U21s 22 8 3 11 30 37 -7 27
10 Wigan Athletic U21s 22 6 7 9 34 37 -3 25
11 Sheffield Wednesday U21s 22 6 5 11 35 42 -7 23
12 Barnsley U21s 22 3 5 14 27 54 -27 14

[4]

South division[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Qualification
1 Charlton Athletic U21s 20 13 3 4 47 24 23 42 Knockout Stage
2 Cardiff City U21s 20 14 0 6 41 29 12 42
3 Brentford U21s 18 11 2 5 41 32 9 35
4 Brighton & Hove Albion U21s 17 9 4 4 32 19 13 31
5 Queens Park Rangers U21s 19 9 3 7 35 37 -2 30
6 Bristol City U21s 16 8 0 8 30 29 1 24
7 Ipswich Town U21s 17 7 2 8 28 31 -3 23
8 Swansea City U21s 18 6 0 12 23 32 -9 18
9 Millwall U21s 18 4 2 12 26 36 -10 14
10 Barnet U21s 15 3 2 10 28 34 -6 11
11 Colchester United U21s 16 3 2 11 29 56 -27 11

[5]

Knockout stage[edit]

The teams finishing first in each division will play a semi-final against the runners-up of the opposite division, with the winners of each semi-final contesting a final to crown the overall champions of the combined League.[5]

Semi-final Final
 Leicester City 2  
 Cardiff City 3  
 
     Cardiff City 1
   Charlton Athletic 3


 Charlton Athletic 6
 Huddersfield Town 1  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Development Squad fixtures confirmed". West Ham United. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Barclays U21 Premier League Handbook Season 2012/13". Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Kay, Oliver (27 July 2012). "Children of the Revolution". The Times. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Development league plans revealed". Birmingam Mail. 2 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b http://www.noodls.com//viewNoodl/15416415/charlton-athletic-plc/academy-manager-eager-for-new-challenges