Newcastle United were beaten 4-0 by Wolves in the Premier League Asia Trophy earlier today.
Newcastle announced the appointment of Steve Bruce as the club’s new manager (Official Website), prior to the game.
The 4-0 hammering by their Premier League rivals ensures plenty of work to do for the club’s new boss.
Wolves were three goals to the good at the break.
A brace by Diogo Jota and a goal from Morgan Gibbs-White leaving Newcastle with an uphill battle.
Newcastle did improve during the second period.
The Magpies couldn’t go the half without conceding, however. A Tom Allan own goal in the 86th minute ensuring a rout for Wolves.
Despite the loss, Newcastle supporters did find one positive to take from the game.
With 27 minutes of the contest remaining, Elias Sorensen was introduced as a substitute.
The 19-year-old has proved a frequent goalscorer through the academy ranks but hasn’t yet made his first-team debut in a competitive game.
Last season he went on loan to Blackpool but managed just one appearance.
He will be keen to make amends this season and some Newcastle supporters want to see more of him.
Following his cameo, some fans took to Twitter to speak of the one aspect of the defeat they thought was positive.
Here is a selection of what the supporters were saying about Sorensen:
Sorensen looks like a great talent! #NUFC
— Kieran Parr (@KieranParr17) July 17, 2019
Give Sorensen the number 9 shirt for the season #nufc can't do any worse
— .. (@36081763_abc) July 17, 2019
Sorensen looking sharp and strong. Definitely worth a shout for the bench for upcoming season. Exciting prospect #NUFC
— Lewie Allan (@LooizAllan) July 17, 2019
Sorensen already showing he's twice the player Muto is… #NUFC
— Ronnie S. (@DonRon11) July 17, 2019
Sorensen the only positive in the last 6 weeks of the club and he’s played 20 minutes #NUFC
— David Del Borrello (@davorrello) July 17, 2019
Sorensen just showed how much better he is then muto in one minute
— Rohan Gulliver (@gulliver_rohan) July 17, 2019
Finally some good footballers
— Ajhendo (@Ajhendo1) July 17, 2019
Sorenson has just proven he's our best striker
— Lewis Williams (@LewisWill113) July 17, 2019
Sorensen is actually good so why didn’t we start him
— Luke🔆 (@MiggysMags) July 17, 2019
Leave Muto in China
— Elliot (@Zurrbs) July 17, 2019