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Elias Sorensen makes it 19 Newcastle United goals for season and plays key role in 3-2 win over Sunderland on Friday

6 months ago
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A lot of Newcastle fans would have liked to see Elias Sorensen included in the first team squad to take on Blackburn in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Instead, he was named in the side for the reserve team derby down at Sunderland on Friday afternoon.

A number of other younger players such as Sean Longstaff and Freddie Woodman are set to be involved against Blackburn.

However, 19 year old Elias Sorensen was named in the following reserve side today.

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

Substitutes:

Langley, McEntee, Longelo, Juanito, Toure

This 1pm kick-off started badly with Newcastle finding themselves two down after 34 minutes.

However, Tm Allan gave Newcastle a foothold back in the game, scoring on 42 minutes after Oliver Walters set him up.

Sangare and Allan then set up Elias Sorensen to score the equaliser on 57 minutes, his 19th goal (all competitions) of the season.

Then it looked as though the comeback was complete when Rosaire Longelo was brought down.

Callum Roberts took the penalty with only 15 minutes remaining but missed the target.

With the clock ticking down, Elias Sorensen produced a superb free-kick that the Sunderland keeper could only parry, Longelo getting the rebound/winner with only three minutes left!

Final score:

Sunderland Under 23s 2 Newcastle United Under 23s 3

So 19 goals in total for Elias Sorenson and 15 in his last 14 matches.

As for the reserve team, today’s win means 12 victories, one draw and only two defeats in their last 15 matches.

December brought media claims that Elias Sorensen had turned down a new deal with Newcastle United.

His contract ends in the summer and it was reported that he’d been offered a new three year contract at £1,500 a week.

Signed as a 16 year back in August 2016, the reports claimed that he is looking for £2,500 a week before he will sign an extension.

Hopefully a new contract will be agreed shortly and the 19 year old can go out on loan this month to help his progress.

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