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Prolific Elias Sorensen once more at it yet again – makes it 17 Newcastle United goals for season

2 years ago
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A cold Friday night on Tyneside but Elias Sorensen rewarded the couple of hundred Newcastle fans that turned out.

The Newcastle United second string were up against a strong Leeds team featuring Chelsea loan signing Izzy Brown and £10m striker Patrick Bamford (who came on at the start of the second half).

It was a Premier League Cup group match and United were missing two of their top performers this season in midfielder Sean Longstaff and winger Callum Roberts (who already has 11 goals this season).

It remains to be seen whether their absence was due to having a knock/injury, or possible involvement in the first team squad against West Ham, due to their impressive reserve form.

Maybe due to that pair missing Newcastle didn’t create a lot of chances but with the form Elias Sorensen is in, he only needs one.

That came around the half hour mark, a smart team move ended with a right-wing cross which the 19 year old Danish striker confidently put away.

Achraf Lazaar started a second reserve game in a row, only his third this season, ahead of a January window where Rafa Benitez will be desperately trying to offload him.

In a game of few chances, Newcastle finally put the result to bed, substitute Adam Wilson scoring in the final seconds of the contest.

As well as 17 goals altogether this season, Elias Sorensen now has 13 goals in his last 10 appearances.

For the team, the last 10 games in all competitions show eight wins, one draw and just the single defeat. In the process scoring an impressive 28 goals in the 10 games.

Newcastle United Under 23s 2 Leeds United Under 23s 0

Newcastle United:

Harker, Bailey, Gibson, (M) Longstaff, O’Connor, Watts, Allan (Wilson 63), Sangare, Sorensen, Cumbreras (Longelo 63), Lazaar (Walters 79)

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