Esteban Cardona Lopez

By Paul Reece

Newcastle United Under-18s 1 (Cardona Lopez)
Manchester United Under-18s 7

Manchester United's 16-year-old striker James Wilson ran riot against Newcastle United's Academy side on Saturday, netting five as the Red Devils ran out comfortable winners.

Dave Watson's side have now won just once from the opening five league games and were outclassed by their Manchester counterparts.

England schoolboy international Wilson gave his side a 17th minute lead at Newcastle's Little Benton Academy.

The young Magpies responded well, however, with midfielder Jonathyn Quinn testing shot-stopper Pierluigi Gollini.

Wilson had wrapped up his hat-trick by the 33rd minute though as the visitors strolled to a 3-0 advantage.

The striker netted his fourth before the break and a fifth was added through Jack Rudge as Newcastle went into the break 5-0 behind.

Esteban Cardona Lopez netted a consolation five minutes after the restart, but any hopes of an Arsenal style comeback were soon dashed by Wilson.

The front-man found space unmarked in United's penalty box and produced a neat finish past Freddie Woodman.

Manchester United substitute Kenji Gorre then completed the rout with a right-footed finish past Woodman to complete a miserable afternoon for the young Magpies.

Newcastle United Under-18s: Freddie Woodman, Ryan McKinnon, Alex Kitchen, Kyle Cameron, Macauley Booth, Alex Gilliead, Steven Logan (Macaulay Gillesphey 33), Jonathyn Quinn, Liam Smith,  Esteban Cardona Lopez, Adam Armstrong

Subs not used: Sam Busby, James Morgan, Callum Roberts