Newcastle victorious in Sunderland after amazing 24 penalty shootout
It was business as usual for Sunderland on Wednesday night seeing yet another defeat at an almost deserted Stadium of Light.
However, unlike the feeble 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa 24 hours earlier, that ensured Sunderland stayed rock bottom of the Championship.
This time the Mackems managed to hit the back of the net 12 times and still lose.
It was a rare reserve team derby, the first since 2014.
Newcastle drawn away to Sunderland in the Premier League International Cup.
An action packed game saw Newcastle take the lead on the half hour mark through Aussie Curtis Good.
However, the tables were then turned when Lynden Gooch scored a penalty in the 38th minute and added another goal midway through the second half.
Just when all looked lost, despite a very decent performance, Callum Roberts then equalised in the final seconds of normal time.
With the game having to be decided on the night, extra-time saw Newcastle very unlucky not to win it.
Roberts saw a penalty saved, before then both Good and Gallacher were denied by the woodwork.
After all that, the main excitement was still to come.
The penalty shootout ending up being one of those classics.
Both sides saw their third penalties saved, meaning it was 4-4 after five penalties each.
Every subsequent penalty was then put away until Charman scored his second and Newcastle’s 11th of the shootout, Hackett missing his for the home side and the travelling hundreds celebrating an away derby victory.
Celebrations from Newcastle’s players in front of their supporters after a dramatic 11-10 win on penalties at Sunderland… pic.twitter.com/aQcX6u2gif
— Martin Hardy (@mhardysport) March 7, 2018
Newcastle now face Porto in the semi-finals.
Sunderland Under 23s 2 Newcastle United Under 23s 2 (NUFC win 11-10 on penalties)
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