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2013–14 Professional U21 Development League

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 1Edit

Barclays U21 Premier League
Season2013–14
ChampionsChelsea U21s

League stageEdit

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] The top 8 teams in the final standings of the league stage qualified for the inaugural 2014–15 edition of the Premier League International Cup.[5]

National DivisionEdit

TableEdit
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 for 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
Source:[citation needed]
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
ResultsEdit
Home \ Away 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 match(es) played on 27 April 2014. Source: Soccerway PDL results
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Knockout stageEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Chelsea U211–1 (a.e.t.)Manchester City EDS
Feruz   14' Report Ntcham   77'
Penalties
Brown  
Christensen  
Baker  
Swift  
Palmer  
Loftus-Cheek  
5–4 Angeliño  
Glendon  
Fofana  
Facey  
Cole  
Ntcham  
Attendance: 4,023
Referee: Paul Tierney

Liverpool U210–1Manchester United U21
Report Pereira   44'

FinalEdit

Chelsea U212–1Manchester United U21
Musonda   22'
Baker   79'
Report Lawrence   12'
Attendance: 13,203
Referee: Paul Tierney

League 2Edit

Professional U21 Development League 2
 
Season2013–14
ChampionsCrewe Alexandra U21s

League stageEdit

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 DivisionEdit

TableEdit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA 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
ResultsEdit
Home \ Away 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 match(es) played on 7 April 2014. Source: Futbol24 PDL2 results
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

South DivisionEdit

TableEdit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA 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
ResultsEdit
Home \ Away BRE B&HA 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 match(es) played on 7 April 2014. Source: Futbol24 PDL2 results
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Knockout stageEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Huddersfield Town U212–3Queens Park Rangers U21
Bunn   17'
Charles   90'
Report Johnson   6'45'
Mitchell   38'
Referee: Duncan Street

Cardiff City U210–4Crewe Alexandra U21
Report Leitch-Smith   26'
Clayton   40'
Baillie   80'
Melling   90'
Attendance: 628
Referee: Timothy Wood

FinalEdit

Queens Park Rangers U210–1Crewe Alexandra U21
Report Clayton   46'
Attendance: 1,942
Referee: Adam Crysell

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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". Daily Mail. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Lewis Baker earns Chelsea victory at Manchester United in Under-21 final". Guardian. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Manchester United 1-2 Chelsea". Goal.com. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2716105/Premier-League-announce-new-European-cup-competition-U21-sides.html