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Hull City U23 vs Newcastle United PL2 at Stadion.Core.ViewModels.Matchday.LocationViewModel

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Hull City U23

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Newcastle United PL2

FT 4th October 2019 7:00 PM (BST)

East Riding County FA

English Premier League Cup

4th October 2019 7:00 PM (BST)


Newcastle United Under-23s began their Premier League Cup campaign in winning fashion following a 1-0 victory against their Hull City counterparts.

Luke Charman's late penalty sealed the victory for the young Magpies at the East Riding County FA in their opening fixture in Group C.

The young Magpies, who reached the Premier League Cup final, headed into their game searching for a first victory in three games after narrow league defeats to West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City.

Neil Redfearn handed a debut to French defender Ludwig Francillette while teenagers Joe White and Elliot Anderson also earned their first full starts for United's under-23 squad.

After a number of strong challenges in the opening stages of the tie, it was United who created the first key goalscoring opportunity as Lewis Cass, standing in as captain for the injured Owen Bailey, sent his header over the crossbar after meeting Oliver Walters' teasing cross from the left wing.

White and Anderson later combined as the latter, a Scotland under-18 international, sent a low cross into the path of White but the teenager, celebrating his 17th birthday this week, was unfortunate with his attempt at goal as the ball cruelly bobbled before dragging the effort wide of the right hand post.

Anderson took his turn in front of goal after cleverly evading his marker with a fine turn but the 16-year-old's powerful effort flew narrowly wide of the target.

The hosts continued to cause problems for Newcastle's back line as Billy Chadwick sent a dangerous cross past the six-yard area but, to the visitors' fortunes, the ball was unable to find an incoming attacker.

In the second half, Tom Allan went close to breaking the deadlock following Jamie Sterry's teasing free kick into the penalty area, which was cleverly flicked towards Allan by defender Oisín McEntee but the teenage forward was denied a fifth goal this term as Hull goalkeeper Will Mannion blocked the close range header with his body.

Newcastle continued their push for a breakthrough, forcing Mannion into producing another strong stop, denying striker Luke Charman with a one-handed save after the forward picked the ball up on the edge of the penalty area before sending his venomous effort at goal.

With the game approaching the latter stages, Newcastle were awarded a penalty as Jamie Sterry drove into the penalty area and, before sending a cross into a dangerous area, was bundled over by Hull defender Matty Jacob.

Charman made no mistake in dispatching the resulting spot kick, rifling the ball into the roof of the net despite Mannion getting a hand to the 12-yard attempt.

United's youngsters had conceded late on in their previous two league fixtures but the away side held firm for maximum points, as well as maintaining their first clean sheet of the season.

Newcastle United Under-23s: Dan Langley, Lewis Cass, Oliver Walters, Jamie Sterry, Oisín McEntee, Ludwig Francillette (Victor Fernández 46), Tom Allan (Dylan Stephenson 72), Jack Young, Luke Charman, Joe White, Elliot Anderson.

Subs not used: Jake Turner, Lucas Gamblin.

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