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Barclays U21s: West Brom seal Elite spot

A review of the weekend's action in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League

Adil Nabi's goal helped West Bromwich Albion to a crucial victory

West Bromwich Albion sealed their place in the Elite Group Stage of the Barclays Under-21 Premier League with a 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers.

The hosts knew that victory would ensure they would reach the Elite Group Stage via automatic qualification, but hey had to come from behind to get the three points after Adam Blakeman's opener for Bolton.

Albion were helped back into the match by Ben Hampson's own goal and they went ahead after Adil Nabi curled in a wonderful shot on 26 minutes. The visitors held on and guaranteed qualification to the Elite Group stage.

Barclays U21 Premier League results

Group 1
West Ham 0-1 Blackburn Rovers

Sunday, 2 December

Group 1
Everton 2-1 Norwich City
Reading 2-2 Arsenal

Group 2
Newcastle United 2-3 Aston Villa

Monday, 3 December

Group 1
West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Bolton Wanderers

Group 2
Southampton 1-1 Manchester United
Sunderland 4-1 Stoke City

Group 3

Fulham 1-2 Liverpool
Middlesbrough 2-3 Chelsea
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Manchester City

For all the fixtures and the latest league tables, click here

Key Points

  • West Bromwich Albion sealed their place in the Elite Group Stage with a 2-1 win against Bolton Wanderers
  • Liverpool remain unbeaten this season after a 2-1 success at Fulham
  • Sunderland hit four against Stoke City in Group 3