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Match Report: Crystal Palace U18s put topsy-turvy season behind them with convincing 3-0 win over Hull City U18s

Palace U18s

Crystal Palace U18s have had a productive, but somewhat topsy-turvy season, but a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Hull City saw them put in their best performance of the campaign. The young Eagles sit third in the Professional Development U18 League 2 South with no prospect of gaining ground on leaders Charlton or second placed Coventry City, but goals from James ... Read More »

Brentford B 3 Manchester United U23 2: Nicky Butt loses first game in charge following Warren Joyce departure

Nicky Butt

Nicky Butt’s first game as Manchester United U23s interim manager ended in defeat as Chris Mepham’s brace led Brentford B’s to victory in front of over 1,000 at Griffin Park. Mepham, who celebrated his 19th birthday on Saturday, scored a first-half wonder strike in the Griffin Park friendly as United went down 2-0 inside the first 25 minutes after Herson Alves ... Read More »

Premier League 2 Round-Up: Southampton top table in opening weekend

Manchester United celebrate Demi MItchell's stunning lob | Photo: Joel Goodman/MEN

The opening weekend of the Premier League 2 had plenty of goals and a plethora of talent. The new format, teams becoming under-23 rather than under-21, in hope of giving young players stronger opposition earlier led to many more “senior” players being seen in action. There were stunning goals from both Demitri Mitchell for Manchester United and Jake Hesketh for ... Read More »

U18 Premier League Round-Up: Derby and Norwich top in opening weekend

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As the Premier League returned on Saturday, so did the under-18 companion of the world’s most popular league. Manchester City are looking to defend their title but will face a challenge from Chelsea’s ever-impressive side as well as many others. Format Reminder The U18 Premier League consists of two divisions, North and South. Both divisions have 12 teams each, meaning six ... Read More »

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