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'Nearly as embarrassing as playing Accrington Stanley' - Newcastle fans react to Checkatrade Trophy draw

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It's nearly as embarrassing as playing Accrington Stanley in a league game."

Here is a round-up of how Newcastle fans reacted.

The video will start in 8 Cancel Newcastle United Under-21's Checkatrade Trophy third-round draw against Sunderland has gone down a storm on Tyneside.

The fans can't wait - with many taking the chance to revel in the fact Sunderland's League One status means their first team will compete with United's Under-21s Gav Hedley tweeted: "You're playing our U21s in a competitive game.

The Magpies' second string were picked out to face what will be a Black Cats' first team in the draw for the competition, with the game scheduled for early January 2019.

Not surprisingly, there has been much banter on social media between the two sets of fans, with many United supporters seeing it as a 'no lose' situation.

Jack Ross' Sunderland side are favourites to win the competition, and are in excellent form in League One, so will be favourites for the tie against Ben Dawson's young Newcastle outfit.
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