Sunderland U18s 4 Stoke City U18s 0: Second-half power surge sinks Potters

Sunderland threaten the Stoke goal in today's U18 clash. Picture by Peter Berry
Sunderland threaten the Stoke goal in today's U18 clash. Picture by Peter Berry
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SUNDERLAND completed the double over Stoke with another convincing four-goal Barclays U18 Premier League victory at the Academy of Light today.

Ross Colquhoun finally made the breakthrough with a deflected effort, following a corner, early in the second half.

Tom Robson crashed home for 2-0, then Lynden Gooch added a third, rolling home the loose ball after charging down a clearance by Stoke keeper Dominic Kurasik.

Sunderland rounded off the victory with a last-minute fourth goal from the penalty spot, coolly taken by Ethan Robson after he had been brought down inside the box.

Middlesbrough lost 3-1 at Everton, with Matthew Elsdon grabbing their consolation, while Newcastle beat Manchester United 1-0, thanks to Greg Olley’s strike.

* Full report and pictures in tonight’s online Football Echo – available on this website at around 6.45pm