The Under 21 Newcastle team v Sunderland has just been confirmed.

The NUFC kids taking on the Sunderland first team in the Checkatrade Trophy.

The winners going through to the last eight of the competition.

This is who Newcastle United start with:

Harker, Walters, Gibson, M. Longstaff, Bailey (c), Watts, Allan, Sangare, Roberts, Sorensen, Wilson


McEntee, Langley, Longelo, Juanito, Toure

Rafa Benitez deciding not to risk anybody who might potentially be needed for the upcoming first team matches, with midfielder Sean Longstaff in particular being looked after, with a potential shortage of midfield options lying ahead.

Sunderland v Newcastle Under 21s Betting:

Sunderland win 4/11Draw 4/1Newcastle Under 21s win 8/1

NUFC U21s win 2-0 55/1NUFC U21s to be leading at HT and FT 15/1NUFC U21s to win to nil 17/1

All Sunderland v Newcastle Under 21s betting HERE

  • 1957

    Sorensen starting suggests the (cart) Hoss is training well and his place on the bench is safe

    • Mrkgw

      Hoss can do no wrong. 🐴

  • Tommy

    No overage players must be saving Joselu for the Chelsea match

  • KennyS

    What a shame he couldn’t put a couple of first teamers in, maybe on the bench to come on in ths second half… but no, anyway the kids can’t lose even if they get beat.

  • Kenny

    Best of luck to the young lads, give it a go.

  • Kneebotherm8

    Commentary on Talksport 2.

  • Kenny

    Bet the Fat oaf is hoping for a draw so he can cash in on the kids,
    no ticket restriction, he`ll sell them to anybody

    • Kneebotherm8

      Half time 0-0

  • David2211

    Just been watching a collection of Shearer’s goals on Sky. Interviewed in the tunnel after his record goal against Portsmouth with no tat on the walls. Then cut to him scoring his penalty at the SoL.
    Nearly cried. Oh how I miss NUFC.

  • Mrkgw

    2-0 down apparently. This might have been the opportunity to have given likes of Murphy a run out.

    • Scum


  • Rabid Dog

    3rd just gone in. It really is boys vs. men though. They’ve given a good account of themselves.

    • Scum


  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    It was a hiding to nowt this game for both clubs from the moment it was drawn out of the hat !

    If Sunderland won then it’s a case of their first team playing against a bunch of kids would be the cry.

    If Newcastle had won it would have been a case of : “We Beat Your First Team With A Bunch Of Kids”, Hence the clamber for tickets for the game.