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2019-20 Premier League 2 (Division Two)

FULHAM : Premier League 2

NEWCASTLE UNITED : Premier League 2

READING : Premier League 2

Anang

Ngakia

Longelo (Rosa)

Coventry

Johnson

Alese

Kemp

Lewis (Akande)

Afolayan

Powell

Holland (Dju)

Whitley Park

2 - 1 (Powell, McEntee [og])

17 August 2019

NORWICH CITY : Premier League 2

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION :  PL International Cup

 

FULHAM : Premier League 2

Motspur Park

3 - 3 (Diallo, Kemp, Powell

6 December 2019

Anang

Rosa (Caiger)

Longelo

Coventry

Cardoso

Ngakia

Kemp

Lewis

Scully

Powell

Diallo (Chesters)

NEWCASTLE UNITED : Premier League 2

READING : Premier League 2

Chigwell Construction Stadium

Afolayan, Kemp, Lewis

9 August 2019

Anang

Ngakia

Longelo

Coventry

Johnson

Alese

Kemp (Scully)

Lewis

Afolayan (Adarkwa)

Powell

Holland (Dju)

West Ham United Under-23s kicked off their Premier League 2 Division 2 campaign with a resounding 3-0 victory against Fulham U23 at the Chigwell Construction Stadium. In a match packed with West Ham chances, goals from Dan Kemp, Alfie Lewis and Oladapo Afolayan secured a winning start to the campaign for Dimitri Halajko's men.

 

West Ham United U23s continued their unbeaten start to the season beating Newcastle U23s 2-1 at Whitley Park.

The Hammers went behind early but battled back to take the lead before half-time thanks to a Joe Powell volley and an own goal from Newcastle defender Oisin McEntee.

Despite Newcastle pressure in the second-half the home side couldn't find away past Joseph Anang and the Hammers claimed all three points.

 

 

Chigwell Construction Stadium

3 - 0 ( Kemp, Lewis, Powell [pen])

23 August 2019

Anang

Johnson

Hannam

Coventry

Cardoso

Alese

Kemp

Lewis

Afolayan (Rosa)

Powell

Holland (Dju) (Scully)

 

Old Trafford

2 - 2 (Holland, Scully)

30 August 2019

Anang

Johnson

Alese

Cardoso

Hannam

Kemp

Lewis

Coventry

Powell

Holland (Rosa)

Scully (Parkes)

MANCHESTER UNITED : Premier League 2

NEWPORT COUNTY : EFL Leasing.com Trophy

Anang

Greenidge (Forson)

Johnson

Okotcha (Caiger)

Hannam

Rosa

Lewis

Kemp

Powell

Parkes (Corbett)

Scully

 

Rodney Parade

5 - 4 (Scully 2, Corbett, Parkes, Powell [pen])

4 September 2019

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SWANSEA CITY : Premier League 2

Landore Training Centre

4 - 2 (Holland 2, Kemp, Scully)

3 November 2019

Anang

Rosa

Longelo (Ashby)

Coventry Cardoso

Baptiste

Diallo (Chesters)

Kemp

Scully

Powell

Holland

 

West Ham United U23s lead coach Dmitri Halajko expressed his delight with his forwards’ form after his side hit four for the third Premier League 2 Division 2 game in a row.

Travelling to Swansea U23s’ Landore Training Centre, the Hammers development squad got off to a rusty start, Liam Cullen stabbing home when the Hammers failed to clear a corner after a quarter of an hour.

Top scorer Anthony Scully equalised for West Ham on 30 minutes when he converted a long ball by Gonçalo Cardoso, before the boys in Claret and Blue stepped up a gear after the break, Nathan Holland’s second-half brace and a Dan Kemp rocket sealing a 4-2 victory.

Lotus Training Centre

4 - 1 (Kemp 2, Diallo, Scully)

25 October 2019

Anang

Caiger

Longelo

Coventry

Cardoso

Reid (Baptiste)

Diallo (Parkes)

Rosa

Scully

Powell

Holland

The People's Pension Stadium

3 - 1 (Holland, Lewis, Scully)

27 November 2019

Hegyi

Rosa

Johnson

Coventry

Cardoso

Reid

Kemp

Lewis

Scully

Powell

Holland (Longelo)

West Ham United U23s deserve the opportunity to progress from the group stages of the Premier League International Cup, according to Lead Coach Dmitri Halajko.

 

The Hammers’ development squad travelled to the People’s Pension Stadium on Wednesday evening knowing that only a win against Brighton & Hove Albion would realistically give them a chance of advancing in the competition.

 

The U23s duly responded with a 3-1 victory over their hosts, with Nathan Holland’s first-half effort and Alfie Lewis and Anthony Scully’s second-half strikes enough to register them the points.

Manager: Dimitri Halajko

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WEST BROMWICH ALBION : Premier League 2

Chigwell Construction Stadium

2 - 0 (Scully 2)

16 September 2019

Anang

Ashby (Powell)

Longello

Coventry

Cardoso

Baptiste

Kemp

Lewis

Scully

Rosa

Holland

West Ham United U23s continued their unbeaten start to the Premier League 2 Division 2 season with a 2-0 win against West Brom at home. A second-half brace from Anthony Scully was enough to seal all three points for the Hammers against a physical Baggies side.

VALENCIA 'B' (Spain) : PL International Cup

Chigwell Construction Stadium

1 - 0 (Holland)

11 September 2019

Anang

Forson

Longello

Rosa

Ashby

Baptiste

Kemp

Lewis (Caiger)

Scully

Powell

Holland (Parkes)

West Ham United U23s opened up their Premier League International Cup Group B campaign with a 1-0 win over Valencia 'B'. An early strike from Nathan Holland was enough to separate the two sides at the Chigwell Construction Stadium in a tense encounter. Another game, another win for Dmitri Halajko's men! That's now 13 games unbeaten under the coach, who has yet to suffer a loss with his new side. Valencia had a couple of half-chances in the second-half, but encountered a resolute West Ham defence that made up for its lack of experience with bite, vigour and application. The three points saw West Ham go top of their group, with Brighton & Hove Albion and VfL Wolfsburg of Germany yet to play.

MIDDLESBROUGH : Premier League 2

Anang

Rosa

Longello

Coventry

Cardoso

Ashby (Hannam)

Kemp (Forson)

Lewis

Scully

Powell

Holland

Heritage Park, Bishop Auckland FC

4 - 3 (Scully 2, Holland, Kemp)

20 September 2019

Chigwell Construction Stadium

4 - 2 (Holland 2, Scully 2)

29 September 2019

Anang

Rosa

Longello (Hannam)

Coventry

Cardoso

Baptiste

Kemp

Lewis

Scully (Parkes)

Powell

Holland

SUNDERLAND : Premier League 2

CHELTENHAM TOWN : EFL Leasing.com Trophy:

 

STOKE CITY : Premier League 2

VFL WOLFSBURG 'B' : PL International Cup

EXETER CITY : EFL Leasing.com Trophy

ASTON VILLA : Premier League 2

SUNDERLAND : Premier League 2

STOKE CITY : Premier League 2

DERBY COUNTY : Premier League International Cup (Quarter-Final)

Whaddon Road

3 - 4 (Kemp 2, Rosa)

8 October 2019

bet365 Stadium

4 - 0 (Holland 2, Powell, Scully)

21 October 2019

Anang

Rosa

Longelo

Coventry

Cardoso

Caiger

Kemp

Lewis

Scully

Powell

Holland (Watson)

Rush Green

2 - 3 (Powell, Scully)

30 October 2019

Anang

Rosa

Longelo (Ashby)

Coventry

Cardoso

Caiger

Kemp

Lewis

Scully

Powell (Watson)

Holland (Diallo)

St. James' Park

1 - 3 (Powell [pen])

13 November 2019

Hegyi

Baptiste

Parker

Longelo

Ashby (Caiger)

Rosa

Kemp

Lewis

Chesters (Corbett)

Powell

Holland

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Chigwell Construction Stadium

4 - 0 (Holland, Kemp, Lewis, Scully)

22 November 2019

Rush Green

4 - 0 (Holland 2, Lewis, Scully)

16 December 2019

Barewood Training Complex

3 - 3 (Adarkwa, Akinola, Cardoso)

13 January 2020

Academy of Light

4 - 2 (Adarkwa, Afolayan, Dju, Silva)

2 February 2020

London Stadium

2 - 2 (Adarkwa, Silva)

17 Febraury 2020

Pride Park

3 - 3 (Afolayan 2, Rosa)

10 March 2020

Anang

Caiger

Adebayo (Watson)

Hannam (Forson)

Longelo

Kemp

Lewis

Rosa (Parkes)

Powell

Holland

Scully

 

West Ham United U23s continued their unbeaten start to the Premier League 2 Division 2 season with an enthralling 4-3 win over Middlesbrough U23s at Bishop Aucland's Heritage Park stadium.

The Hammers trailed 3-2 heading into the final 20 minutes in the North East, but late goals from Anthony Scully and Dan Kemp were enough to snatch all three points.

Anthony Scully and Nathan Holland both scored twice as West Ham United beat Sunderland 4-2 to move top of Premier League 2 Division 2. Scully opened the scoring in the third minute before a double from Holland put the Hammers into a 3-0 lead after 23 minutes. Lee Connelly scored once in each half for Sunderland to make it 3-2, only for Scully to secure victory on 89 minutes after being played in by Daniel Kemp. West Ham maintained their unbeaten start to the PL2 campaign and move three points clear of second-placed Manchester United at the top of Division 2.

Nathan Holland scored twice as West Ham United maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League 2 Division 2 campaign with a 4-0 win at Stoke City.

Third-place Stoke had the chance to go level on points with the leaders if they won at bet365 Stadium but West Ham quickly blew them away.

Joe Powell opened the scoring with a 35-yard lob before Holland made it 2-0 after just 11 minutes with a strike of his own from long range.

In the second half, PL2 September Player of the Month Anthony Scully set up Holland's seventh goal of the season before getting on the scoresheet himself in stoppage time.

The Hammers stay top, three points ahead of Manchester United who won 4-1 at Swansea City.

Anthony Scully was involved in two goals for the fifth Premier League 2 match in a row as West Ham United won 4-1 at Norwich City.

Dan Kemp also starred with a brace at Colney Training Centre to help extend West Ham's unbeaten start to nine matches and keep them top of Division 2.

September's PL2 Player of the Month Scully struck the opener on 17 minutes before getting the assist for Kemp's first.

Nathan Holland then set up fellow winger Kemp to complete his brace before half-time.

Gassan Ahadme pulled one back for Norwich, who had Andrew Omobamidele sent off late on for two yellow cards.

Sixteen-year-old Amadou Diallo, who broke through at PL2 level last season, came off the bench and scored on his first appearance of the season after injury.

Anang

Johnson (Longelo)

Rosa

Coventry

Cardoso

Ngakia

Diallo (Kemp)

Lewis

Scully (Afolayan)

Powell

Holland

 

Hegyi

Ngakia

Longelo

Rosa

Cardoso

Akinola

Kemp

Diallo (Chesters)

Scully

Afolayan (Watson)

Adarkwa (Lewis)

Anang

Ngakia

Cardoso

Rosa

Baptiste

Akinola

Afolayan

Watson (Hannam)

Adarkwa

Chesters (Dju)

Diallo (Silva)

 

Anang

Ngakia

Cardoso

Rosa

Akinola

Baptiste

Afolayan (Watson)

Lewis (Longelo)

Adarkwa

Silva

Diallo (Dju)

 

Anang

Johnson

Longelo

Sanchez

Akinola

Okotcha

Yarmolenko

Lewis

Afolayan

Silva

Dju

 

West Ham United U23s made it a winning end to 2019 with a convincing 4-0 victory over Newcastle United at Rush Green on Monday afternoon. Goals from Anthony Scully, Nathan Holland (2) and Alfie Lewis were enough to see the U23s return to winning ways after last week's 3-3 draw with Fulham. Dmitri Halajko's side remain top of the Premier League 2 Division 2, narrowly ahead of title rivals Manchester United back in second.

Tyler Frost's equaliser earned Reading a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Premier League 2 Division 2 leaders West Ham United. Thierry Nevers gave the Royals a 15th-minute lead, but West Ham equalised a quarter of an hour later when Sean Jordan Adarkwa turned in from a corner. The visitors went ahead just after the hour-mark through Goncalo Cardoso, but Conor Lawless levelled from an Imari Samuels' cross on 65 minutes. Tunji Akinola made it 3-2 to the Hammers two minutes later, but Frost had the final say with an excellent free-kick eight minutes from time. Reading move up to eighth place on 17 points, while West Ham remain top on 39 points, two clear of Manchester United.

Hammers top of PL2 Division 2 as late Mesaque Dju, Xande Silva and Jordan Adarkwa goals undo Sunderland

West Ham United came from 2-1 down with 10 minutes left to beat Sunderland 4-2 and go back top of Premier League 2 Division 2.

The visitors had taken an early lead through Oladapo Afolayan but a brace from 16-year-old Joe Hugill put bottom-club Sunderland on course for a first win of the season.

The Hammers turned it around with Mesaque Dju and Xande Silva, on his return from a long-term injury, scoring from the edge of the box.

Sean Jordan Adarkwa then capped a victory that takes unbeaten West Ham back above Manchester United.

The Potters draw against the Hammers to become only the fourth side to take points off unbeaten Division 2 table-toppers A late Ryan Corrigan penalty earned Stoke City a point as they twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at West Ham United in Premier League 2 Division 2. Xande Silva put West Ham ahead in the 14th minute, when he finished from a tight angle. Stoke's first equaliser came through Gabriel Kyeremateng who capitalised on confusion in the Hammers defence to score just before the hour mark. Sean Jordan Adarkwa put West Ham back in front on 64 minutes but Corrigan held his nerve to score from the spot in the 90th minute. Unbeaten West Ham remain top on 43 points, three clear of Manchester United who have a match in hand. Stoke stay fourth with 27 points.

Unbeaten Hammers defeat Norwich 4-0 to stay three points clear of Manchester United at top of Division 2. West Ham United scored four goals in a Premier League 2 Division 2 match for the ninth time this season as they beat Norwich City 4-0 to maintain a three-point lead at the top of the table. Oladapo Afolayan gave the Hammers a 24th-minute lead after being teed up by first-team centre-back Fabian Balbuena. Amadou Diallo, Ademipo Odubeko and Xande Silva, pictured, found the net in the second half to wrap up the win for Dmitri Halajko's side. West Ham are three points above second-placed Manchester United, who have a match in hand and kept up the pressure by winning 3-2 at Stoke City.

The U23s attacked their first-ever Premier League International Cup quarter-final in some style, racing into a two-goal lead at Pride Park after just eight minutes – Oladapo Afolayan putting the finishing touches to two excellent flowing moves.

The Rams hauled themselves back into the contest with goals either side of half-time – the first a contentious penalty scored by Jahmal Hector-Ingram, the second a header by Jordan Brown from a near-post corner.

West Ham kicked on and took the lead again through Bernardo Rosa but, with seven minutes to play, Hector-Ingram struck again from close range – forcing extra time and, after 30 goalless further minutes, penalties.

The Hammers had another set back after Alfie Lewis was unlucky to pick up a second yellow card on the stroke of full-time, requiring them to hold out for extra time with ten men.

Then, deep into sudden death, Anang made his second stop of the shoot-out, plunging on Tyree Wilson’s penalty kick to win the shoot-out in dramatic circumstances – 6-5, after 16 kicks taken.

Anang

Rosa

Johnson (Longelo)

Coventry

Cardoso

Reid (Baptiste)

Kemp

Lewis

Scully

Powell

Holland (Diallo)

 

A change to the West Ham United Academy over the summer, with Liam Manning taking up a new role in the USA and Steve Potts now taking control of the U18s this season, the club appointed Dimitri Halajko to take over the Under-23s.

West Ham United's Under-23s will compete in the Premier League 2 (Division Two) after their relegation from the top teir at the end of last season, the EPL Trophy and the Premier League International Cup.

A maximum of three players aged 23 or over permitted in each starting XI. The EPL Trophy, will see West Ham's young professionals compete against senior first-team squads from three clubs in the Football League pyramid, 64 competing clubs entered into 16 four-team groups organised on a regional basis, with the top two in each group qualifying for the knockout stages. The PL International Cup will feature Valencia (Spain), VFL Wolfsburg (Germany) and Brighton & Hove Albion.

The majority of home games are scheduled to be played at Dagenham & Redbridge's Chigwell Construction Stadium, but a minimum of three fixtures will be selected to play at the London Stadium.

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19_08_09 WHU v. Fulham 19_08_09 WHU v. Fulham TS

Fulham:

Norman; Drameh, Tricker, Opoku, Mundle-Smith; O'Riley, Francois; Harris, Thompson, Santos-Clase; Taylor-Crossdale

Subs: Stahl, De Havilland, Hilton, Davis, Asare

19_09_04 Newport County v. WHU EFL 19_09_04 Newport County v. WHU EFL TS 19-08-17 Newcastle United v. WHU

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19_08_23 WHU v. Reading 19_08_23 WHU v. Reading TS

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Newcastle United:

Turner, Sterry, Walters, Sangare, Cass, McEntee, Longelo, Scott, Charman (c), Young, Fernandez

Subs: Barrett, Langley, Toure, Swailes, White

Reading:

Andresson, Odimayo, Osho (c), Coleman, Obita, Holmes, Howe, Tetek, Liddle, Olise, Nevers

19_08_30 Manchester United v. WHU

West Ham United U23 made it three wins league wins out of three on Friday against Reading U23. Goals from Alfie Lewis, Joe Powell and Dan Kemp gave the young Hammers victory, keeping Dmitri Halajko's side at the top of the Premier League 2 Division 2. Summer signing Gonçalo Cardoso made his first appearance in Claret and Blue in a game West Ham seized control of after half-time.

 

Manchester United: Woolston; O'Connor, Mengi, Ercolani, Williams; Levitt, Galbraith; Ramazani, Gomes, Traore; Elanga

Subs: Devine, Fojticek, McGhee, Hoogewerk, McCann

West Ham United U23s were held to a highly entertaining 2-2 draw by Manchester United at Old Trafford.

 

Goals from midfielders Nathan Holland and Anthony Scully had put the Hammers 2-1 up with just minutes to play, only for a late equaliser to deny Dimitri Halajko's side victory. However, both sides remain unbeaten and sit first and second in the Premier League 2 Division 2 table.

 

West Ham United U21s overturned a three-goal deficit to beat Newport County 5-4 on Wednesday night in the Leasing.com Trophy. The Hammers had trailed 4-1 at half-time but goals from Joe Powell, Veron Parkes, Kai Corbett and Anthony Scully, all after the break, secured a memorable victory at Rodney Parade. That result preserves Dmitri Halajko's unbeaten run as lead coach and, more importantly, grants us 3 priceless points in the Leasing.com Trophy group stage.

Valencia 'B':

Bernat; Jimenez, Guillamon, Perez, Garcia, Castro, Pascual Alba, Jimenez, Moreno, Ndombasi, Estacio

Subtitutes: Guerrero, Esquerdo, Gonzalez, Planas, Perez

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19_09_11 WHU v. Valencia 19_09_11 WHU v. Valencia TS 19_09_16 WHU v. WBA 19_09_16 WHU v. WBA TS

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19_09_20 Middlesbrough v. WHU 19_09_29 WHU v. Sunderland 19_09_29 WHU v. Sunderland TS

Despite an energetic performance, West Ham United U21s fell to a 4-3 defeat against Cheltenham Town in their second group game of the Leasing.com Trophy. Goals from Dan Kemp (two) and Bernardo Rosa had put the Hammers on top after the first half, but the young side were picked off in the second period as the hosts came back to win at Whaddon Road. A disappointing result after such an impressive first-half performance, but ultimately Cheltenham were clinical in that second period. It's Dmitri Halajko's first defeat as West Ham United U21s boss in 17 games - but he'll have plenty to take pride in.

 

 

19_10_08 Cheltenham Town v. WHU 19_10_21 Stoke City v. WHU 19_10_25 Norwich City v. WHU 19_10_30 WHU v. VFL Wolfsburg 19_10_30 WHU v. VFL Wolfsburg TS

A lack of efficiency in front of goal proved costly for West Ham United U23s on Wednesday evening, according to lead coach Dmitri Halajko. The Hammers made another bright start to the Premier League International Cup game at Rush Green Stadium, taking an early lead when Joe Powell’s free-kick from out wide went through a crowd of bodies and found the far corner of the net after 13 minutes. Wolfsburg’s ‘B’ team featured no shortage of talent, however, and the visitors turned things around within the following twenty minutes as Julian Justvan bent in a brilliant finish from 25 yards and Jesaja Herrmann nodded in at the far post. The U23s struck an equaliser just before half-time through a clever set-piece routine finished off by Anthony Scully, but it was not to be their night, Justvan smashing in a fantastic finish with two minutes remaining to send all three points back to Germany.

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19_10_08 Cheltenham Town v. WHU 19_11_27 Brighton & Hove Albion v. WHU 19_11_13 Exeter City v. WHU 19_11_13 Exeter City v. WHU TS 19_11_22 WHU v. Aston Villa 19_11_22 WHU v. Aston Villa TS

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19_11_03 Swansea City v. WHU 19_11_03 Swansea City v. WHU Vn2 19_12_06 Fulham v. WHU Vn2 19_12_06 Fulham v. WHU Vn1 19_12_16 WHU v. Newcastle United 19_12_16 WHU v. Newcastle United TS

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MANCHESTER UNITED : Premier League 2

Chigwell Construction Stadium

2 - 0 (Holland, Lewis)

6 January 20202

Anang (Hegyi)

Ngakia

Rosa

Coventry

Cardoso (Baptiste)

Akinola

Kemp

Lewis

Scully

Powell

Holland (Diallo)

 

 

A superb goal from Nathan Holland helped West Ham United to a 2-0 home win over their Premier League 2 Division 2 title rivals Manchester United as they went four points clear at the top. November's PL2 Player of the Month cut inside and powerfully fired in off the crossbar for his 12th league goal of the campaign and West Ham's second of the evening on 35 minutes. Alfie Lewis had given the Hammers a 25th-minute lead on the rebound after Joe Powell's effort was saved. West Ham goalkeeper Joseph Anang was sent off for a second yellow card late on, but the Hammers held on for their 12th win in 14 matches. They remain unbeaten in Division 2 this season, having drawn twice. Man Utd are on 34 points, nine clear of third-placed West Bromwich Albion.

20_01_06 WHU v. Manchester United 20_01_06 WHU v. Manchester United TS

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20_01_13 Reading v. WHU 20_02_17 WHU v. Stoke City 20_02_17 WHU v. Stoke City TS 20_02_02 Sunderland v. WHU

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NORWICH CITY : Premier League 2

Chigwell Construction Stadium

4 - 0 (Afolayan, Diallo, Odubeko, Silva)

2 March 2020

Anang

Johnson

Longelo

Sanchez

Balbuena

Cardoso

Afolayan (Odubeko)

Rosa

Silva (Dju)

Lewis (Watson)

Diallo

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Manchester United

West Ham United Premier League 2 - Champions ?

13 March 2020

COVID-19

Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England

 

Following a meeting of Shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time. Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: "In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority." Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League's aim to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so.

 

West Ham United confirm that all Academy matches will be postponed during the same period.

20_03_02 WHU v. Norwich City 20_03_02 WHU v. Norwich City TS 20_03_10 Derby County v. WHU

19 March 2020

COVID-19

The FA, Premier League, EFL, women’s professional game, PFA and LMA have issued the following joint statement…

 

The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19. We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so. We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition.

The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that 'the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June' and 'each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season'. However, The FA’s Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to Professional Football. Additionally, we have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than 30 April.

1 May 2020

COVID-19

Premier League clubs have agreed that this season's Academy Games Programme will be curtailed from Under-9s to Under-23s

 

Premier League Shareholders today unanimously agreed to curtail the 2019/20 Academy Games Programme. This decision, which is independent of any discussions regarding the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign for first-team football, has been taken to give Academy staff and their players clarity at this challenging time.

The curtailment will include all Under-9 to Under-16 games as well as the Under-18 and Under-23 competitions. The methodology for determining the final league standings and outcomes for the season will be decided at a future date.