Newcastle U23s 2 Sunderland U23s 0 RECAP: Feisty end to St James' Park clash after two red cards

Newcastle Under-23s claimed a 2-0 win over Sunderland Under-23s in Friday night’s Tyne-Wear derby at St James’ Park.

Newcastle U23s vs Sunderland U23s.
Newcastle U23s vs Sunderland U23s.

Goals from Tom Allan and Yannick Toure either side of half-time gave Ben Dawson’s side all three points in an evenly-contested Premier League 2, Division 2, clash. The match finished in dramatic fashion as Newcastle’s Elias Sorensen and Sunderland’s Jack Bainbridge were sent off in the closing stages. Scroll down to relive all the action and see how the night unfolded:

LIVE: Newcastle U23s 2 (Allan, 2) (Toure, 70) Sunderland U23s 0

Last updated: Friday, 14 February, 2020, 19:38

Newcastle XI: Turner, Sterry, McEntee, Gibson (Wilson, 60), Walters (Cass, 42), Young, Anderson, Allan, Longelo, Toure (Fernandez, 79), Sorensen.

Subs: Harker, Cass, Sangare, Wilson, Fernandez.

Sunderland XI: Patterson, Mumba, Bainbridge, Taylor, Gamble (Evans, 74), Sammut, Hackett, Asomugha (Dunne, 67), Hamilton (Slack, 83), Frost, Hugill.

Subs: Abdelkader, Edmundsson, Dunne, Evans, Slack.

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We'll have all the build-up ahead of tonight's Premier League 2, Division 2, clash (7pm kick-off) as well as live updates and analysis throughout the night.

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How the table looks ahead of tonight's match

Premier League 2, Division 2, table

Newcastle defender Oliver Walters on facing Sunderland

Newcastle defender Oliver Walters.

"I'd say playing against Sunderland at St. James' Park is probably our biggest game of the season. Other than if we managed to get to a final in other competitions, this is definitely the biggest game for us in the league.

"Since under-nine level, I've played against Sunderland and it's always a big game and a one you really want to win with them being your local rivals. It does means a lot more.

"A lot of the lads have been here for years and years. They've played Sunderland since a young age and we tend to have a good record against them so we'll be hoping to keep that going."

How Newcastle line up tonight

How Sunderland line up this evening

What to make of those sides

Newcastle make one change from the side which beat West Brom 1-0 in the Premier League Cup last time out as Jamie Sterry comes in for Lewis Cass.

Looks like the Magpies will line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Elias Sorensen leading the line.

Three trialists start for Sunderland tonight, including ex-Hull striker Tyler Hamilton, West Brom winger Stanley Asomugha and Reading midfielder Tyler Frost.

Ready to go at St James’ Park

2' GOAL! Newcastle 1 (Allan) Sunderland 0

The perfect start for Newcastle as Toure receives possession inside the area and cuts the ball back for Allan.

The Newcastle makes no mistake from close range and stabs the ball home to give his side the lead.

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