'Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen started young' Newcastle fans react to Elias Sorensen's U23s hat-trick

Elias Sorensen scored yet again for Newcastle United U23s last night - and fans are refusing to ignore him any longer.

Tuesday, 23rd October 2018, 12:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd October 2018, 6:33 pm
Elias Sorensen scored a hat-trick for Newcastle U23s against Aston Villa last night

The Denmark-born 19-year-old has been in remarkable goal scoring form so far this season - including two goals in two Checkatrade Trophy wins over Notts County and Doncaster Rovers.

His hat-trick against Aston Villa in a 5-2 Premier League 2 victory saw the striker make it eight goals in as many matches while Rafa Benitez's first-teamers continue to struggle in front of goal.

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Firing just six goals in nine league games, leaving the Magpies routed to the bottom of the table, Newcastle supporters seem desperate for a bit of goal scoring inspiration from somewhere.

Perhaps the free-scoring Dane is the answer, with a large amount of fans pledging for him to be given a shot in the first-team.

Here's the best of the fan reaction, with comparisons made to Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen:

@BenjamSimpson: Start him Saturday please

@aaronjohnbird: Sounds to me like he’s ready for 4 seasons of loans before being sold for 2 million and no buy back clause to AEK Athens.

@DaveWoodland2: Give the lad a game. He obviously knows where the goal is. Already ahead of the first teamers then. Make him number 9...

@StuDon: Put him in at Southampton. We might even score a goal then!!

@mickclark6441: Rooney n owen... started young.. give him that chance

@dcb72: how long until charnley sells him for under market value to a rival?

@timcunningham80: That's our number 9 in the Championship next season sorted!

@oxopies:At least the lad knows where the goal is - not the corner flag! Playing him couldn't be any worse than what we've got!

@JoshCooke9: Give him a chance in the first team this lad scores pretty much every single game. Send a message out to the senior players and give the young lads something to work for. He's better than what we have got at the moment anyway!

@a_keates: I have no idea how good this kid is but don't forget a certain Alan Shearer scored a hat trick on his debut against Arsenal at 17. If you don't play them you'll never know