2007–08 Premier Academy League

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Premier Academy League
Season 2007–08
Champions Aston Villa (1st title)
Relegated Millwall
Goals scored 1866
Average goals/game 3.23
Biggest home win Arsenal 6-0 Cardiff City, Newcastle United 6-0 Barnsley, Tottenham Hotspur 6-0 Southampton
Biggest away win Watford 0-7 Manchester City
Highest scoring Leicester City 3-5 Tottenham Hotspur, Watford 1-7 Arsenal
Longest winning run 10, Tottenham Hotspur
Longest unbeaten run 15, Sunderland
Longest losing run 7, Barnsley

The 2007–08 Premier Academy League season is the tenth since its establishment, and the fourth under the current name and make-up. Aston Villa were crowned the 2007–08 Premier Academy League Champions after beating Manchester City 2–0 in the Play-off Final, with goals from James Collins and Chris Herd.

Structure[edit]

Group A[edit]

Norwich City, Southampton and West Ham United play 20 group fixtures each, twice against all of the other teams in Group A. They also play 8 inter-group fixtures, against teams from Group B, C and D. The remaining 8 teams in the group, play 21 group fixtures - which means a single fixture in the group will be the third meeting between the teams in the season - and 7 inter-group games. Thus producing 28 games a season for all 11 teams.

Groups B, C and D[edit]

All teams play each other in the group twice, producing 18 games. They also play 10 inter-group fixtures.

Final league tables[edit]

Academy Group A[edit]

Pos
Club
Pld
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Arsenal U18s (C)
28
17
5
6
74
31
+43
56
2
West Ham United U18s
28
16
3
9
63
38
+25
51
3
Fulham U18s
28
14
7
7
39
28
+11
49
4
Portsmouth U18s
28
15
4
9
44
44
0
49
5
Crystal Palace U18s
28
14
5
9
59
41
+18
47
6
Southampton U18s
28
13
4
11
43
52
-9
43
7
Chelsea U18s
28
11
6
11
58
52
+6
39
8
Charlton Athletic U18s
28
9
8
11
47
51
-4
35
9
Ipswich Town U18s
28
9
5
14
39
53
-14
32
10
Norwich City U18s
28
6
9
13
45
56
-11
27
11
Millwall U18s (R)
28
4
6
18
30
64
-34
18

Academy Group B[edit]

Pos
Club
Pld
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Aston Villa U18s (C)
28
22
2
4
84
33
+51
68
2
Tottenham Hotspur U18s
28
18
5
5
69
35
+34
59
3
Leicester City U18s
28
18
4
6
70
41
+29
58
4
Reading U18s
28
13
5
10
40
42
-2
44
5
Bristol City U18s
28
11
5
12
50
51
-1
38
6
Milton Keynes Dons U18s
28
9
2
17
33
54
-21
29
7
Watford U18s
28
7
6
15
30
54
-24
27
8
Birmingham City U18s
28
5
8
14
31
54
-23
23
9
Coventry City U18s
28
4
6
18
31
58
-27
18
10
Cardiff City U18s
28
3
7
18
30
68
-38
16

Academy Group C[edit]

Pos
Club
Pld
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Manchester City U18s (C)
28
21
4
3
75
22
+53
67
2
Everton U18s
28
17
7
4
56
24
+32
58
3
Manchester United U18s
28
14
6
8
47
44
+3
48
4
Crewe Alexandra U18s
28
14
6
8
50
51
-1
48
5
Liverpool U18s
28
11
10
7
49
34
+15
43
6
Blackburn Rovers U18s
28
10
5
13
36
40
-2
35
7
West Bromwich Albion U18s
28
8
7
13
44
66
-22
31
8
Wolverhampton Wanderers U18s
28
7
8
13
29
37
-8
29
9
Bolton Wanderers U18s
28
6
9
13
42
47
-5
27
10
Stoke City U18s
28
6
7
15
28
42
-14
25

Academy Group D[edit]

Pos
Club
Pld
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Sunderland U18s (C)
28
20
3
5
68
31
+37
63
2
Nottingham Forest U18s
28
16
5
7
58
42
+16
53
3
Leeds United U18s
28
13
6
9
53
38
+15
45
4
Middlesbrough U18s
28
11
9
8
39
37
+2
42
5
Sheffield United U18s
28
10
6
12
33
34
-1
36
6
Huddersfield Town U18s
28
9
7
12
30
42
-12
34
7
Derby County U18s
28
10
2
16
26
53
-27
32
8
Newcastle United U18s
28
7
6
15
41
49
-8
27
9
Sheffield Wednesday U18s
28
5
7
16
24
53
-29
22
10
Barnsley U18s
28
3
4
21
20
73
-53
13

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; R = Relegated

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

26 April 2008
13:00
Aston Villa 1 – 0 Arsenal
Nathan Delfouneso Goal 47' (Report)
Villa Park, Birmingham
Referee: K. Hayward


Final[edit]

4 May 2008
12:00
Aston Villa 2 – 0 Manchester City
James Collins Goal 23'
Chris Herd Goal 34'
(Report)
Villa Park, Birmingham
Referee: G. Muge

See also[edit]

External links[edit]