Sell-out crowd sees 20th Elias Sorensen goal of season seal Newcastle through to PL Cup final
Newcastle United are through to the final of the Premier League Cup, an Elias Sorensen goal sealing a tremendous semi-final win.
Newcastle’s young stars were playing away in front of a sell-out crowd (see below) against Leeds United.
A goalless first half was followed by the visitors taking control.
Winger Callum Roberts won a penalty which Kelland Watts converted five minutes after the break.
Roberts then quickly adding a second as the game began to run away from Leeds United.
Then with only a few minutes left on the clock, Elias Sorensen topped things off with a third, before immediately being substituted.
It was a 20th goal of the season for the young Dane, as he assured Newcastle’s progress into the final of the Premier League Cup, there they will meet either Everton or Swansea’s Under 23s.
It was actually 17 weeks since the 19 year old’s last goal, which came in a 3-2 reserve league win over Sunderland.
Elias Sorensen having endured a wasted loan spell at Blackpool before being recalled early.
He and his NUFC teammates now have double target to end the season.
The Premier League Cup final, as well as the end of season play-offs, where they are playing for a spot in the top tier of the reserve league set-up.
The Mag – 22 April 2019:
Not often you hear about a Newcastle United reserves match selling out.
However, that is the case on Tuesday night.
The NUFC Under 23s (reserves) travel to play Leeds United and all tickets have been sold.
The match sees Newcastle United take on Leeds in the semi final of the Premier League Cup.
The game is at Guiseley AFC’s Nethermoor Park and over 2,500 fans will be there in the capacity crowd.
In an official announcement, Leeds United have warned fans not to travel as they won’t be able to pay in on the night.
It is a 7pm kick-off tomorrow night and with no replays, it will be decided on the night.
The winners will face Swansea, Everton or Blackburn in the final, the latter two clubs having to sort out a delayed quarter-final first, that game also on Tuesday night.
The Newcastle United reserves then play away at Middlesbrough on Sunday to complete their normal league season. However, they will then have end of season play-offs that they have already qualified for, with the chance of playing in the top division of the reserve set-up.
Leeds United official announcement:
‘Over 2,500 tickets sold for the U23s clash on Tuesday night at Nethermoor Park
Leeds United fans continued to show their fantastic support for the U23s this week, after the Premier League Cup semi-final clash against Newcastle United sold out.
Having hosted several U23s fixtures this season, including the exciting penalty shootout against Fulham, local side Guiseley AFC’s Nethermoor Park is the chosen venue for Tuesday night’s encounter, which kicks off at 7pm.
Fans are advised that there will not be any additional sales on the day, and not to turn up unless you have a ticket. Gates will be open from 5:30pm, and supporters should arrive as early as possible to ease congestion at the turnstiles.’
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