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Arsenal and West Brom Will Kick Off Barclays U21 Second Phase

The FA Premier League have released details of the next stage of the inaugural Barclays U21 Premier League, which sees Arsenal and West Brom kick off proceedings on Wednesday evening.

As was the case with the first phase played before Christmas, the twenty-two teams have been divided up into three groups – the Elite Group, Group One and Group Two – based on their performance before the holidays.

The top eight sides progressed into the Elite Group whilst one third-placed side and all the fourth and fifth positions go into Group One. Group Two is occupied by those finishing sixth or below.

The table below then explains the next stages en route to the final. (Diagram provided by the Premier League)



As you’d suspect, all group fixtures will take place home and away. All knockout matches will take place in May, with dates to be confirmed.


Elite Group

West Ham United


West Bromwich Albion

Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United



Wolverhampton Wanderers

Group One


Blackburn Rovers

Aston Villa





Group Two

Norwich City


Bolton Wanderers

Newcastle United

Stoke City

Manchester City

Crystal Palace

A full list of fixtures can be seen here.


About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.


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