Barclays U21 Premier League 2016: Monday Results, Updated Table, Latest Schedule

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2016

LURGAN, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 18:  Sam Byrne of Everton during the Glenavon v Everton U-21 friendly game at Mourneview Park on July 18, 2015 in Lurgan, Northern Ireland.  (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
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Second-placed Manchester United could not close the gap to leaders Sunderland in the U21 Premier League Division One as they lost 2-0 to Everton on Monday. 

Goals either side of half-time from Mason Holgate and Calum Dyson sealed the three points for the Toffees and moved them up into third in the league standings.

Elsewhere, Division Two leaders Derby County drew 1-1 with West Ham United, while Brighton & Hove Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers played out a 0-0 stalemate.

Here are the final scores from Monday's U21 fixtures:

U21 Premier League: Monday Results
Everton2-0Manchester United
Derby County1-1West Ham United
Brighton & Hove Albion0-0Wolverhampton Wanderers

Here's what the table looks like following the results:

U21 Premier League Standings
Division 1
1.Sunderland U211492325:929
2.Manchester United U211181225:1125
3.Everton U211355320:1720
4.Tottenham U211554632:3319
5.Manchester City U211153322:1718
6.Reading U211453624:2718
7.Chelsea U211143419:2015
8.Liverpool U211343616:2015
9.Southampton U211242620:2714
10.Middlesbrough U211134418:1513
11.Norwich U211333718:2412
12.Leicester U211223716:359
Division 2
1.Derby U211592432:1929
2.Aston Villa U211684419:2028
3.Arsenal U211383225:1427
4.West Brom U211466217:1124
5.West Ham U211673627:2624
6.Stoke City U211671817:1822
7.Swansea U211252518:1217
8.Blackburn U211252518:1817
9.Newcastle Utd U211545622:2617
10.Fulham U211352615:1917
11.Wolves U2115231015:259
12.Brighton U21151598:258

And here are the upcoming fixtures:

U21 Premier League: Upcoming Schedule
DateTime (GMT)Fixture
Feb. 51 p.m.Arsenal vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
Feb. 57 p.m.Fulham vs. West Bromwich Albion
Feb. 72 p.m.Liverpool vs. Manchester City
Feb. 73 p.m.Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Derby County


Monday Recap 

Weather forced a late change in venue as Monday's Division One match was moved to Everton's Finch Farm complex and was played behind closed doors, per the hosts:

Both clubs provided details of their respective starting lineups ahead of kick-off:

The Toffees started much the brighter in blustery conditions and were rewarded just after the half-hour when Holgate headed Everton ahead from Kieran Dowell's excellent cross.

The Red Devils were positive in response and Joe Riley fired over the bar as he looked for the equaliser ahead of half-time.

Devonte Redmond then rippled the side-netting after an Adnan Januzaj corner, but United were still trailing when the break came.

The visitors knew they could close the gap at the top of Division One to a single point with a victory, and they started the second half on the front foot, looking to get themselves back into the game.

However, they failed to find an opening and Dyson put the game to bed 10 minutes from time as he nodded home at the far post from Sam Byrne's delivery.

The Red Devils could find no way back in and they fell to just their second defeat of the season following a feisty affair, per United:

Everton have now gone five games unbeaten in the league and face Chelsea next up, while United will look to bounce back when they visit Norwich City on Feb. 8.

At St George's Park the goalscoring action all came in the second half as Derby's Shaquille McDonald headed a late equaliser to force a point following Luka Belic's opener.


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