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Barclays U21 Premier League: Fulham Lead The Way But Man City and Chelsea Chasing Close Behind

Devante Cole has been in ripe scoring form for City lately.

Devante Cole has been in ripe scoring form for City lately.

Manchester City celebrated their tenth consecutive win to move up to third in the Barclays U21 Premier League.

They came from a goal behind to beat Reading yesterday afternoon with goals from Devante Cole and Marcos Lopes.

The winning run shows similarities to that of their under-18 side, who are currently on a 11-match winning streak stretching back to 19th October 2013.

The under-21 side have won all games across all competitions since 1st November 2013.

Earlier this weekend, Chelsea beat leaders Fulham to provide an interesting competition at the top of the league.

The victory leaves Chelsea equal on points with City, with both sides trailing the leaders by just two points.

Alex Kiwomya’s cross was converted by John Swift to net the opener for the Blues before Lewis Baker came up with an inventive individual effort from range to double the lead.

Cauley Woodrow grabbed a consolation strike from the spot but Dermot Drummy’s side held out for all three points at Motspur Park.

Drummy told Chelsea’s official club website: “Fulham produced a very good performance in the second half. We don’t often have situations where we have to defend to the hilt but sometimes you’ve got to go away from home and do that.

“We should have beaten Arsenal last week so we were all disappointed with that defeat, but to come back and win against a team previously unbeaten all season is a great achievement.”

Full results:

Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur, Everton 2-2 Sunderland, Manchester United 2-1 West Ham United, Newcastle United 0-2 Leicester City, Reading 1-2 Manchester City, Fulham 1-2 Chelsea, Arsenal 0-0 Southampton, West Brom 0-1 Middlesbrough.

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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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