Victor Fernandez reacts after helping Newcastle's Under-23s win Hong Kong trophy

Victor Fernandez starred as Newcastle United's Under-23s won the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens tournament in the Far East.

Sunday, 20th May 2018, 4:56 pm
Updated Sunday, 20th May 2018, 5:21 pm
Newcastle's Under-23s lift the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens trophy
Newcastle's Under-23s lift the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens trophy

Callum Roberts netted a late winner to give the club a 1-0 win over Rangers in a dramatic final in Hong Kong today.

The strike gave Newcastle, captained by Owen Bailey, a sudden death win, with the game having gone to an extra period.

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Fernandez, 20, was named the player of the tournament for his displays in Happy Valley.

“Very happy for winning the @hksoccer7s tournament an also a bonus to win the award of player of the tournament,” said the winger on Twitter.

Goalkeeper Nathan Harker tweeted: “Well done to everybody this weekend!

“Unbelievable character to win the @hksoccer7s main tournament!

“Congratulations mi amigo @victorfdez98 on player of the tournament, well deserved!”

And winger Roberts added: “Buzzing to win @hksoccer7s tournament and well done for player of the tournament @victorfdez98.”

Newcastle, coached by Ben Dawson, had beaten Kashima Antlers and Leicester City in the knockout stages to book a place in the final.

United had last won the tournament in 2012.