Newcastle United young stars beat Sunderland 2-0 in Monday night derby
A great night for Newcastle United’s young stars as they travelled for a derby clash at Sunderland.
The Newcastle United Under 23s side taking on their rivals at the Eppleton Colliery Welfare ground.
Both teams are in the second tier of the reserve leagues, Sunderland going into the game rock bottom with only one point from seven games.
Newcastle slightly better off being third bottom with six points from their seven matches.
Last season saw the NUFC reserves pull off a derby double, winning 5-0 at home and 3-2 away.
On Monday night they made the perfect start, Victor Fernandez winning a penalty after only five minutes.
Striker Luke Charman stepping up to confidently smash home the penalty to give the young magpies an early lead.
On 24 minutes Charman was involved again, set to be in on goal only for a deliberate handball to prevent a likely second goal. The offender Brandon Taylor given a straight red.
Newcastle were now well on top and chances came Charman’s way to put the match beyond doubt but he couldn’t manage to get the better of the Sunderland keeper in open play.
On 72 minutes though it was game over.
Having won the penalty for the opening goal, Victor Fernandez topped off a very good night with a goal of his own, scoring after Cass cross from the right.
A very professional display and satisfying result for the visitors but it has to be said, the young mackems didn’t put up any kind of a fight.
Sunderland Under 23s 0 Newcastle United Under 23s 2
Langley, Cass (c), McEntee, Francillette, Walters, Sterry, Allan, Sangare, Young (J.Scott 87), Fernandez (K.Scott 75), Charman
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