West Brom U21s 2 Newcastle United U21s 4: Roberts double inspires Magpies success


Newcastle United Under-21s stormed to a convincing 4-2 win at West Brom today.

Callum Roberts led the way with a double, heading home a Sean Longstaff cross for the opener and doubling the lead with a 20-yarder early in the second half.

Tyler Roberts rallied Albion, and Kyle Spence equalised at 2-2 before the home side missed a penalty, Josh Ezewele firing his effort against the bar and over.

Newcastle regrouped to win it with two goals late on, Liam Gibson driving in off the post from 15 yards before Lewis McNall bagged a fourth from close range.

That handed Albion only their second defeat in the Barclays U21 Premier League Second Division, with Newcastle moving level on points with seventh-placed Swansea following their fourth win of the season.