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
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.