2013–14 Under-21 Premier League Cup

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2013-14 Barclays Under-21 Premier League Cup
Country  England
 Wales
Teams 52
Champions Reading
Runners-up Manchester City
Matches played 52
Goals scored 179 (3.44 per match)

The 2013-14 Under-21 Premier League Cup (known as the Barclays Under-21 Premier League Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the first edition of the U21 Premier League Cup.[1]

Fifty two teams entered the competition - with sixteen Category 3 EPPP teams entered in the 1st Qualifying Round, seventeen Category 2 teams entered in the 2nd Qualifying Round, and the remaining nineteen Category 1 teams entered in the Round of 32. Teams were allowed to field up to four over-age players in matches – three outfield and one goalkeeper.

Participants[edit]

Matches[edit]

First Qualifying Round[edit]

This round commences the week beginning 23 September 2013. Only the sixteen Category 3 rated academies competed in this round.[2][3]

Second Qualifying Round[edit]

This round commenced the week beginning 21 October 2013. The eight First Qualifying Round winners were joined in this round by sixteen of the seventeen Category 2 rated academies - Nottingham Forest drew a bye to the Round of 32.

† – After extra time

Round of 32[edit]

This round begins the week beginning 18 November 2013. The nineteen Category 1 sides were joined in this round by the twelve Second Qualifying round winners and Nottingham Forest, who drew a bye to this round.[4] Birmingham City withdrew from the competition after fielding an ineligible player. Newcastle United progressed to the Round of 16 instead.[5]

† – After extra time.

Round of 16[edit]

This round commenced the week beginning 16 December 2013. The sixteen Round of 32 winners entered this round.[6]

Quarter-finals[edit]

This round commenced the week beginning 27 January 2014. The eight Round of 16 winners entered this round.[7]

† – After extra time.

Semi-finals[edit]

This round commenced the week beginning 24 February 2014. The four Quarter-final winners entered this round.

Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

10 Apr 2014
19:00 BST
Manchester City 3 – 2 Reading
Devante Cole Goal 39'90'
Marcos Lopes Goal 65' (pen.)
Report Gozie Ugwu Goal 13'
Craig Tanner Goal 31'
Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 4,873
Referee: Lee Mason
Manchester City
Reading

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Republic of Ireland GK Ian Lawlor
2 England DF Adam Drury
3 England DF Greg Leigh Substituted off 70'
4 England DF Shay Facey
5 Belgium DF Jason Denayer
6 England MF George Glendon Substituted off 54'
7 Austria MF Sinan Bytyqi
8 France MF Olivier Ntcham
9 England FW Jordy Hiwula
10 Portugal FW Marcos Lopes
11 England FW Devante Cole
Sub England DF Ellis Plummer
Sub Wales GK Billy O'Brien
Sub Belgium DF Mathias Bossaerts
Sub Spain DF Jose Tasende Substituted in 70'
Sub France MF Seko Fofana Substituted in 54'
No. Position Player
1 England GK Daniel Lincoln
2 England DF Niall Keown
3 Republic of Ireland DF Shane Griffin
4 England MF Aaron Tshibola
5 England DF Jake Cooper Red card 64'
6 Republic of Ireland DF Pierce Sweeney
7 England MF Jack Stacey
8 England MF Aaron Kuhl
9 England FW Gozie Ugwu
10 England FW Craig Tanner
11 England MF Tarique Fosu-Henry
Sub Republic of Ireland DF Sean Long
Sub England GK Lewis Ward
Sub Zimbabwe MF Shepherd Murombedzi
Sub Republic of Ireland MF Liam Kelly
Sub Scotland FW Harry Cardwell

Second leg[edit]

19 Apr 2014
15:00 BST
Reading 2 – 0 Manchester City
Fosu Goal 72'
Jack Stacey Goal 74'
Report
Madjeski Stadium
Attendance: 3,034
Referee: Kevin Friend
Reading
Manchester City

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Daniel Lincoln
2 Republic of Ireland DF Sean Long Substituted off 68'
3 Republic of Ireland DF Shane Griffin
4 England DF Niall Keown
5 England DF Jake Cooper
6 Republic of Ireland DF Pierce Sweeney
7 England MF Aaron Tshibola
8 England MF Jack Stacey
9 Republic of Ireland MF Liam Kelly
10 England FW Craig Tanner
11 England FW Gozie Ugwu
Sub England GK Lewis Ward
Sub Zimbabwe MF Shepherd Murombedzi
Sub Iceland MF Sammi Fridjonsson
Sub Scotland FW Harry Cardwell
Sub England MF Tarique Fosu Substituted in 68'
No. Position Player
1 Republic of Ireland GK Ian Lawlor
2 England DF Adam Drury Substituted off 75'
3 England DF Shay Facey
4 Belgium DF Jason Denayer
5 England DF Greg Leigh
6 England MF George Glendon
7 France MF Seko Fofana
8 France MF Olivier Ntcham
9 Portugal FW Marcos Lopes
10 England FW Devante Cole
11 England FW Jordy Hiwula
Sub Austria MF Sinan Bytyqi Substituted in 75'
Sub England DF Ellis Plummer
Sub Wales GK Billy O'Brien
Sub England MF Kean Bryan
Sub

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roddy: Under-21 PL Cup will sharpen competitive edge". PremierLeague.com. 8 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Premier League launches Under-21 Premier League Cup". PremierLeague.com. 8 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Under-21 Premier League Cup: Derbies emerge in draw". PremierLeague.com. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Under-21 Premier League Cup: Tough ties for Arsenal and Fulham". PremierLeague.com. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Blues withdraw from U21 Cup". bcfc.com. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Under-21 Cup: London derby pick of the draw". PremierLeague.com. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "U21 Cup: Man City go to Newcastle, Chelsea await London derby". PremierLeague.com. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 

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