Monday 17 September 2012

Barclays U21 Premier League: West Brom held

Yassine El Ghanassy scores his first goal but not enough to beat West Ham at The Hawthorns

  • Yassine El Ghanassy struck his first goal for West Bromwich Albion in the fifth minute

Yassine El Ghanassy scored his first goal for West Bromwich Albion but it was not enough for the home side who were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham United in their Group 1 match in the Barclays U21 Premier League.

The 22-year-old Belgian winger, brought on loan from Gent during the summer transfer window, put West Brom ahead in the fifth minute at The Hawthorns, but the lead lasted just three minutes as Robert Hall equalised for West Ham.

Another West Brom summer signing, Markus Rosenberg, also made his first start for the club and had a chance to make his mark but struck a shot at Raphael Spiegel in the West Ham goal.

Despite having further chances, the home side were unable to regain the lead and the two sides shared the points.

West Ham lie third with seven points after four games and West Brom remain fifth with five points.

Full report here

Barclays U21 Premier League results and fixtures

Friday, September 14th

GROUP 1
Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Bolton Wanderers, Ewood Park
Reading 1-1 Everton, Hogwood Park

GROUP 2
Newcastle United 0-1 Southampton, Northumberland FA

GROUP 3
Chelsea 1-4 Liverpool, Brentford FC

Sunday, September 16th

GROUP 1
West Bromwich Albion 1-1 West Ham United, The Hawthorns (2pm)

Monday, September 17th

GROUP 1
Arsenal v Norwich City, Barnet FC (7pm) Tickets: Free Directions

GROUP 2
Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City, TBC, 12pm

GROUP 3
Fulham v Middlesbrough, Motspur Park (7pm) Directions
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace , AFC Telford United (7pm) (More information here)

Tuesday, September 18th

GROUP 2
Newcastle United v Sunderland, Sports Direct Arena (7pm) Ticket info to come

For all Barclays U21 Premier League news, results and tables click here

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

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Key Points

  • Loan signing from Gent Yassine El Ghanassy scores his first goal for West Brom
  • Lead last just three minutes as West Ham equalise through Robert Hall
  • Markus Rosenberg also makes first start but cannot score at The Hawthorns