Saturday 02 March 2013

Barclays U21s: Man Utd go third after draw

West Ham and Man Utd in goalless stalemate, while Fulham beat Chelsea

  • West Ham's Elliott Lee tries to get through the Man Utd defence (WHUFC.com)

  • Fulham and Chelsea in action at Craven Cottage (PA Photos)

West Ham United and Manchester United fought out a goalless draw at the Boleyn Ground in their Elite Group match in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League.

That there were no goals was not through want of trying from either side. Having conceded two late goals against Wolverhampton Wanderers this week West Ham would have been relieved not to have let Manchester United repeat their late heroics against Liverpool in their previous match.

The point moved Manchester United to third, above Southampton on goal difference and a point behind Liverpool. The two sides meet again at Altrincham on Wednesday.

For match details and teams, click on the club links below.

West Ham report | Man Utd report

In Group 1, Fulham secured their second win in less than a week when Lasse Vigen Christensen’s goal was enough to beat Chelsea at Craven Cottage.

Fulham manager Kit Symons played Simon Davies and Eyong Enoh as his overage players and was pleased with the win. “We played particularly well in the first half and created a lot of chances throughout,” Symons said. “The second half was a little sloppy.

“We had Simon in there tonight, and it was great for the boys to play alongside someone like that – someone that has so much enthusiasm for the game. His professionalism stands for everyone to see.”

Fulham report | Chelsea report

Arsenal can move off the bottom of the Elite Group when they face West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon.

Barclays Under-21 Premier League results

Friday 1 March
Elite Group

West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

Group 1
Fulham (Christensen) 1-0 Chelsea   

Barclays Under-21 Premier League fixtures                           

Sunday 3 March
Elite Group

West Brom v Arsenal, 2pm, The Hawthorns

Group 1
Reading v Man City, 1pm, Madejski Stadium

Monday 4 March

Elite Group
Southampton v Liverpool, St Mary's Stadium, 7pm
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur, AFC Telford United, 7pm

Group 1
Everton v Blackburn Rovers, Southport FC, 7pm
Middlesbrough v Aston Villa, Riverside Stadium, 7pm

Group 2
Norwich City v Stoke City, Colney Training Centre, 1pm
Bolton Wanderers v Crystal Palace, Lancashire FA, 7pm

Download full fixture list here  | For full results click here

To view the league tables after the qualificaton stage, click here

You can follow developments on Twitter with the Premier League's account @premierleague or via the hashtag #BU21PL

Key Points

  • West Ham and Man Utd draw 0-0 in Barclays Under-21 Premier League
  • Point sends Manchester United third in Elite Group
  • Fulham beat Chelsea 1-0 at Craven Cottage in Group 1

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