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A first home league defeat in two and a half years for Manchester City as Newcastle’s young stars smash them 5-2 on Saturday.
After two derby wins already this season, Newcastle’s young stars had to settle for a draw against Sunderland on Tuesday.
Rafa Benitez can’t be happy with the collapse in results and performances from the Newcastle United Academy side, now 6 defeats in 7.
Danish teenager Elias Fritjof Sorensen made his debut for Newcastle after getting his international clearance but was powerless to prevent defeat for the young United stars, allowing Manchester City to replace NUFC at the top of the table.
Newcastle’s young stars warmed up for the new season by knocking in seven goals on Tuesday afternoon.
Dave Watson: “What did surprise me was the lack of fight and desire from some of our players because we just rolled over.”
After Saturday’s defeat for the young Newcastle stars against Derby, it leaves the overall record of United’s three teams since 1 January 2015 as P119 W26 D21 L72.
Conceding six goals in the final 27 minutes, Dave Watson was less than impressed with the Newcastle stars of the future.
Newcastle’s young stars conceded eight against the blue scousers, giving a combined score of Newcastle 0 Everton 11 within 72 hours.
Big wake up call on Wednesday night, Newcastle v AFC Wimbledon in the FA Youth Cup – watch the highlights here.
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