Earlier today, Newcastle United won the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens.

NUFC winning the competition for a second time, having earlier triumphed in 2012.

The Newcastle Under 23 team came through the group stages on Saturday with two draws and a win, then kicked off in the quarter-finals on Sunday morning.

In winning the competition, United didn’t manage to win any of their games in normal time today.

Beating Japanese side Kashima Antlers 7-6 on penalties, before then winning on a golden goal in both semis and final, having drawn 3-3 with Leicester and then 0-0 with Glasgow Rangers in the final.

As well as taking home the trophy Newcastle have also picked up the top individual award.

Victor Fernandez turned 20 earlier this month and his trickery on the ball was exceptional in this competition, so no wonder he has been named player of the tournament in the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens.

Newcastle Captain Owen Bailey:

“All the lads are buzzing.

 “I couldn’t be prouder of them.

“I know we didn’t get as many wins as we would have liked and to win in the four-on-fours was really tough, but I’m really proud of the boys.

“We knew the ability all the boys had, we knew we had a good shape, (head coach) Ben Dawson set us up and drilled us.

“We didn’t expect to come here and get the trophy but we knew that we had a chance, so I’m really proud.

“It’s been tough. The humidity has been ridiculous, and especially in the four-on-fours, but we got the result and now we can have a rest and look forward to next season.”

  • TheNutJob

    Kenedy`s replacement, saves Jabba £20m

  • Leicester Mag

    Nice to see a positive well Done

  • Philippines

    I am in Wanchai, Hong Kong right now. Well done lads.

    • TheNutJob

      i used to live in Kowloon when i was a kid, love Hong Kong

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Great to see that we have some talent coming through so well done.

    • TheNutJob

      it`s only taken Jabba 11 years

    • Ba ba.

      So fatty can flog them ..bless him

  • Steve Smith

    Another 6m from Everton later in the year then.

  • Leazes.

    I see Roman Abramovich is having his visa reviewed.

    • paul mclaughlan

      Been kicked oot in the meantime.

      • Coach Clagnut

        A small multi-million quid donation to the Tories should see him ok.

  • Mxpx

    Is he actually going to be able to transition into the first team here’s hoping

  • Albert Stubbins

    Well done lads. Tremendous achievement. Plus this lad look a terrific prospect.

  • MadMag83

    Get him involved in the first team