Sunderland handed Boro incentive for FA Youth Cup clash with Norwich

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Middlesbrough will host Sunderland in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup – if the Black Cats can beat Norwich next week.

Boro’s Under-18s last night reached the last 16 with an excellent 3-1 victory at Tottenham, thanks to two goals from former Washington St Robert of Newminster pupil Mitchell Curry and an effort from Arnel Jakupovic.

Sunderland will host Norwich in the fourth round at the Stadium of Light next Wednesday (7pm), the same night the first team is at Swansea for a vital Premier League clash.

Newcastle exited the FA Youth Cup last night, going out 2-1 at home to AFC Wimbledon, in front of a 915 crowd at St James’s Park.

Lewis McNall hauled them level, but Alfie Egan’s double, including an 87th-minute headed winner, saw the Dons through to a home tie against Manchester United or Chelsea.