Six months on from his summer move to Newcastle United, Santiago Munoz finally started his first game for the our U23s last night – and what a game it was!
Soon after the Mexican headed just wide, we took an early lead as Jay Turner-Cooke scored his second free-kick in as many games to make it 1-0.
However, the Canaries scored three without reply between the 30th and 50th minute, leaving us 3-1 down just five minutes into the second half.
On the 62-minute mark, Lucas De Bolle – who has been named on the bench by Eddie Howe in two of our last three games – set up former England U18 international Adam Wilson to make it 3-2.
With just 18 minutes remaining, another new signing entered the fray in Isaac Westendorf; the powerful forward who joined last month after impressing during his trial period.
To say he was heavily involved would be an understatement, with him bagging the assist for Jay Turner-Cooke’s 76th minute equaliser before scoring a 90th minute winner to complete the comeback and a 4-3 win that sent us up to 4th in the Premier League 2.
The drama wasn’t done there, however, as the 19-year-old then received a second yellow card for taking his shirt off in amidst the mad celebrations!
So, no goal for Munoz on his first start for the club, but a crazy game to be involved in as fellow Toon striker Isaac Westendorf stole the headlines instead!
Turner-Cooke looks like one to watch too. He arrived from Sunderland last January and it hasn’t taken him long to be promoted from U18 level to our U23s; where he’s bagged five goals and two assists in eight games from midfield.