Report: Sunderland U23s 2-1 Leeds United U23s

Sunderland U23s 2-1 Leeds United U23s

Arbenit Xhemajli made his return from injury as Sunderland Under-23s defeated Leeds United Under-23s in Group E of the Premier League Cup.

Cameron Jessup opened the scoring with a header midway through the first half, but Crysencio Summerville equalised for the visitors on the stroke of half time, curling a fine effort past Jack McIntyre between the sticks.

The lively Ethan Kachosa gave the Lads the advantage once again after the break, slotting home after good work down the left-hand side by Nathan Newall.

Substitute Joe Ryder was then sent off for Sunderland late on, but they held on to claim all three points in Group F.

Next up for our Under-23s is Newcastle United on Monday 18 October at 7pm.

Sunderland: McIntyre, Johnson, Bainbridge, Wearne (C) (Scott 45), Jessup, Xhemajli (Fieldson 45), Kachosa, Kelly, Gardiner (Ryder 30), Middlemas, Newall (Scott 45)

Subs not used: Unused subs: Bond, Singh

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