Danish forward Elias Sorensen was called up for first team training this week.

With the likes of Sterry, Lejeune, Muto, Shelvey and Lascelles all injured, the 19 year old striker got the opportunity to impress Rafa Benitez.

Newcastle fans wondered if the 19 year old hotshot (13 goals already for the reserves this season) might get a place on the bench against Bournemouth…instead it was back down to earth for the Danish striker as he was named in the Under 23s side that took on Southampton last night on the south coast.

The Premier League Cup group match saw Newcastle fall behind in the 20th minute and in a game of few chances played out in heavy rain, it looked like a defeat for the young Magpies.

Instead, as the final whistle beckoned, Elias Sorensen got his chance.

A quite brilliant move (watch it below) saw the defence win back possession, then retain the ball.

The ball was then passed around despite the difficult conditions, before a brilliant interchange of passes ended with a quality through ball unlocking the defence, Sorensen’s first touch was exemplary as he took the ball away from the defence and his finish the mark of somebody full of confidence.

That is now 14 goals (it would have been 15 but one was chalked off as an own goal) for the young Dane and great to see one of Newcastle’s young strikers progressing so well.

Watch the move and goal below, the move starting on 1.50.06 before Elias Sorensen strokes it home 27 seconds later on 1.50.33.

Southampton Under 23s 1 Newcastle United Under 23s 1

Newcastle United:

Harker; M. Longstaff, O’Connor, Watts, Walters; Bailey, Sangare (Cumbreras 84); Allan (Toure 72), Roberts, Wilson (Longelo 64); Sorensen.

Whilst Elias Sorensen had travelled, another Under 23s regular, Sean Longstaff, hasn’t.

Shelvey has been ruled out of today’s match and with Ki set to replace him, Longstaff looks set for a place on the bench and a potential Premier League debut as a sub.



  • Toontaff

    We’ll never win anything with kids!

    • Kneebotherm8

      Famous last words…..

  • DeadToiler

    They’ll never get a game

  • mentalman

    They weren’t wearing white socks

    • Peaky

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  • Peaky

    Well at least Spurs new ground should be ready before he heads off there…

  • Leicester Mag

    How ironic that we have forwards that are worth jack and offer zero threat, (that is unless you sit near the corner flag) the end result is we struggle, because we struggle we can’t risk a potential future star. Work that out.

    • Wor Lass

      It`s Catch 22, isn`t it, Dont throw the kids in because they haven`t got the experience. If you do throw them in, the experience could knock their development back. Personally, I think Rafa`s over cautious but that`s his mindset and then again – how many championships and cups have I got to my name?

  • Wor Lass

    It was a nice goal – well constructed and neatly finished off but I can`t help but think the lad is being overhyped in the usual style. O`Connor looked good. What a miserable night to play football, though.

  • Natturner26

    I’d love for us to bring in a manager who isn’t afraid to give talented youth a chance to fall in love with wearing the shirt before they are on to greener pastures.