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Friday 17 May 2013

Barclays U21s: Honours even ahead of final

Man Utd and Spurs have beaten each other twice in Barclays U21 Premier League this season

Spurs' Jonathan Obika has four goals against United this season

The inaugural final of the Barclays Under-21 Premier League will take place on Monday evening at Old Trafford with Manchester United taking on Tottenham Hotspur.

United reached the final after beating Liverpool 3-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday, while Spurs beat Everton 3-2 at White Hart Lane a day earlier.

How to attend the match

Entrance to the match will be available on the night at Old Trafford. Tickets will be priced at £5 (adults) and £2 (concessions) and entry bought via cash turnstiles at entrance E30 at Old Trafford.

Road to the final

Manchester United
Played
26; Won 12; Drawn 9; Lost 5; Goals for: 36; Goals against: 26.
Phase 1: 2nd (Group 2); Phase 2: 2nd (Elite Group)
Final stage semi-final: 3-0 v Liverpool (H)

Tottenham Hotspur
Played
 26; Won 16; Drawn 5Lost 5; Goals for: 77; Goals against: 37.
Phase 1: 1st (Group 2); Phase 2: 1st (Elite Group)
Final stage semi-final: 3-2 v Everton (H)

Head-to-head

Played 4; Man Utd wins 2; Spurs wins 2; Man Utd goals 6; Spurs goals 8

Group 2
29 August
Man Utd 2-1 Spurs (read more)
27 October Spurs 4-2 Man Utd (read more)

Elite Group
15 February
Spurs 3-1 Man Utd (read more)
15 April Man Utd 1-0 Spurs (read more)

Team stats

Manchester United
46 players included on U21 teamsheets  23 (50%) English/British
44 of which made a playing appearance  23 (52%) English/British

Tottenham Hotspur
50 players included on U21 teamsheets – 39 (78%) English/British
43 of which made a playing appearance – 33 (77%) English/British

*Please note that English/British refers to those players registered in the Premier League's football administration system as either English or British only and does not include the other home nations.

Player stats

Player
Club
Starts
Sub
Non-play sub
Goals
Cristian Ceballos Tottenham
20
1
0
12
Nabil Bentaleb Tottenham 10 3 1 4
Jonathan Obika Tottenham 16 0 0 17
Grant Hall Tottenham 18 0 0 0
Adnan Januzaj Man Utd 17 1 1 1
Tom Thorpe Man Utd 24 0 1 2
Jesse Lingard Man Utd 10 1 0 4
Larnell Cole Man Utd 25 0 1 5

For more on the Manchester United Under-21 team, click here 

For more on the Tottenham Hotspur Under-21 team, click here

Barclays Under-21 Premier League final

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur, 20 May, 7pm, Old Trafford

Download full fixture list here  | For full results click here

To view this season's league tables, click here

You can follow developments in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League on Twitter with the Premier League's account @premierleague or via the hashtag #BU21PL

Key Points

  • Manchester United will play Spurs in the final of Barclays U21 Premier League
  • Final will take place at Old Trafford on 20 May, 7pm, with tickets £5 and £2
  • The two teams have met four times this season with each side winning twice

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