Newcastle stopper Freddie Woodman ecstatic with match-winning performance against Sunderland

Newcastle's youngsters are through to the quarter finals of the FA Youth Cup.

Newcastle United and Sunderland reignited their old rivalry last night, but in the unfamiliar surroundings of the FA Youth Cup.

On the night it was the Toon Army who went away celebrating, even if the game was far from exciting.

They won on penalties after a tense and goalless 120 minutes at the Stadium of Light, with no doubting who the hero was.

Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman was sensational in the shoot-out. He saved two of the Sunderland penalties to claim victory for Newcastle and take them through to the quarter-finals of the competition.

It was obviously a moment that filled him with joy. He took to Twitter after the game to express how happy he was with getting one over the club’s arch-rivals in such a prestigious fixture.

Woodman is an England youth international and briefly found himself as Newcastle’s second-choice keeper earlier in the season, after simultaneous injuries to both Tim Krul and Rob Elliot.

If he puts in more performances like this, a place in the Newcastle senior team will soon become a permanent one.

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