Premier League Cup: Under-21s set for final group stage fixture

Sunderland Under-21s are set for their final Premier League Cup group stage game with a trip to Peterborough United on Tuesday (7pm).


Graeme Murty's side have already sealed qualification for the knockout stages alongside Group E leaders, Tottenham Hotspur.


The Premier League Cup


The Black Cats sit second in Group E alongside leaders Tottenham, bottom of the group Peterborough and third placed Bristol City.


Graeme Murty’s side were narrowly beaten 3-2 in the cup opener against Spurs before beating Peterborough at the start of October.


A free kick from Ellis Taylor and a last-minute winner from Henry Fieldson sealed victory at Eppleton CW.


Taylor then grabbed the only goal of the game in the away fixture at Bristol slotting away a coolly taken penalty.


Spurs were once again victors in the reverse fixture with a 2-1 win. Harry Gardiner grabbed a consolation goal following two first-half strikes from Jude Soonsup-Bell and Rio Kyerematen.


Second place was then secured with a 1-0 home victory over Bristol City. Luis Hemir grabbing the only goal of the game.




Peterborough U21s currently compete in the Professional Development League and sit eighth in the table with four wins, three draws and 11 defeats from 18.


The East Anglian side are currently led by former Posh midfielder Ryan Semple.


Semple started his career at the Weston Homes stadium before playing for the likes of Lincoln City, Oxford United and Boston United.


The 38-year-old was initially appointed as Academy lead phase coach for the U16s back in 2020 after a coaching spell at Manchester City.


Semples’ side have only picked up one win in their PL Cup journey. The Posh ended Spurs’ unbeaten run with a 3-0 victory on matchday six.




Full coverage can be found on the official X platform of Sunderland’s U21 side- @AcademyofLight

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