Sunderland Under-21s recorded a fine 2-0 win away to Southampton this evening to go top of the table.
Goals from George Brady and Duncan Watmore sealed the win to end the Saints’ unbeaten start to the season.
Sunderland were ahead on 12 minutes when a left-wing corner was headed home by Brady.
And it was 2-0 just before half-time when Watmore coolly netted from the spot after being fouled in the penalty area.
Southampton were harshly awarded a penalty on 53 minutes but Ryan Seager’s effort was saved by Maksimilian Stryjek, diving to this right.
Saints pressed to get back into the game but were well kept in check by the young Cats.