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