Newcastle Under-23s boss Ben Dawson.Newcastle Under-23s boss Ben Dawson.
Newcastle Under-23s boss Ben Dawson.

Newcastle United player ratings: TWO Magpies youngsters earn 8s in under-23s win over Sunderland

Newcastle Under-23s claimed a 2-0 victory over Sunderland Under-23s on Friday night – but who stood out for the Magpies at St James’ Park?

Goals from Tom Allan and Yannick Toure either side of half-time gave Ben Dawson’s team all three points in an evenly-contested Premier League 2, Division 2, clash. Our reporter Joe Nicholson has dished out his player ratings following the match – scroll down and flick through our picture gallery to see who shone and struggled: