2013–14 Professional U21 Development League

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The 2013–14 Professional U21 Development League (League 1 referred to as the Barclays Under 21 Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the second season of the Professional Development League system.

There were 42 participating teams in the 2013–14 Professional U21 Development Leagues; 22 in League 1, and 20 in League 2.

League 1 had a new format, with the three groups system being abandoned in favour of a single league system with the teams finishing in the top four positions qualifying for a playoff stage.

League 1[edit]

Barclays U21 Premier League
Season 2013–14
Champions Chelsea U21s

League stage[edit]

Each team played twenty one fixtures during this stage. Having played each other once, either home or away, the top four teams in the table progressed to the knockout stage to determine the overall winner.

Starting with the 2014–15 season, the U21 Premier League was divided into two divisions.[1] This means that the top 11 sides in the 2013–14 league stage qualify for the new Division 1, with the bottom 11 sides entering Division 2.

On 14 May, Chelsea defeated Manchester United in the final to claim the Under-21 Premier League title.[2][3][4]

National Division[edit]

Table[edit]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea U21s (Q) 21 13 5 3 49 26 +23 44 Qualification to Knockout Stage
2 Liverpool U21s (Q) 21 13 3 5 55 30 +25 42
3 Manchester United U21s (Q) 21 11 6 4 34 18 +16 39
4 Manchester City EDS (Q) 21 11 5 5 50 28 +22 38
5 Fulham U21s 21 11 5 5 38 30 +8 38
6 Leicester City U21s 21 11 4 6 37 30 +7 37
7 Southampton U21s 21 11 3 7 35 30 +5 36
8 Sunderland U21s 21 10 5 6 34 28 +6 35
9 West Ham United U21s 21 10 3 8 32 31 +1 33
10 Norwich City U21s 21 9 4 8 34 29 +5 31
11 Everton U21s 21 8 6 7 28 29 −1 30
12 Tottenham Hotspur U21s 21 8 4 9 40 43 −3 28
13 Bolton Wanderers U21s (R) 21 8 3 10 40 47 −7 27 Relegation to
2014–15 U21 Premier League
Division 2
14 Arsenal U21s (R) 21 7 5 9 34 39 −5 26
15 Aston Villa U21s (R) 21 8 2 11 35 43 −8 26
16 West Bromwich Albion U21s (R) 21 8 1 12 33 39 −6 25
17 Reading U21s (R) 21 7 3 11 34 40 −6 24
18 Stoke City U21s (R) 21 6 4 11 26 33 −7 22
19 Wolverhampton Wanderers U21s (R) 21 6 2 13 24 37 −13 20
20 Middlesbrough U21s (R) 21 6 2 13 26 40 −14 20
21 Newcastle United U21s (R) 21 4 5 12 35 54 −19 17
22 Blackburn Rovers U21s (R) 21 3 5 13 18 47 −29 14
Results[edit]
Home \ Away[1] ARS AST BLB BOL CHE EVE FUL LEI LIV MNC MNU MID NEW NOR REA SOT STO SUN TOT WBA WHU WOL
Arsenal U21s 4–2 1–2 0–4 2–4 4–3 1–1 0–0 1–5 1–0 5–3 2–1
Aston Villa U21s 4–2 2–4 3–5 3–4 6–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1
Blackburn Rovers U21s 0–3 1–2 0–6 0–2 0–2 2–1 0–5 2–1 1–1 2–2 3–3
Bolton Wanderers U21s 2–1 3–2 3–0 0–5 2–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–3
Chelsea U21s 1–0 5–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 2–4 4–2 3–3
Everton U21s 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–2
Fulham U21s 0–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 1–3 2–1 1–0 2–2 5–3 1–0 4–4
Leicester City U21s 1–0 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–1 4–1 0–1 2–1 2–3
Liverpool U21s 2–0 1–1 2–3 5–2 4–1 1–2 3–4 5–2 5–0 4–0
Manchester City EDS 3–0 4–0 3–0 1–2 0–2 4–1 1–2 1–0 6–2 3–1
Manchester United U21s 3–0 4–1 0–0 2–2 2–4 1–2 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–1
Middlesbrough U21s 3–1 0–2 1–3 3–4 4–3 0–3 3–1 1–2 0–1 0–2
Newcastle United U21s 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 4–1 2–4 4–5 3–1
Norwich City U21s 2–2 5–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–3 3–1 4–1 3–0 0–1
Reading U21s 2–1 4–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 4–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 2–4 3–4 0–2
Southampton U21s 3–1 2–2 1–4 3–0 1–2 3–2 1–1 0–3 1–0 3–0
Stoke City U21s 2–2 1–3 2–6 0–3 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 5–1 0–1
Sunderland U21s 3–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–2 1–2
Tottenham Hotspur U21s 2–0 2–5 0–0 1–1 6–3 0–1 4–1 1–2 4–2 5–2
West Bromwich Albion U21s 1–0 5–0 2–1 1–2 4–2 0–2 0–4 0–1 3–4 1–3 0–1
West Ham United U21s 3–0 0–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–3 0–3
Wolverhampton Wanderers U21s 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–3 0–1 4–0 2–1 0–2 3–1 0–2

Updated to games played on 27 April 2014.
Source: Soccerway PDL results
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Knockout stage[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

1 May 2014
19:15 BST
Chelsea U21 1 – 1 (a.e.t.) Manchester City EDS
Feruz Goal 14' Report Ntcham Goal 77'
  Penalties  
Brown Penalty scored
Christensen Penalty scored
Baker Penalty scored
Swift Penalty scored
Palmer Penalty missed
Loftus-Cheek Penalty scored
5 – 4 Tasende Penalty scored
Glendon Penalty scored
Fofana Penalty missed
Facey Penalty scored
Cole Penalty scored
Ntcham Penalty missed
City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
Attendance: 4,023
Referee: Paul Tierney

2 May 2014
19:45 BST
Liverpool U21 0 – 1 Manchester United U21
Report Pereira Goal 44'

Final[edit]

14 May 2014
19:15 BST
Chelsea U21 2 – 1 Manchester United U21
Musonda Goal 22'
Baker Goal 79'
Report Lawrence Goal 12'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 13,203
Referee: Paul Tierney

League 2[edit]

Professional U21 Development League 2
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Season 2013–14
Champions Crewe Alexandra U21s

League stage[edit]

Having played each other home and away, the top two teams from each division progressed to the knockout stage to determine the overall winner.

North Division[edit]

Table[edit]
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Qualification
1 Huddersfield Town U21s 18 13 3 2 41 21 +20 42 Knockout stage
2 Crewe Alexandra U21s 18 8 8 2 40 22 +18 32
3 Sheffield United U21s 18 9 5 4 30 23 +7 32
4 Birmingham City U21s 18 7 5 6 24 23 +1 26
5 Derby County U21s 18 7 4 7 26 24 +2 25
6 Leeds United U21s 18 5 8 5 25 29 −4 23
7 Barnsley U21s 18 5 5 8 29 33 −4 20
8 Nottingham Forest U21s 18 5 5 8 24 29 −5 20
9 Sheffield Wednesday U21s 18 3 6 9 25 42 −17 15
10 Coventry City U21s 18 1 5 12 20 37 −17 8
Results[edit]
Home \ Away[1] BAR BIR COV CRE DER HUD LEE NOT SHE SHW
Barnsley U21s 4–1 0–1 3–3 4–1 1–3 3–0 4–1 1–3 0–1
Birmingham City U21s 4–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–1
Coventry City U21s 2–2 1–2 1–4 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–2
Crewe Alexandra U21s 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–4 2–2 2–1 4–0 2–0
Derby County U21s 4–2 2–0 4–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–1
Huddersfield Town U21s 3–0 2–4 2–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–1 4–1
Leeds United U21s 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–2 5–2 1–1 3–3
Nottingham Forest U21s 0–1 3–0 2–0 0–4 1–2 0–0 2–2 0–0 3–0
Sheffield United U21s 1–1 3–0 2–1 0–5 2–0 2–1 4–1 1–1 4–0
Sheffield Wednesday U21s 3–1 1–1 3–2 3–3 0–0 1–4 2–2 2–3 1–2

Updated to games played on 7 April 2014.
Source: Futbol24 PDL2 results
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

South Division[edit]

Table[edit]
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Qualification
1 Cardiff City U21s 18 11 3 4 29 22 +7 36 Knockout stage
2 Queens Park Rangers U21s 18 9 4 5 33 26 +7 31
3 Crystal Palace U21s 18 9 3 6 37 25 +12 30
4 Bristol City U21s 18 7 6 5 34 23 +11 27
5 Millwall U21s 18 7 3 8 26 31 −5 24
6 Charlton Athletic U21s 18 5 8 5 25 25 0 23
7 Brighton & Hove Albion U21s 18 6 5 7 26 27 −1 23
8 Swansea City U21s 18 6 4 8 23 24 −1 22
9 Brentford U21s 18 5 3 10 25 40 −15 18
10 Ipswich Town U21s 18 3 5 10 18 33 −15 14
Results[edit]
Home \ Away[1] BRE B&H BRI CAR CHA CPA IPS MIL QPR SWA
Brentford U21s 2–1 2–1 2–0 4–2 1–2 1–4 2–0 1–2 0–0
Brighton & Hove Albion U21s 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 3–2 3–1 3–1 1–2 0–1
Bristol City U21s 2–1 5–2 2–2 4–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 3–1 0–1
Cardiff City U21s 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–0
Charlton Athletic U21s 6–3 0–0 1–1 5–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1
Crystal Palace U21s 6–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–2
Ipswich Town U21s 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–1
Millwall U21s 3–2 2–0 2–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 4–2 2–1
Queens Park Rangers U21s 4–0 1–2 1–1 3–2 1–0 3–4 2–0 3–1 2–1
Swansea City U21s 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–0 1–1

Updated to games played on 7 April 2014.
Source: Futbol24 PDL2 results
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Knockout stage[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

April 23
19:00
Huddersfield Town U21 2 – 3 Queens Park Rangers U21
Bunn Goal 17'
Charles Goal 90'
Report Johnson Goal 6'45'
Mitchell Goal 38'
John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
Referee: Duncan Street

April 23
19:00
Cardiff City U21 0 – 4 Crewe Alexandra U21
Report Leitch-Smith Goal 26'
Clayton Goal 40'
Baillie Goal 80'
Melling Goal 90'
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 628
Referee: Timothy Wood

Final[edit]

April 30
19:00
Queens Park Rangers U21 0 – 1 Crewe Alexandra U21
Report Clayton Goal 46'
Loftus Road, London
Attendance: 1,942
Referee: Adam Crysell

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays U21: New format for next season". Premier League official website. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Man United U21 1-2 Chelsea U21: Lewis Baker bags winner to hand Dermot Drummy's side Premier League title". 15 May 2014work=Daily Mail. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lewis Baker earns Chelsea victory at Manchester United in Under-21 final". 15 May 2014work=Guardian. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Manchester United 1-2 Chelsea". 15 May 2014work=Goal.com. Retrieved 15 May 2014.