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EFL Trophy: Sunderland beat Newcastle U21s, Man City U21s progress

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Sunderland won in front of a crowd of 16,654 at the Stadium of Light

Sunderland beat the under-21 side of local rivals Newcastle 4-0 to reach the Checkatrade Trophy quarter-finals.

Goals from Charlie Wyke, Chris Maguire and Benji Kimpioka plus Kelland Watts’ own-goal gave the hosts an easy win.

The travelling Newcastle fans taunted their rivals during the match by singing “we saw you cry on Netflix”.

The chant is a reference to the documentary series of Sunderland’s campaign last season when they were relegated to League One.

Elsewhere, Manchester City U21s fought back from 2-0 down to beat Rochdale 4-2.

Jimmy McNulty and Stephen Dooley put the hosts in control but City responded through Luke Bolton, Taylor Richards and two from substitute Jayden Braff.

The win means Manchester City have followed Swansea in 2016-17 and Chelsea last season as the third academy side to reach the last eight of the competition.

They could be joined in the quarter-finals by Chelsea U21s, who host League One side Peterborough in the final third-round tie on Wednesday (19:00 GMT).

Portsmouth, Bristol Rovers, Oxford, Bury and Port Vale all progressed from their third-round ties.

League Two Bury trailed 2-0 at half-time at League One side Accrington but the Shakers eventually ran out 4-2 winners thanks to two Dom Telford strikes and goals from Nicky Maynard and Danny Mayor.

Oxford and Port Vale needed penalties to progress from their respective ties against Cheltenham and Shrewsbury.



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