LOUIS Laing made his first start since October as Sunderland's development side claimed a 2-1 victory in a friendly match at Burnley.

Laing played the first 45 minutes as Kevin Ball's second string came from a goal down to triumph at Turf Moor thanks to goals from Alex Gorrin and Ryan Noble.

Luke O'Neill headed Burnley ahead in the first half, but Gorrin levelled when he converted Adam Mitchell's cross shortly before the hour mark.

Noble claimed a winner with 20 minutes left, curling the ball home after Billy Knott's shot was blocked by a defender.