Premier League International Cup Quarter Final
Sunderland U23s 2-2 (10-11 pens) Newcastle United U23s
Gooch 38 pen, 67 Good 28 Roberts 90+1
Newcastle United U23s beat Sunderland U23s 11-10 on penalties to progress to the semi-final of the Premier League International Cup.
The game finished 2-2 after extra time.
The visitors took the lead through Curtis Good, before Lynden Gooch equalised from the spot in the 38th minute.
Gooch put the hosts in front midway through the second half before a Callum Roberts free kick took the game to extra time in added time.
Jake Hackett missed the final penalty to send Sunderland rivals home victorious.
It was the first time the two second-string sides had met since 2014, in which the Mackems won 2-0. The winner will play FC Porto B in the semi-final.
Sunderland looked the better side early in the first half, and came close eight minutes in when Gooch made a good run into the box but his shot was cleared off the line by Josef Yarney.
However, Newcastle took the lead against the run of play in the 28th minute when Good headed home on the end of Callum Roberts’ free kick.
The hosts got themselves a penalty ten minutes later after Gooch was brought down by Mackenzie Heaney in the box, and the forward stepped up and buried it in the bottom-right corner to equalise.
Sunderland came close on the brink of half time when Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka made a good run and his shot on the edge of the box was tipped over by the keeper after coming off a defender.
Newcastle came close to taking the lead ten minutes into the second half when Luke Charman found himself through on goal but his shot was well blocked by Joshua Robson who tracked back.
The Mackems got the winning goal in the 67th minute when Gooch met Connor Shields’ excellent cross from the left and fired home from close range to get his second of the night.
Victor Fernandez thought he had an equaliser for the Toon eight minutes later but it was ruled out offside.
Newcastle later equalised in the first minute of added time when Roberts curled the ball into the top-left corner from a free kick to take the game to extra time.
Two minutes into extra time, the visitors got themselves a penalty when Alex Storey brought down Fernandez in the box. Roberts took the penalty and it was well saved by Max Stryjek to the right.
Newcastle came incredibly close in the 112th minute when Owen Gallacher’s powerful shot hit the post with a deflection on the way in and Curtis Good also hit the post soon after.
After a spirited extra time, the game went to penalties and Newcastle won 11-10 to set up a semi-final tie with FC Porto B.
After the keepers both scored penalties, Sunderland’s Jake Hackett missed the final penalty.
Sunderland: Stryjek, Robson, Taylor (Storey 45), Galloway, Hume, Molyneux, Embleton, Hackett, Mbunga-Kimpioka, Gooch (Gamble 84), Shields (Diamond 68).
Subs not used: Talbot, Connelly, Kokolo, Mumba
Newcastle United: Woolston, Spooner (Elmhanni 82), Yarney, Good, Newberry, Hunter, Sangare, Roberts (Smith 104), Heaney (Gallacher 72), Fernandez, Charman.
Subs not used: O’Connor, Huuhtanen, Kitchen, Bartlett.