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Stags U23 to face Sunderland U23 tonight for Premier League Cup opener

6 September 2021

Mansfield Town U23 will face Sunderland U23 in a Premier League Cup clash tonight (Monday 06 September, 7pm), with supporters able to attend the match at One Call Stadium.

Ticket prices have been confirmed for the fixture and are as follows:

Adults: £3
Concessions: £1
Under-7: FREE
Season ticket holders: FREE

Tickets will be available at the turnstiles on the evening of the game and will be cash only. The Ian Greaves Stand (lower tier) will be open for the game and therefore tickets are only available from these turnstiles.

Dates for all of our Premier League Cup group stage matches were revealed last week.

Mansfield advanced to the group stage of the competition following a dramatic 3-2 win away at Salford U23 last month.

Ten-man Stags scored late on through Tyrese Sinclair to secure passage from the competition's qualifying round, with James Clarke and Jimmy Knowles adding the other two goals.

Stags' Group E Premier League Cup fixtures are as follows:

Sunderland (H), Monday 06 September, 7PM

Wigan Athletic (A), Thursday 28 October, 7PM

Leeds United (A), Monday 15 November, 7PM

Sunderland (A), Monday 13 December, 7PM

Wigan Athletic (H), Monday 17 January, 7PM

Leeds United (H), Monday 14 February, 7PM

The Premier League Cup is a UEFA Champions League style competition, with 32 clubs' under-23 sides making up the group stage. Because more than 32 clubs entered this year's competition, there was an extra round of qualifying, which the Stags faced Salford in last month.

Each side in the Premier League Cup is allowed to field three 'over-age' outfield players, as well as a goalkeeper born before 01 January 1997 in the 2021/22 season. All other players must be under-23.

The competition format is as follows...

  • Qualifying stage If more than 32 clubs enter the competition, a qualifying knock-out stage takes place between Category 3 and 4 clubs to determine who joins Category 1 and 2 sides in the Group stage
  • 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 stage 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. 

The club will be providing live updates on the game via its social media channels on Monday night.


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