Villa’s U21’s Roll On As They Are The Dons Of MK – Match Stats

With recent first team disappointments at Aston Villa, it was a change of pace again this evening as our Under 21 group looked to make it three...
VITAL FOOTBALL Oct 26, 2021

How Aston Villa under-21s line-up to face MK Dons in EFL Trophy

Mark Delaney has named his side ahead of his sides clash with Milton Keynes Dons in the Papa John’s EFL Trophy this evening
BIRMINGHAM LIVE Oct 26, 2021

MK Dons v Aston Villa live - team news and match updates from EFL Trophy tie

Mark Delaney's young guns have won back-to-back games in the competition thus far with victories over Wycombe Wanderers and Burton Albion
BIRMINGHAM LIVE Oct 26, 2021

The four frustrated first-team stars who could feature for Aston Villa at MK Dons

A look at tonight's final EFL Trophy group match with Aston Villa eyeing three-straight victories over League One opposition
BIRMINGHAM LIVE Oct 26, 2021

EFL Trophy preview: Away at the Robins

Our young Blues travel to Cheltenham to play the final group-stage game in the Papa John's Trophy, having already secured qualification to the next...
CHELSEAFC.COM Oct 26, 2021

West Ham trophy tickets on sale

GILLINGHAMFOOTBALLCLUB.COM Oct 24, 2021

Everton eyeing transfer swoop for League One full-back

Everton are interested in 17-year-old Morecambe left-back Connor Pye, a report from Football Insider has claimed. Pye, who joined Morecambe from...
FOOTBALLLEAGUEWORLD.CO.UK Oct 19, 2021

Second-Half Collapse Sees Another Defeat

Second-half goals from Callum Johnson, Danny Andrew and Ged Garner saw Fleetwood Town defeat Crewe Alexandra at Highbury yesterday. Manager David...
VITAL FOOTBALL Oct 17, 2021

Lincoln City 1-2 Sunderland: Match Stats & Views From The Forum

Views from tornado imp following the 2-1 defeat at home against Sunderland in the EFL Trophy: “Back from the match. Not good but a few views of my...
VITAL FOOTBALL Oct 16, 2021

Lincoln City 1-2 Sunderland: Three Things We Learned

Following the 2-1 defeat at home against Sunderland in the EFL Trophy, I asked the Vital Lincoln City members what three things they learned from...
VITAL FOOTBALL Oct 15, 2021

Paul McShane finally makes Man Utd debut for under-21s despite being aged 35

At 35 years of age, Paul McShane made his Manchester United debut against Sunderland in the EFL Trophy on Wednesday evening despite representing...
DAILY STAR Oct 14, 2021

Academy Alumni #184 – October 14th 2021

This column looks at the results of the fixtures played this midweek (Tuesday unless stated) in the EFL Trophy, National League and the National...
VITAL FOOTBALL Oct 14, 2021

Stephen Wearne sends message to Sunderland fans following club’s latest triumph

Sunderland midfielder Stephen Wearne has taken to Twitter to thank the club’s fans for their support during yesterday’s EFL Trophy clash with...
FOOTBALLLEAGUEWORLD.CO.UK Oct 14, 2021

Lee Johnson shares encouraging Luke O’Nien update ahead of Sunderland’s clash with Gillingham

Sunderland manager Lee Johnson has revealed that he expects Luke O’Nien to be available for selection this weekend after the midfielder recently...
FOOTBALLLEAGUEWORLD.CO.UK Oct 14, 2021

Scott Lindsey unsurprised to see Swindon Town out-perform Plymouth Argyle

SWINDON Town assistant coach Scott Lindsey stated he was unsurprised to see a largely second-string XI beat League One leaders Plymouth Argyle in...
SWINDONADVERTISER.CO.UK Oct 14, 2021

‘What a player’, ‘Makes me so happy’ – Many Sunderland fans left buzzing after teenager’s comments

Sunderland 18-year-old Ellis Taylor has labelled the 2-1 EFL Trophy victory against Manchester United U23s as “unbelievable” and many Black Cats...
FOOTBALLLEAGUEWORLD.CO.UK Oct 14, 2021

QPR man weighs in on Sunderland decision that has proven controversial among fans

QPR defender Jimmy Dunne has weighed in on Lee Johnson’s decision to give Denver Hume the captaincy against Manchester United U23s yesterday, a...
FOOTBALLLEAGUEWORLD.CO.UK Oct 14, 2021

EFL Trophy report: Bristol Rovers 1 Chelsea 2

Chelsea are through to the next round of the EFL trophy, with a game to spare, after a well deserved 2-1 victory at the Memorial Stadium against...
CHELSEAFC.COM Oct 13, 2021

Lee Johnson says Sunderland's 'identity' shone through against Manchester United U21s

A young Sunderland side played the Lee Johnson way, as the Black Cats reached the knockout stages of the EFL Trophy
CHRONICLELIVE Oct 13, 2021

Manchester United trailblazer Zidane Iqbal shines despite EFL Trophy exit

Zidane Iqbal scored a wonder goal as Man Utd were knocked out of the EFL Trophy by Sunderland on Wednesday night.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS Oct 13, 2021

Younger and Wearne stand out in EFL Trophy win - Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United U21 player ratings

Sunderland beat Manchester United U21 at the Stadium of Light to reach the knockout stages of the competition
CHRONICLELIVE Oct 13, 2021

Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United U21s highlights as Man Utd knocked out of EFL Trophy

Live updates and analysis as Man Utd face Sunderland in their final Papa John's Trophy group match on Wednesday evening.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS Oct 13, 2021

Sunderland 2-1 Man U U21: Black Cats book their place in the EFL Trophy knockout stage

Goals from Tyrese Dyce and Stephen Wearne earned Sunderland victory in the EFL Trophy on Wearside
CHRONICLELIVE Oct 13, 2021

Denver Hume is only first-teamer involved - Sunderland vs Manchester United U21 team news

Lee Johnson has named his starting XI to face Manchester United U21 in the EFL Trophy
CHRONICLELIVE Oct 13, 2021

What Portsmouth's defeat to Sutton United means for the club's EFL Trophy fate and the sequence of events needed to reach knockout stages

Pompey’s EFL Trophy fate is no longer in their own hands after recording consecutive defeats in the competition.
PORTSMOUTH NEWS Oct 13, 2021

Arsenal fans think youngster "destined for greatness" after scoring incredible free-kick

The Arsenal youngster will have given boss Mikel Arteta food for thought after his free-kick in the EFL Trophy against Newport County on Tuesday
DAILY STAR Oct 13, 2021

Danny Cowley shares Ellis Harrison injury update following Portsmouth’s latest display

Portsmouth manager Danny Cowley has revealed that Ellis Harrison suffered an ankle injury during yesterday’s EFL Trophy clash with Sutton United...
FOOTBALLLEAGUEWORLD.CO.UK Oct 13, 2021

EFL Trophy preview: Back in Bristol

The return from international football sees our development squad take on the senior side of League Two’s Bristol Rovers tonight as we continue in...
CHELSEAFC.COM Oct 13, 2021

Update provided on Sunderland missing player ahead of Man United U23s clash

Sunderland defender Arbenit Xhermajli is unlikely to make his first-team return against Manchester United U23s in the EFL Trophy this evening. The...
FOOTBALLLEAGUEWORLD.CO.UK Oct 13, 2021

Wayne Hatswell: Newport can learn from lively Arsenal stars

ARSENAL'S young guns have showed Newport County AFC's bright prospects the way after a thrilling EFL Trophy game, believes boss Wayne Hatswell.
SOUTH WALES ARGUS Oct 13, 2021

Swindon Town player ratings after win at Plymouth Argyle

ADVER Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following the club’s 3-1 victory against Plymouth Argyle in the EFL Trophy on...
SWINDONADVERTISER.CO.UK Oct 12, 2021

Scott Lindsey reacts to Swindon Town's EFL Trophy win against Plymouth Argyle

ASSISTANT coach Scott Lindsey said he wants Swindon Town to create a winning environment after the club beat Plymouth Argyle 3-1 in the EFL Trophy...
SWINDONADVERTISER.CO.UK Oct 12, 2021

Player Ratings: How Portsmouth's players performed in the EFL Trophy defeat to Sutton United with former Norwich City midfielder the best of the bunch

Pompey suffered their second defeat in this season’s Papa John’s Trophy campaign at the hands of Sutton United.
PORTSMOUTH NEWS Oct 12, 2021

Newport County beaten at death by Arsenal U21 in EFL Trophy

ARSENAL U21s scored a pair of late goals to beat Newport County AFC 4-3 in the EFL Trophy at Rodney Parade.
SOUTHWALESARGUS.CO.UK Oct 12, 2021

AS IT HAPPENED: Newport County 3 Arsenal U21s 4

How the action unfolded when Newport County AFC lost 4-3 to Arsenal U21s in the EFL Trophy.
SOUTHWALESARGUS.CO.UK Oct 12, 2021

Plymouth Argyle 1 Swindon Town 3 as it happened

Swindon Town travel to Plymouth Argyle in the EFL Trophy knowing a win will put Ben Garner's men into the knock-out stage.
SWINDONADVERTISER.CO.UK Oct 12, 2021

Swindon Town beat Plymouth Argyle 3-1 in EFL Trophy at Home Park

SWINDON Town beat Plymouth Argyle 3-1 at Home Park on Tuesday night to book their place in the EFL Trophy knock-out stage for the first time since...
SWINDONADVERTISER.CO.UK Oct 12, 2021

'Risky to play Romeo', 'Gassan is alive!'- How the Portsmouth fans reacted to the Blues team news ahead of tonight's EFL Trophy clash with Sutton United

Pompey fans have voiced their opinions on the Blues’ starting XI for tonight’s Papa John’s Trophy clash with Sutton United.
PORTSMOUTH NEWS Oct 12, 2021

'Risky to play Romeo', 'Gassan is alive!'- How Portsmouth fans reacted to the Blues team news ahead of tonight's EFL Trophy clash with Sutton United

Pompey fans have voiced their opinions on the Blues’ starting XI for tonight’s Papa John’s Trophy clash with Sutton United.
PORTSMOUTH NEWS Oct 12, 2021

LIVE: Newport County v Arsenal U21s in EFL Trophy

Updates from Rodney Parade as Newport County AFC take on Arsenal U21s in the EFL Trophy (KO 7pm).
CAMPAIGNSERIES.CO.UK Oct 12, 2021

Plymouth Argyle v Swindon Town live updates from EFL Trophy group stage

Swindon Town travel to Plymouth Argyle in the EFL Trophy knowing a win will put Ben Garner's men into the knock-out stage.
SWINDONADVERTISER.CO.UK Oct 12, 2021

Sunderland's EFL Trophy clash with Manchester United U21 could come too soon for Arbenit Xhemajli

Arbenit Xhemajli played for the U23s on Sunday but may have to wait a little longer for his first-team comeback
CHRONICLELIVE Oct 12, 2021

'Basically a new signing', 'So happy' - Many Sunderland fans buzzing as image emerges

Sunderland fans have been reacting to an image of Arbenit Xhemajli that has appeared on social media. The 23-year-old defender was signed by the...
THISISFUTBOL.COM Oct 11, 2021

Preview: Bristol Rovers vs. Chelsea Under-21s - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Wednesday's EFL Trophy clash between Bristol Rovers and Chelsea Under-21s, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
SPORTSMOLE.CO.UK Oct 11, 2021

How the EFL Trophy launched 19 young Portsmouth careers - but just one has reached Football League first-team

Pompey have handed debuts to 19 Academy players since the inception of a reformatted EFL Trophy five years ago.
PORTSMOUTH NEWS Oct 11, 2021

Newport's squad players urged to impress against Arsenal

NEWPORT County AFC caretaker boss Wayne Hatswell has challenged his fringe players to impress against Arsenal U21s in the EFL Trophy tomorrow.
SOUTH WALES ARGUS Oct 11, 2021

Manchester City 'reject £8m bid from Brighton for midfield prodigy James McAtee'

McAtee made his first-team debut for City in the win over Wycombe in the Carabao Cup last month and has also netted in the EFL Trophy, UEFA Youth...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Oct 9, 2021

Academy Alumni #182 – October 7th 2021

This column looks at the results of the fixtures played this midweek (Tuesday unless stated) in the EFL Trophy and the National League. Those teams...
VITAL FOOTBALL Oct 7, 2021

“Brave” “Inspired” – Villa Favourite Opens Up On Sensational Midweek Antics

Although the October interruption break has caused another pause in Aston Villa’s Premier League fixture list, at the beginning of the week fans...
VITAL FOOTBALL Oct 7, 2021

Ian Evatt shares encouraging update ahead of Bolton Wanderers’ clash with Sheffield Wednesday

Bolton Wanderers manager Ian Evatt has admitted that all of the players who featured for the club in their EFL Trophy clash with Liverpool’s...
FOOTBALLLEAGUEWORLD.CO.UK Oct 7, 2021

Lee Johnson hails Denver Hume's return in Sunderland's midweek EFL Trophy win

Denver Hume made his first-team comeback at Lincoln after five months on the sidelines
CHRONICLELIVE Oct 7, 2021

Protests now just a low grumble as Leeds United and Liverpool welcome Leicester City to growing Trophy club

Leicester City have joined Liverpool and Leeds United in the EFL Trophy’s ‘hammered by Accrington Stanley’ club and they probably won’t be the...
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST Oct 7, 2021

Nat Phillips makes Liverpool request as club follow Manchester United example

Liverpool had a surprise starter in their 4-1 EFL Trophy defeat at Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday
LIVERPOOL ECHO Oct 6, 2021

Sunderland's teenage midfielder Dan Neil compared to former Manchester United and Premier League great after standout EFL Trophy display at Lincoln City

It was a special night for Sunderland’s rising teenage star Dan Neil as he captained the Black Cats to victory over Lincoln City in the Papa John’s...
SHIELDS GAZETTE Oct 6, 2021

Conor Chaplin makes honest Ipswich Town claim following his side’s latest victory

Ipswich Town forward Conor Chaplin has admitted that the club need to start picking up victories on a regular basis after securing a 2-0 win over...
FOOTBALLLEAGUEWORLD.CO.UK Oct 6, 2021

EFL Trophy is 'very important' to Harrogate Town this season, says ambitious Simon Weaver

The EFL Trophy is very much a priority for Harrogate Town this season.
HARROGATEADVERTISER.CO.UK Oct 6, 2021

League One rivals Portsmouth to send former West Ham United youngster out on loan, Plymouth Argyle agree deal to tie up teenage star and Everton loanee nears Sheffield Wednesday start

Sunderland began the defence of their EFL Trophy with victory over Lincoln City last night.
SUNDERLANDECHO.COM Oct 6, 2021

Impressive Charlton talent emerging onto radar of Manchester United, West Ham among others

Three Premier League sides’ scouts were at The Valley on Tuesday night as Charlton beat Southampton’s u21 side in the EFL Trophy, with Deji Elerewe...
FOOTBALLLEAGUEWORLD.CO.UK Oct 6, 2021

League One rivals Portsmouth to send former West Ham United youngster out on loan

Sunderland began the defence of their EFL Trophy with victory over Lincoln City last night.
SUNDERLANDECHO.COM Oct 6, 2021

‘Cursed’, ‘Shouldn’t be playing’ – Many Sunderland fans react to 26-y/o’s injury setback

Many Sunderland fans have taken to Twitter to react to Luke O’Nien’s injury setback during the club’s EFL Trophy clash with Lincoln City. The Black...
FOOTBALLLEAGUEWORLD.CO.UK Oct 6, 2021

Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman wants to go far in the EFL Trophy

STANLEY boss John Coleman was delighted with the efforts of his younger players as the Reds reached the knockout stages of the Papa John’s Trophy...
LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH Oct 6, 2021
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