Fixture News

MU21s drawn in group A of Premier League Cup

We face Aston Villa, Hull City and Swansea City.

By BHAFC • 09 August 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
The Premier League Cup will follow the UEFA Champions League format.

Our men's under-21s have been drawn in Group A of this season's Premier League Cup.

That means they will face Aston Villa, Hull City and Swansea City.

Fixture dates and kick-off times will be confirmed in due course.

The competition is in the UEFA Champions League style with 32 clubs in the main group stage from Premier League 2 as well as the Professional Development League.

Like Premier League 2, it will be contested between Under-21 teams, with each side allowed five over-age outfield players and one over-age goalkeeper.

Competition format

Group stage

The tournament will be split into eight groups of four clubs, with each team playing their opposing clubs home and away. The top two teams advance to the knockout stage.

Knockout stages

The last 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will all be one-off knockout ties. If the ties are level after 90 minutes, they go to extra-time and then penalties if the teams still can't be separated.