Under-21 Premier League round-up - Chelsea open lead, Newcastle United go goal crazy

Chelsea stretched open a lead at the top of division one while Arsenal and Manchester United dropped their first points.

Another round of the under-21 Premier League has been and gone with some interesting results for fans to mull over.

Chelsea have maintained their perfect start to the competition this season but Arsenal and Manchester United dropped their first points of the league campaign.

Here’s a round up of the action over the past week.

Thursday August 21

Arsenal hosted Derby in a game they would have been hoping to cash in on. However, the visitors dug in and made it difficult for the Gunners to get time on the ball securing a 1-1 draw.

Friday August 22

The pick of the games last Friday was Manchester United’s trip to Liverpool. United dug in against a very talented Liverpool team and got a point thanks to Tom Lawrence.

Southampton also played last Friday securing a 2-1 win away at Wolves.

Sunday August 24

Chelsea’s home game against Norwich City was brought forward but that didn’t affect the Blues as they strolled to a 3-1 win thanks to goals from Jeremie Boga, Dominic Solanke and an own goal from Norwich.

Monday August 25

There were three games on Monday this week with Fulham edging out Everton 2-1 at home, Blackburn hosting Aston Villa in a 1-1 draw and Newcastle producing an impressive 5-2 win at home against Reading.

Tuesday August 26

Tuesday presented Manchester City’s youngsters with the chance to get more points on the board but they could only manage a single point, as Sunderland battled well for a 1-1 draw.

Middlesbrough hosted Brighton in the other fixture on Tuesday, winning the game 2-1.

Wednesday August 27

Wolves against Bolton was the only listed match yesterday with the hosts winning 1-0 to improve their league position.


Chelsea now have a two point lead at the top of division one with Manchester United, Fulham, Southampton and Liverpool all on four points. Norwich City, West Ham United and Leicester are all still to get off the mark.

Four teams share the lead in division two with Newcastle, Blackburn, Derby and Arsenal all on four points. Reading are bottom of the table though Brighton are also yet to register a point.

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