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Nile Ranger makes Goalscoring Return for U21s

RETURN ... Newcastle's Nile Ranger scored against Sunderland's reserves at the Stadium of Light on his first appearance since March.

A returning Nile ranger could only watch as Newcastle United reserves were held in their latest match against Sunderland. The match finished level with both sides scoring two goals a piece.

Newcastle United would probably feel aggrieved after they took the lead twice in the match on 8th minute (Nile Ranger) and 37th Minute (Bradden Inman) but both times were pegged back by on 22nd Minute (Connor Wickham) and 91st Minute (Craig Lynch).

Both teams had their chances to win the game and pick up all three points on offer. Sunderland especially who missed a penalty in the 69th minute with score still at 2-1. A draw was probably a fair result but the young magpies would have felt that they did deserve full 3 points having repelled what Sunderland had to offer for the first 90 minutes.

The draw leaves reserves 3rd in the table on 14 points 6 points behind leaders Tottenham Hotspurs. Aston Villa are 4th on 12 points but have 2 games in hand over Newcastle United. Newcastle’s next competitive game is at home to Aston villa on 4th of December.


  • Young Magpie striker JJ Hooper played for the reserves, despite having signed for Darlington on loan a few days ago.
  • Michael Riley was also praised for his performance and effort in the match

Team Line Ups:

Sunderland Under-21s: Jordan Pickford, Liam Marrs, David Ferguson, David Vaughan, Connor Oliver, James Armstrong (Scott Harrison 18), Alex Gorrin (Jordan Laidler 73), Adam Reed (c), Connor Wickham (Mikael Mandron 84), Craig Lynch, Roarie Deacon

Subs not used: Ben Wilson, Wade Joyce

Newcastle United Under-21s: Jak Alnwick, Steven Logan, Michael Riley, Curtis Good (c), Yven Moyo, Conor Newton, Mehdi Abeid, Bradden Inman, Marcus Maddison (Brandon Miele 70), Nile Ranger (Dennis Knight 70), JJ Hooper

Subs not used: Freddie Woodman, Alex Kitchen

About Himanshu Dhingra (115 Articles)
I am a Newcastle United Fan and an Economist by Degree, Follow me on Twitter @HD_07. I love Indian Politics, Cricket, Formula 1, lawn Tennis

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