Last night saw a huge win for Newcastle’s U23 side in the Premier League 2 as they dispatched sorry Sunderland 5-0 at St James Park. Goals from Owen Bailey, Cal Roberts, Luke Charman (2) and Elias Sörensen gave the Magpies the win and they’ve been pretty vocal about it.
FULL-TIME: Newcastle United Under-23s 5 Sunderland Under-23s 0
It’s an emphatic derby-day victory for the young Magpies, who have swept aside their North East rivals thanks to goals from Owen Bailey, Cal Roberts, Luke Charman (2) and Elias Sörensen! #NUFC pic.twitter.com/5W8WTyympy
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 20, 2018
It might be a while before Newcastle can enjoy a win over Sunderland in a senior match seeing as they’re currently three divisions apart, but that doesn’t mean they can’t savour those sweet derby wins from their youth squads. The Geordies ripped The Mackems to pieces last night and it’s a win that’s led to a lot of supporters calling for some of the young Magpies to step up into the senior squad.
It might be a bit drastic for the fans to demand some of their U23s be thrown into Sunday’s home clash with Chelsea, but with some of the exciting young talents already on the fans radars, it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see one or two given a spot on the bench. One lad who the fans really want to see is young Jamie Sterry who the fans believe would be able to fill in the depth issues at full-back.
You can read the Geordies’ verdict on their 5-0 win here:
Cracking win boys well done, dare say they'd turn Sunderlands league 1 starting 11 over aswell ha ha
— Chris (@lChrisMcl) August 20, 2018
cracking game and result well done lads, ty nufc tv enjoyed it emmensley
— jimmy kelly (@xskye69x) August 20, 2018
Stick them all in against Chelsea, can’t be any worse than the current crop … Cardiff game was woeful
— Olly Kitching (@Olly_Kitching) August 20, 2018
So hopefully we’ll see some of these get a first team chance rather than getting shafted on loan or sold without hope
— michael laverton (@toonmadmike) August 20, 2018
Get on lads
— JamieNUFC (@J_G_1988) 20 August 2018
I WANT TO SEE JAMIE STERRY AS OUR FIRST TEAM RIGHT BACK HES LIKE MESSI
— ross (@KenedyGeordie) August 20, 2018
Northeast top dogs.
— Steven (@StevenSproat8) August 20, 2018
The fans will be keen to see more of this scoreline when they face Sunderland in future but for now, they’re just enjoying the result.