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


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.

  • Cushty lad

    I wonder how many more years of misery we are to endure under the fcb before the first team has a record to match the U23’s???

    • Kneebotherm8

      Where’s Pedro anyway?………the results seem to have picked up since he disappeared off the scene.

      • Weyhhadaway

        He has been on gardening leave so long he won the Heaton Buffs
        Social Club leak show two years running.

        • Kneebotherm8


        • Peaky


  • Paul Patterson

    I hope he’s on the bench tomorrow . .

  • Tommy

    He would be in the squad tomorrow if he was Spanish, because that must be the only reason Perez and Joselu are still here, both are totally useless & this lad deserves a chance.

    • Ram Kishore

      Maybe he isn’t ready for the challenge yet.

      • Tommy

        you find out unless you play him, we paid £10m for a striker that sit`s on the bench and is 4th choice behind players that contribute nothing.

        • pedrodelgardo

          Maybe Rafa is experienced enough to make a judgement call – maybe.

          • Kenny

            Why did he buy him then

        • Ram Kishore

          It’s all down to Rafa Tommy. The coaches see them in training, not us. Either he isn’t ready or Rafa doesn’t want to take unnecessary risks or something else which we don’t really know. I can have a go at Rafa for not giving Elias a chance.
          I think Elias has a chance to impress in the Checktrade tropy against Sunderland, the highest ranked opposition they(he is) are going to play this year. If he impressed there, then he may break into the first team

      • Dave Mitchison

        We will never find out if he isn’t given the chance. Tomorrow would have been a free hit for Sorensen against a lower quality opposition and no league points at stake. If we win and he does well it’s all good, if he doesn’t quite hit the ground running then how long do we then wait for him to be good enough?

        • Ram Kishore

          I think the match against Sunderland first team is his best opportunity to impress..the highest quality opposition he is going to play this year.

    • Wor Lass


      • Tommy

        well can you explain why those 2 keep playing genius,
        i know who the idiot is if you think they are good players, you

        • glassjawsh-got-banned

          it’s still you for saying racist things

          • Dave Mitchison

            Whilst you may not agree with the opinion put forward by Tommy, his comments are not racist. The OED defines Racism as

            British & World English racism

            Definition of racism in English:
            mass noun
            1Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.

            1.1 The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

            All Tommy is implying is that Rafa favours Perez and Joselu due to their nationality. By the definition supplied by the OED Tommy’s comment could be construed as the opposite of racist. Please don’t throw the R word around glibly and instead put forward a constructive argument as to why Perez and Joselu are preferred to other members of the squad.

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            If someone in the US said that a black basketball coach was favoring black players over white players because they are black, that would be 100% nailed on racist. I’m not throwing the term around glibly, you’re dismissing it glibly.

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            Also, it is infuriating when, after someone says something awful, they try to slink out of it by saying “that’s just my opinion”. Like it’s some magical “get out of being a moron jail free card”. If you’re opinion is abhorrent, you deserve to be called out on it. End.

          • Dave Mitchison

            I love the irony that you believe other comments are racist and then imply that only in one country would the comment be considered racist. To single out one race (the Americans) you are implying that they show some kind of moral superiority and this could in itself be considered racist to every other race or nationality. Anyway it’s semantics. Simple fact is Rafa has a blind spot for Perez and his shortcomings and only one person knows why.

          • Kenny

            Don`t be silly now, that is not racist at all

        • Wor Lass

          Neither of them has played well this season but hardly anyone has. If Rafa favours the Spanish so much how come Navez hardly got a sniff even though he looked half decent when he did play? How many games has Joselu played this season? Who was our top scorer last season?

    • Dave Mitchison

      Tommy please see my reply

    • pedrodelgardo

      Do you think Rafa is 12 years old or something?

  • Natturner26

    Can’t think of one reason he wasn’t saved for the cup game.

  • molend

    Alan Shearer, 17, hat-trick against Arsenal. If Sorensen doesn’t play, we won’t know how good he might be. If Joselu plays we know exactly how good he will be

    • Damon Horner

      Which is all true. Flip side though mate is how much criticism the manager gets from fans and media alike for playing kids.

      It’s a decision where you look like a genius if it works but you’re insulting everybody if it fails.

      • molend

        Fair enough, but I think this is a different situation. Rafa plays Sorensen and it doesn’t work out. I don’t think many fans, at this stage, would criticize him for doing that. Desperate times call for desperate measures (and I’m now going to have one)

    • Kneebotherm8

      Couldn’t see Joselu gettin’ 3 goals in a season never mind one game…

    • molend

      Sorry voted up myself!

  • Carl Marks

    A better headline would be”
    “Sorenson scores more goals than the entire first team”

  • Weyhhadaway

    We have a new Makem slayer, long live the Makem slayer!!!!

    Put him in the first team, with Muto away and Perez rather pointless, the club unwilling to buy and oh yeah the Jos, what have we got to lose?

    • Steviemagpie

      Can see your point but maybe he is being saved to play against Sunderland in the checkatrade next week.

  • Weyhhadaway

    One Scenario,

    Rafa; I need a striker.
    Ashley: You have Sorenson
    Rafa He has no experience
    Ashley: tough

    Rafa doesn’t play the kid in case Ashley was right, Sorenson leaves next summer and turns out to be a 75M Prem forward.

  • Leicester Mag

    So Bournmouth pay £19M for Solanki and we baulk at paying £2K a week to a goal a game teenager. Another example of how pathetic this club is

    • Carl Marks

      Bournemouth pay 19 million for Solanke –
      smaller ground capacity =
      significantly lower match day revenue than us!
      Smaller global fan base than us =
      considerably less revenue from official merchandise sales!
      Anyone need further proof that Fat Boy Fat is pocketing your cash????!!!!!!
      People shouldn’t be surprised by the Solanke signing and the fee –
      Bournemouth is a football club,that’s being run like a football club,and not a huge marketing vehicle for a disreputable sportswear company!!!

  • Kenny

    The cup match would be ideal to test the young lad from the bench instead of playing a couple of wanka`s like the Hoss & Perez.
    i have always backed Rafa & will continue to do so but watching f##king Perez every week then Joselu is getting beyond a joke,

    • Wezza

      That’s all Rafa could get really. Now Muto is off for Asia games! Lucky we have backup…

    • Mrkgw

      Well said Kenny. Can’t understand this one as if any of those reserves deserves a chance then its this lad. Lets face it, what more can he do? Regrettably, we will lose him in the summer and to do so in favour of the two you mention, beggars belief. Makes me fume.

  • KennyS

    If you are good enough you are old enough.. get him in the first team!!