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Wednesday 06 March 2013

Barclays U21s: Newcastle stymied by Lopes penalty

Fulham beat Blackburn in Group 1, while Newcastle are held 1-1 by Manchester City

  • Newcastle and Manchester City played out a 1-1 draw

There were two matches in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League yesterday with most fixtures taking place on Monday.

Blackburn Rovers 1-3 Fulham

A third successive win lifted Fulham to second in Group 1 as they eased past 10-man Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

Chris David, who was bought from Twente in January, opened the scoring for the visiting side within five minutes of the start and it was doubled before half-time by Omri Altman's header.

Blackburn's hopes of a second-half recovery were dealt a blow when Nuno Gomes was sent off for a second booking. They did pull a goal back through Micah Evans on 63 minutes but Fulham sealed the points with Alex Smith's strike in stoppage time.

Fulham report | Blackburn report

Newcastle United 1-1 Man City

Newcastle United were pegged back by a late penalty as they drew 1-1 at home to Manchester City.

Steven Logan’s stunning strike, his first in the competition, was cancelled out by Marcos Lopes’ spot-kick nine minutes from time in the Group 2 tie. The penalty was won by Devante Cole, the son of former Newcastle and City striker Andrew.

The match was watched by Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and several of his staff and first-team squad despite landing from their UEFA Europa League trip to Moscow several hours earlier.

Newcastle report | Man City report

Barclays Under-21 Premier League results               

Friday 8 March

Group 1
Blackburn Rovers (Evans) 1-3 Fulham (David, Altman, Smith)
Group 2
Newcastle United (Logan) 1-1 Manchester City (Lopes pen)

Barclays Under-21 Premier League fixtures

11 March
Elite Group

Tottenham v West Brom, 1pm, THFC Training Ground
Liverpool v West Ham, 2pm, LFC Academy
Arsenal v Southampton, 7pm, Barnet FC
Man Utd v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 7pm, Altrincham FC

Group 1
Chelsea v Everton, 2:30pm, Cobham Training Ground
Sunderland v Middlesbrough, 7pm, Stadium of Light

Group 2
Crystal Palace v Norwich City, 7pm, Tooting and Mitcham FC
Newcastle United v Bolton Wanderers, 7pm, Northumberland FA
Stoke City v Reading, 7pm, Nantwich Town FC

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

  • Fulham go second in Group 1 after beating Blackburn 3-1 at Ewood Park
  • Newcastle held 1-1 by Manchester City in Group 2 tie
  • Remaining matches taking place on Monday

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