Adam Armstrong led his country to victory as England defeated Russia in Moscow.

The England Under 18s featuring an impressive three players from Newcastle United.

As well as striker  Armstrong wearing the Captain’s armband, keeper Freddie Woodman was between the sticks as usual, whilst midfielder Dan Barlaser made his international debut for England.

A goalless first half saw starring roles for two of the Newcastle trio, Woodman making a couple of outstanding saves whilst at the other end it was Adam Armstrong who produced a couple of cracking stops out of the home goalkeeper.

Indeed it was Armstrong who eventually gave the young lions the lead, calmly putting a penalty away after 63 minutes, following a foul on Patrick Roberts in the box.

That strike made it 8 goals for the Geordie forward in only 7 matches this season for the England Under 18s.

Roberts then capped an excellent performance with the second goal and the match finished 2-0 to England.

Armstrong came off with five minutes to go but Woodman was called on to earn his clean sheet with another couple of excellent stops.

Dan Barlaser may not have had the impact of his two NUFC teammates but he would have been more than happy after playing his part in a great win for this young England team.

(***Article title – yes Freddie Woodman wasn’t born a Geordie but he plays for us now…!)