Everton Under-23s have been crowned Premier League 2 champions.
The young Blues won the Division One title without kicking a ball on Monday night after closest-rivals Manchester City lost 3-2 against Liverpool at Prenton Park.
The result means David Unsworth’s side are six points clear of second-placed City with both teams having just one match left to play this season – the Blues' finale being a Merseyside derby at Goodison on Monday, 8 May (7pm kick-off).
That is a game Evertonians can come along and watch for free and also see the Under-23s lift the championship trophy.
The title success in the inaugural Premier League 2 competition is just reward for the young Blues, with Unsworth’s team winning 15 of their 21 matches to date, losing just three in the process. Their championship win means Everton now boast the best Under-23 side in the country.
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The team will now look to end their campaign in style against Liverpool a week on Monday. Ahead of the 7pm kick-off there will be donation buckets around Goodison to help raise much-needed funds for the Under-23s ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ fundraising campaign which is seeking to raise £230,000 to house a living initiative for young people on the brink of homelessness across the city of Liverpool.
The funds raised will be used to purchase, and operate, a house close to Goodison, which will offer 16 to 23-year-olds who have fallen on hard times, or have perhaps fallen out of the care system, a roof over their heads.
For more information, and details on how to donate to the campaign, click here.