Newcastle United U23 player ratings: Elias Sorensen steals the show in dramatic Sunderland triumph

Newcastle United's youngsters registered a derby victory over Sunderland, but who impressed for the young Magpies?

By The Newsroom
Friday, 04 January, 2019, 16:19
Elias Sorensen stole the show for Newcastle U23s against Sunderland

Goals from Thomas Allan, Elias Sorensen and substitute Rosaire Longelo handed Ben Dawson's side victory as they battled back from two goals down. But who stood out for the visitors? Scroll down and click through the pages to see how we rated the youngsters:

Arguably could have done better for both goals and looked unsure throughout. 5
Had a tough task defensively against Diamond, but looked a good outlet in an attacking capacity. 6
Another who offered plenty going forward, the full-back put in a disciplined and effective performance. 7
Tenacious and a real driving force in midfield throughout, a superb showing from the youngster. 8
Disciplined at the back, he kept a watchful eye on Benji Kimpioka and limited his impact. 6
Quiet, but did his job well. Could have communicated better for Sunderland's first goal, though. 6
Guilty of missing a few chances but played a key role in two goals before his withdrawal. 7

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Early booking curtailed his influence, but still a steady and composed showing. 6
Squandered several opportunities but was clinical when it mattered.Strikers of that breed are a rare commodity, and Sorensen continues to impress. 8
Unable to influence the game as much as he would have liked and missed the late penalty. 6
His trickery and pace caused Sunderland several problems early on, but his impact faded. 6
(for Allan) - A superb cameo in which he won a penalty before smashing home the winner. 8
(for Gibson) - Made a late appearance from the bench.
(for Sangare) - Entered the fray alongside Toure late on