West Ham United Development Squad are competing in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League during the 2012/13 season.

The Hammers topped Group 1 before Christmas, ahead of Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Everton, Norwich, Reading and West Bromwich Albion, to qualify for the Elite Group Stage.

Competition notes -

Wherever West Ham finish in Group 1, they will go forward to a second group stage after Christmas, from where they could qualify for the end-of-season play-offs and final. The top two sides and two best third-place teams from three First Group Stage groups will go forward to the Elite Group Stage.

The other third-place team, fourth and fifth-place teams and best sixth-place teams will go forward to Tier One Stage. The two other sixth-place teams, seventh and eighth-place teams will go forward to Tier Two Stage.

The Tier One and Tier Two winners will play-off to meet the winners of the Elite Group in one semi-final, while the second and third-place Elite Group finishers will contest the other. The winners of the two semi-finals will contest the final.

Final 2012/13 Barclays U21 Premier League Elite Group Stage table

Pos P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Tottenham Hotspur 14 9 3 2 34 15 19 30
2

Manchester United

14 7 4 3 16 10

6

25
3

Liverpool

14 6 4 4 21 19 2 22
4 Southampton 14 5 5 4 21 18 3 20
5

Arsenal

14 4 5 5 21 23 -2 17
6

West Ham United

14 4 4 6 19 22 -3 16
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 3 3 8 19 28 -9 12
8 West Bromwich Albion 14 2 4 8 10 26 -16 10

2012/13 Barclays U21 Premier League Elite Group Stage fixtures
(All home matches in Bold unless stated/West Ham United score first)

Mon 28 Jan Arsenal 2-0
Mon 4 Feb Tottenham Hotspur 2-3
Fri 8 Feb West Bromwich Albion 2-0
Fri 15 Feb Southampton 0-1
Tue 26 Feb Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2
Fri 1 Mar Manchester United 0-0
Wed 6 Mar Manchester United 0-2
Mon 11 Mar Liverpool 3-3
Fri 15 Mar Arsenal 1-1
Mon 8 Apr Tottenham Hotspur 1-1
Fri 19 Apr Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2
Fri 26 Apr Liverpool 2-1
Thu 2 May Southampton 2-5
Tue 7 May West Bromwich Albion 0-1

*All fixtures subject to change

Final 2012/13 Barclays U21 Premier League Group 1 table

Pos P W D L F A GD Pts
1 West Ham United 14 9 1 4 23 14 9 28
2

Arsenal

14 7 3 4 25 17

8

24
3

West Bromwich Albion

14 6 3 5 21 21 0 21
4 Everton 14 6 2 6 20 22 -2 20
5

Blackburn Rovers

14 5 4 5 16 17 -1 19
6

Norwich City

14 6 1 7 17 26 -9 19
7 Reading 14 4 6 4 26 20 6 18
8 Bolton Wanderers 14 1 4 9 11 22 -11 7

2012/13 Barclays U21 Premier League Group 1 fixtures
(Home matches in bold, West Ham United score first)

Fri 17 Aug Reading 3-1
Sat 26 Aug Everton 5-1
Mon 3 Sept Bolton Wanderers 0-2
Sun 16 Sept West Bromwich Albion 1-1
Fri 21 Sept Arsenal 4-1
Fri 28 Sept Norwich City 2-0
Mon 8 Oct Blackburn Rovers 2-0
Mon 22 Oct Bolton Wanderers 1-0
Fri 26 Oct Everton 1-0
Fri 2 Nov Reading 0-3
Fri 9 Nov Arsenal 2-1
Fri 16 Nov West Bromwich Albion 1-0
Fri 30 Nov Blackburn Rovers 0-1
Mon 17 Dec Norwich City 1-3