Burke stars as young Sunderland defy West Brom

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SUNDERLAND Under-18s relied on a string of outstanding saves by Irish keeper Peter Burke to secure a hard-earned 1-1 Barclays U18 Premier League draw with West Brom today.

Burke twice denied Reece Hayes and saw Joel Ambalu strike the woodwork twice before Ambalu put Albion in front.

Craig Liddle’s Wearsiders, though, responded against the run of play with a neat finish from Liam Agnew.

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