Sunderland striker Benji Kimpioka.

Who shone and who struggled as Sunderland Under-23s concede last-gasp winner against Norwich Under-23s

Sunderland Under-23s conceded a last-gasp winner against Norwich Under-23s as the young Black Cats were beaten 4-3 at the Academy of Light.

Friday, 27th August 2021, 3:58 pm

Elliott Dickman handed starts to the likes of Benji Kimpioka, Ellis Taylor and Oliver Younger for the Premier League 2, Division 2, clash which turned into an action-packed contest.

Tom Dickson-Peters put the visitors ahead after just nine minutes, yet Sunderland drew level just two minutes later when Taylor converted with a neat finish.

Sunderland came from behind again after two penalties, with Norwich’s Abu Kamara and Black Cats forward Will Harris converting from the spot.

Norwich then went back ahead before half-time as Tony Springett made it 3-2 to the Canaries.

The hosts appeared to have salvaged a point when substitute Vinne Steels equalised with 12 minutes to go, yet a late free-kick was headed home by Jonathan Tomkinson at the death.

Here’s how each player fared for the Black Cats.

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